If you are relatively certain that you want to major in criminology, psychology, or sociology, we encourage you to officially declare your major and obtain an advisor within your discipline of interest as soon as possible. Individuals outside the department may not be aware of courses needed to help you fulfill your future goals. Meeting with an advisor within the Department of Behavioral Sciences will ensure that you are in the best position to enter a field of employment or a graduate/professional school when you leave Drury.
Entering first-year and transfer students are provided with details about how to access their academic record and monitor progress toward their graduation goals. All of this information is available on-line (My Drury). We encourage you to use this service. Still, we think that it is important for you to establish a relationship with an academic advisor in your major field of study. These relationships enable behavioral sciences faculty to better serve as references for future employment and graduate/professional school.
It is helpful for you and your advisor when you are familiar with degree requirements and other coursework needed for graduation. If you click on your discipline of interest on our home page, you can explore degree requirements. Information about coursework in our new Behavioral Neuroscience minor and the pre-occupational therapy program are provided as well.
Students electing to major in more than one discipline within our department are required to complete the Scientific Core, an internship, and a Senior Seminar course in one major discipline. They also complete 20 credit hours across each major discipline, for a total of 42 credit hours in Behavioral Sciences courses above the 100-level. Note that students who complete an Honors Thesis are not required to enroll in Senior Seminar