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Behavioral Sciences: Psyched about the mind

Deandria Bass-Carrigan, behavioral sciences chair, said that a degree in the behavioral sciences department is a great way to do what we were created to do: serve God and serve others.

“When you join the behavioral sciences department, you can expect to gain a knowledge base that prepares you to work in a diverse field,” said Bass-Carrigan. “We strive to offer our students a classroom experience that prepares them to dive into the workforce. We do this through role-plays, guest lecturers, site visits from employers, conferences or field placements; students get hands-on learning opportunities.”

Senior Kennedy Williams is majoring in psychology and plans on attending Southwestern Theological Seminary for a Worship Leadership degree after CBC.

“I chose psychology because when I came to college I was torn between counseling and ministry. What I have found is that psychology is equally important in both,” said Williams. “The Bible encourages us to seek wise counsel and I feel that it is my job in ministry to be educated on how to best help others.”

Williams also highlighted how the staff in the behavioral sciences department are intentional and personable. 

Senior Christian Richer chose a psychology degree because he enjoys everything it has taught him about himself and others. After CBC, Richer plans on going back to his hometown of Sparks, Nevada to start a career in law enforcement. 

“One good reason for someone to major in the behavioral sciences department is because society needs people that can help to heal the mind just like society needs people that can help heal the body,” said Richer. “I would like to be put on my city’s crisis intervention team that deals with mental health related emergencies. My degree in the behavioral sciences department will help make me a better candidate for that position as well as being a police officer in general.” 


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