The Associate of Arts in Behavioral Science is a professional development program within the general field of Human Sciences, which encompasses the disciplines of Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology. The program vision is to develop in its students an understanding of the broader sociocultural and historical forces that create human need and entry-level professional skills to positively impact the lives of others in our communities.
The Behavioral Science study sequence of the Associate of Arts major is a subset of Behavioral Sciences. It is designed to provide students with the foundations of the Behavioral Sciences, practical experience, and career development. It is designed to interface with the baccalaureate in Behavioral Science, while providing students more options in their higher education careers. Students who complete the AA study sequence in Behavioral Science will have sufficient skills and knowledge for entry-level Human Services employment in Maine. Students graduating with the AA study sequence in Behavioral Science may be admitted into the Baccalaureate in Behavioral Science at the junior level, if they choose to continue into a baccalaureate program.
The Associate of Arts in General Studies concentration in Behavioral Science is a 60 credit (2 year) degree combining a sound liberal arts foundation with the fundamentals of anthropology, psychology, and sociology.