Behavioral science is no single discipline in and of itself. It comprises several distinct academics disciplines, each with its own history, theoretical moorings and research methods as well as methodologies.
The disciplines that come together to comprise this interdisciplinary field of knowledge include:
Anthropology, Sociology and Psychology.
Students have opportunity of doing thesis in their specialized field: anthropology, sociology or psychology. Despite the disciplinary boundaries however all of the above mentioned disciplines study some aspect/s of human behavior using their distinct vantage points. Given the common object of investigation i.e. human behavior, as a field of study and research, it permits and at times necessities substantive and methodological overlaps and borrowing across disciplines. Behavioral sciences are offered by both Bachelors and Masters.
What Is Anthropology?
The word itself tells the basic story - from the Greek anthropos (human being) and logia (science), it is nothing less than the scientific study of humankind, from its beginnings, millions of years ago, to the present day. Only Anthropology attempts to understand the whole panorama, in time and space, of the human condition. Anthropology offers exclusivity by studying humans in an holistic manner by covering all aspects such as politics, environment, family, languages, religion, entertainment, wars, sports and so on.
What is Psychology?
Psychology is the study of the mind and behavior. The discipline of psychology embraces all aspects of the human experience, from the functions of the brain to the environments in which humans and other animals develop; from child development to aging. Psychology is a science based on a large body of social science and behavioral science research and which is expanding its boundaries to overlap with neuroscience and health science.
What is Sociology?
Sociology enables us to understand the structure and dynamics of society, and their intricate connections to patterns of human behavior and individual life changes. It examines the ways in which the forms of social structure; groups, organizations, communities, social categories (such as class, sex, age, or race), and various social institutions (such as kinship, economic, political, or religious) affect human attitudes, actions, and opportunities.
After completing the degree students will be able to comprehend, analyze & explain human behavior in multidisciplinary context. They will be able to endorse intra & interpersonal relationships with more confidence & knowledge. The graduates can apply their skills while working for social service agencies, counseling settings as well as in business & industry.