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Aug 19 2014

NYIT Cybersecurity Conference 2014

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NYIT and Turkish Partner YTU Offer Dual Master’s Degrees

Aug 08 2014

Student-Doctors Begin NYIT Osteopathic Medical Education

Aug 05 2014

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Aug 04 2014

NSF Awards NYIT Grant for Sputtering System to Support Nano/Micro-Fabrication Research

Aug 25 2014

Information Session About New ‘Minor in Energy Science, Technology and Policy’

Aug 26 2014

Graduate Enrollment Day

Aug 27 2014

School of Health Professions State of the School Address

Aug 27 2014

Graduate Enrollment Day

Aug 29 2014

New Student Orientation - Old Westbury

Faculty Directory

Welcome Message from Maria LaPadula, Ph.D.

Chairperson, Department of Behavioral Sciences

Welcome to the department of behavioral sciences, which offers an undergraduate program in behavioral sciences with options in psychology, criminal justice, and sociology/social work.

Behavioral sciences are concerned with how people behave and react in both normal and abnormal situations. Specialists in these fields include psychologists, sociologists, social workers, counselors, and ideally, law enforcement professionals and attorneys who specialize in criminal law. Their work involves helping clients understand their behavior, developing strategies for maintaining or modifying behavior, and guiding clients through the processes required to make these strategies work effectively.

Students who select the psychology option will receive a bachelor's degree in psychology. Those who choose the criminal justice option will receive a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. Students who choose the sociology/social work option will receive a bachelor's degree in behavioral science.

Sincerely,
Maria LaPadula, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chairperson
Department of Behavioral Sciences

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