Behavioral Sciences Program

Program Overview/Mission

What is a degree in Behavioral Sciences?
A degree in Behavioral Sciences provides a multidisciplinary approach to study human behavior and societal problems that are too complex to be fully understood by one academic discipline.

At UHCL, Behavioral Sciences include coursework in:

  • Anthropology
  • Criminology
  • Geography
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology


Program Degrees

Undergraduate Degree (Bachelor of Science)
The undergraduate degree in Behavioral Sciences enables you to combine courses from an array of disciplines including anthropology, criminology, geography, psychology, social work and sociology into one degree. You will learn theoretical coursework in behavioral sciences and receive a deeper knowledge of at least two of these disciplines

Graduate Degree (Master of Arts)
The graduate degree in Behavioral Sciences enables you to combine courses from an array of disciplines including anthropology, psychology and sociology into one degree. You and your faculty adviser will construct your own plan of study based on the type of knowledge you want to receive. This plan generally centers on a specific social problem you would want to pursue.

Admission Requirements

Program Faculty

Maria Curtis
Maria Curtis

Maria Curtis

Associate Professor in Anthropology and Cross-Cultural Studies,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3429
Email: Curtis@uhcl.edu
Office: SSCB 2109.09

Faculty Bio

Heather Kanenberg
Heather Kanenberg

Heather Kanenberg

Associate Professor of Social Work,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3458
Email: kanenbergh@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 2617

Faculty Bio

Christine Kovic
Christine Kovic

Christine Kovic

Professor of Anthropology and Cross-Cultural Studies,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3365
Email: kovic@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 2617.04

Faculty Bio

Amy Lucas
Amy Lucas

Amy Lucas

Associate Professor of Sociology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3413
Email: Lucas@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 2121.04

Faculty Bio

Mike McMullen
Michael McMullen

Michael McMullen

Professor of Sociology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3435
Email: McMullen@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 2617.13

Faculty Bio

Desdamona Rios
Desdamona Rios

Desdamona Rios

Associate Professor of Social Psychology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3457
Email: rios@uhcl.edu
Office:  Bayou 2121.06

Faculty Bio

Joyce Delores Taylor
Joyce Taylor

Joyce Taylor

Coordinator HSH Internship and Lecturer of Behavioral Science,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3377
Email: taylorj@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 1125.02

Faculty Bio

Christine Walther
Christine Walther

Christine Walther

Assistant Professor of Psychology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3463
Email: walther@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 2233.10

Faculty Bio

Dawit Woldu
Dawitt Woldu

Dawit Woldu

Assistant Professor of Anthropology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3364
Email: woldu@uhcl.edu
Office: SSCB 2109.12

Faculty Bio

Curriculum and Instruction

What skills do I learn with Behavioral Sciences?
With a degree in Behavioral Sciences, you can develop skills desired by all employers:

  • Knowledge of human behavior
  • Statistical and methodological analysis
  • Understanding of diversity
  • Written communication

Student Resources

Career opportunities in Behavioral Sciences include:

  • Social and Community Service Organizations
  • Cultural Organizations
  • Governmental Service Organizations
  • Other careers that involve understanding, working with, and helping people
UHCL Career Services

Additional Information

For more information on UHCL's Behavioral Sciences program and faculty, please contact:

Dr. Christine Walther, Assistant Professor of Psychology
walther@uhcl.edu

or

Human Sciences and Humanities
Academic Advising Office
HSHadvising@uhcl.edu
281-283-3333

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2700 Bay Area Blvd.
Houston, Texas  77058-1098