Program Description

The Social and Behavioral Science Certificate is designed to provide learners with opportunities related to soft skills and issues around social and behavioral issues. Soft skills, sometimes known as "people skills", are personal attributes and abilities that enhance the individual's interactions, job performance and career prospects. The course selections in this certificate provide opportunities for learners to better understand how to approach interactions through critical and ethical ways. It's often said that hard skills will get you an interview, but you need soft skills to keep and advance your profession.

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Approximate Program Cost

Tuition & Fees: $1,445
Books & Supplies: $125

Financial Aid

Not Available


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Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

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Graduates will be able to…

  • Summarize the dynamics of group interactions
  • Practice improved human interaction skills
  • Summarize the factors influencing human behavior
  • Demonstrate increased self-awareness
  • Outline psychological theories


The Social and Behavioral Science Certificate is a 9 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

Choose one social science course 0.01
Intro To Sociology 3.00
Microeconomics 3.00
Macroeconomics 3.00
Race, Class, Gender 3.00
Intro To Ethics: Theory & App 3.00
Choose one behavioral science course 0.01
Abnormal Psychology 3.00
Developmental Psychology 3.00
Intro To Psychology 3.00
Psychology Of Human Relations 3.00
Choose one elective 0.01
Think Critically & Creatively 3.00
Marriage & Family 3.00
Exceptional Person 3.00
Tolerance And Inhumanity 3.00
Introduction To Diversity Studies 3.00

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