Career Opportunities with a Major in Behavioral Science
Abigail began her career as a Compensation Consultant but soon decided she would need something more. After three years she switched gears and headed towards academia where she is now a PhD candidate, researching work-place relationships.
Many jobs require a college educated individual. College graduates can use their education in a wide variety of occupations.
Individuals with a major in Behavioral Science are prepared to explore careers which use a wide selection of different ways of looking at human behavior. Individuals are prepared for a career in teaching, research, social work, health sciences, advertising, marketing, personnel and business management, public administration, conflict mediation, drug counseling , and a variety of entry-level positions in service agencies. Jobs may be pursued in government, business, the justice system, or community and social services.
Career prospects for graduates in Behavioral Science are further enhanced because the human and social service area is a growing one. Students can enter some positions with a bachelor's degree, whereas other positions require graduate school or professional training.
Skills Related to Behavioral Science
Ability to read and write articulately and analytically
Comprehensive command of grammar and vocabulary
Good listening, clarifying, questioning, and responding skills
Ability to work well under pressure
Ability to conduct and clearly explain research results
Potential Careers Related to Behavioral Science
The following list is a representative sample of job titles for individuals with a Behavioral Science major. The list represents some, but certainly not all, careers which Behavioral Science majors may consider.
Some of these jobs also require education beyond a bachelor's degree.
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Employers in Behavioral Science
Social Service Agencies
Web Sites Related to Behavioral Science
Professional Organizations in This Field
The above information is collected from alumni surveys of numerous colleges, professional associations, and multiple print and online resources.