Behavioral Sciences Mission Statement

To create lifelong learners utilizing the scientist-practitioner model. Students gain competence in accessing, evaluating, and integrating sources of knowledge within their field.  Graduates of our program will understand the scientific foundations of their discipline and the core knowledge/concepts in the field.

Programs in the division provide opportunities for professional development, service to the community, and practicum experiences in preparation for graduate study and/or work in a variety of fields.  Graduates will be able to apply such knowledge and skills in a manner consistent with an understanding of professional standards of ethical behavior.  They will be prepared to interact effectively with others, and resolve issues that face us as a society, a nation and a world.

Program Objectives

  1. Demonstrate an understanding an ability to integrate knowledge of their field and develop critical thinking/scientific method research skills.
  2. Demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge, skills and values to meet the needs of others and self in personal and career development.
  3. Demonstrate respect and sensitivity to physiological, psychological, and social aspects of individuals within changing political, cultural, economic, and sociohistorical contexts.




Behavioral Sciences Division

(503) 838-8344 | or e-mail:  | Location: Todd 325