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#1

#1 Best College for Behavioral Sciences in the U.S.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the three most popular college majors students pursue are Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Behavioral Sciences, and Mass Communication/Media Studies....view more

Acceptance Rate

19%

Annual Degrees Awarded

394

SAT Score

1,370–1,520

Est. Net Price *

$11,140

Median Starting Salary

$53,130

#2

#2 Best College for Behavioral Sciences in the U.S.

University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA

Every year, the University of Iowa grants around 361 degrees to students studying Kinesiology and Exercise Science, the school’s most popular major. Other often-pursued majors include Finance, General, Behavioral Sciences, and Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse....view more

Acceptance Rate

85%

Annual Degrees Awarded

311

SAT Score

1,120–1,320

Est. Net Price *

$20,121

Median Starting Salary

$57,213

#3

#3 Best College for Behavioral Sciences in the U.S.

Elizabethtown College
Elizabethtown, PA

At Elizabethtown College, the three most popular college majors students pursue are Behavioral Sciences, Business Administration and Management, General, Engineering, and General. In fact, Elizabethtown College awards 56 degrees per year to Behavioral Sciences majors....view more

Acceptance Rate

77%

Annual Degrees Awarded

56

SAT Score

1,090–1,290

Est. Net Price *

$27,019

Median Starting Salary

$58,797

#4

#4 Best College for Behavioral Sciences in the U.S.

United States Air Force Academy
USAF Academy, CO

Every year, United States Air Force Academy awards around 135 degrees to those studying Business Administration and Management, General, which is the institution’s most popular major....view more

Acceptance Rate

14%

Annual Degrees Awarded

57

SAT Score

1,250–1,460

Est. Net Price *

$0

Median Starting Salary

$49,450

#5

#5 Best College for Behavioral Sciences in the U.S.

Franklin and Marshall College
Lancaster, PA

Annually, Franklin and Marshall College awards around 82 degrees to students studying Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other, which is the institution’s most popular major....view more

Acceptance Rate

32%

Annual Degrees Awarded

27

SAT Score

1,310–1,460

Est. Net Price *

$37,475

Median Starting Salary

$60,288

#6

#6 Best College for Behavioral Sciences in the U.S.

Life Pacific University
San Dimas, CA

At Life Pacific University, the most popular majors students pursue are Pastoral Studies/Counseling, Behavioral Sciences, Business Administration and Management, and General. In fact, Life Pacific University awards 33 degrees annually to graduating Pastoral Studies/Counseling students....view more

Acceptance Rate

94%

Annual Degrees Awarded

30

SAT Score

930–1,110

Est. Net Price *

$23,311

Median Starting Salary

$56,067

#7

#7 Best College for Behavioral Sciences in the U.S.

Brown University
Providence, RI

In 1969, Brown University removed general education requirements, allowing students to craft their own journey with the help of an advising network. Popular concentrations include Computer Science, Econometrics and Quantitative Economics, Applied Mathematics, General, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Engineering, and......view more

Acceptance Rate

5%

Annual Degrees Awarded

30

SAT Score

1,500–1,570

Est. Net Price *

$26,608

Median Starting Salary

$54,701

#8

#8 Best College for Behavioral Sciences in the U.S.

The University of Tennessee Southern
Pulaski, TN

Every year, The University of Tennessee Southern grants around 42 degrees to those studying Business Administration and Management, General, which is the institution’s most popular major....view more

Acceptance Rate

83%

Annual Degrees Awarded

14

SAT Score

1,010–1,150

Est. Net Price *

$15,642

Median Starting Salary

$53,094

#9

#9 Best College for Behavioral Sciences in the U.S.

Glenville State University
Glenville, WV

Each year, Glenville State University grants about 28 degrees to those studying Business Administration and Management, General, which is the institution’s most popular major....view more

Acceptance Rate

69%

Annual Degrees Awarded

17

SAT Score

870–1,090

Est. Net Price *

$16,745

Median Starting Salary

$55,193

#10

#10 Best College for Behavioral Sciences in the U.S.

George Fox University
Newberg, OR

At George Fox University, the three most popular college majors students study are Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, Business Administration and Management, General, and Elementary Education and Teaching....view more

Acceptance Rate

96%

Annual Degrees Awarded

33

SAT Score

1,030–1,330

Est. Net Price *

$30,649

Median Starting Salary

$56,795

#11

#11 Best College for Behavioral Sciences in the U.S.

Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

Annually, Johns Hopkins University grants about 168 degrees to those majoring in Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology, which is the institution’s most popular major. Other frequently pursued majors include Public Health, General, Neuroscience, Computer and Information Sciences, and General....view more

Acceptance Rate

8%

Annual Degrees Awarded

13

SAT Score

1,530–1,570

Est. Net Price *

$22,844

Median Starting Salary

$53,550

#12

#12 Best College for Behavioral Sciences in the U.S.

Duke University
Durham, NC

Two schools at Duke University are devoted to undergraduates: Trinity College of Arts and Sciences and Pratt School of Engineering. Combined they offer fifty majors, fifty-two minors, and the ability for students to design their own interdisciplinary majors....view more

Acceptance Rate

7%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

1,510–1,560

Est. Net Price *

$23,422

Median Starting Salary

$51,239

#13

#13 Best College for Behavioral Sciences in the U.S.

University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS

Every year, the University of Kansas grants about 269 degrees to those studying Psychology, General, the institution’s most popular major. Other frequently pursued majors include Journalism, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, and Accounting....view more

Acceptance Rate

88%

Annual Degrees Awarded

50

SAT Score

1,080–1,290

Est. Net Price *

$18,322

Median Starting Salary

$55,504

#14

#14 Best College for Behavioral Sciences in the U.S.

Saint Francis University
Loretto, PA

Each year, Saint Francis University grants around 39 degrees to students majoring in Physician Assistant, the school’s most popular major. Other popular majors include Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, Occupational Therapy/Therapist, Business Administration and Management, and General....view more

Acceptance Rate

77%

Annual Degrees Awarded

16

SAT Score

1,040–1,250

Est. Net Price *

$27,421

Median Starting Salary

$58,431

#15

#15 Best College for Behavioral Sciences in the U.S.

San Jose State University
San Jose, CA

At San Jose State University, the three most popular college majors students study are Business Administration and Management, General, Psychology, General, and Speech Communication and Rhetoric....view more

Acceptance Rate

80%

Annual Degrees Awarded

63

SAT Score

1,010–1,240

Est. Net Price *

$13,833

Median Starting Salary

$50,799

#16

#16 Best College for Behavioral Sciences in the U.S.

University of Houston-Clear Lake
Houston, TX

At the University of Houston-Clear Lake, the three most popular college majors students pursue are Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other, Psychology, General, and Accounting....view more

Acceptance Rate

76%

Annual Degrees Awarded

46

SAT Score

990–1,170

Est. Net Price *

$10,488

Median Starting Salary

$50,919

#17

#17 Best College for Behavioral Sciences in the U.S.

East-West University
Chicago, IL

At East-West University, the most popular majors students pursue are Computer and Information Sciences, General, Behavioral Sciences, Business Administration and Management, and General. In fact, East-West University grants 11 degrees annually to Computer and Information Sciences, General majors....view more

Acceptance Rate

41%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

850–1,010

Est. Net Price *

$23,140

Median Starting Salary

$49,331

#18

#18 Best College for Behavioral Sciences in the U.S.

New Jersey Institute of Technology
Newark, NJ

At New Jersey Institute of Technology, the most popular majors students pursue are Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Computer and Information Sciences, and General. In fact, New Jersey Institute of Technology awards 234 degrees per year to Information Technology majors....view more

Acceptance Rate

67%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,210–1,470

Est. Net Price *

$16,736

Median Starting Salary

$48,332

#19

#19 Best College for Behavioral Sciences in the U.S.

Concordia University-Irvine
Irvine, CA

Every year, Concordia University-Irvine grants about 108 degrees to those majoring in Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, which is the institution’s most popular major....view more

Acceptance Rate

60%

Annual Degrees Awarded

17

SAT Score

1,050–1,300

Est. Net Price *

$29,413

Median Starting Salary

$55,716

#20

#20 Best College for Behavioral Sciences in the U.S.

Missouri Baptist University
Saint Louis, MO

Annually, Missouri Baptist University grants around 43 degrees to those majoring in Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other, the institution’s most popular major....view more

Acceptance Rate

64%

Annual Degrees Awarded

17

SAT Score

840–1,070

Est. Net Price *

$26,117

Median Starting Salary

$55,279

#21

#21 Best College for Behavioral Sciences in the U.S.

Rowan University
Glassboro, NJ

At Rowan University, the most popular majors students pursue are Psychology, General, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Business Administration and Management, and General. In fact, Rowan University grants 432 degrees annually to graduating Psychology, General students....view more

Acceptance Rate

78%

Annual Degrees Awarded

11

SAT Score

1,110–1,320

Est. Net Price *

$22,237

Median Starting Salary

$56,991

#22

#22 Best College for Behavioral Sciences in the U.S.

Concordia University-Nebraska
Seward, NE

Annually, Concordia University-Nebraska awards about 36 degrees to students majoring in Business/Commerce, General, which is the school’s most popular major. Other popular majors include Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Teacher Education, Multiple Levels, Psychology, and General....view more

Acceptance Rate

90%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

1,020–1,240

Est. Net Price *

$24,099

Median Starting Salary

$61,113

#23

#23 Best College for Behavioral Sciences in the U.S.

Mount Saint Joseph University
Cincinnati, OH

Every year, Mount Saint Joseph University awards around 36 degrees to students majoring in Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, which is the school’s most popular major....view more

Acceptance Rate

57%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

920–1,160

Est. Net Price *

$15,887

Median Starting Salary

$56,077

#24

#24 Best College for Behavioral Sciences in the U.S.

Andrews University
Berrien Springs, MI

At Andrews University, the most popular majors students pursue are Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, Psychology, General, and Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist....view more

Acceptance Rate

87%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,060–1,350

Est. Net Price *

$24,874

Median Starting Salary

$55,451

#25

#25 Best College for Behavioral Sciences in the U.S.

New York Institute of Technology
Old Westbury, NY

Every year, New York Institute of Technology awards about 98 degrees to those studying Computer and Information Sciences, General, the institution’s most popular major....view more

Acceptance Rate

78%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,190–1,400

Est. Net Price *

$23,074

Median Starting Salary

$52,069

#26

#26 Best College for Behavioral Sciences in the U.S.

Point Park University
Pittsburgh, PA

Each year, Point Park University grants around 78 degrees to students majoring in Dance, General, the school’s most popular major. Other popular majors include Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other, Cinematography and Film/Video Production, Business Administration......view more

Acceptance Rate

98%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

1,030–1,250

Est. Net Price *

$25,477

Median Starting Salary

$55,907

#27

#27 Best College for Behavioral Sciences in the U.S.

Chaminade University of Honolulu
Honolulu, HI

At Chaminade University of Honolulu, the three most popular college majors students study are Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, Psychology, General, Business Administration and Management, and General....view more

Acceptance Rate

93%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,090–1,320

Est. Net Price *

$27,695

Median Starting Salary

$53,741

#28

#28 Best College for Behavioral Sciences in the U.S.

University of West Georgia
Carrollton, GA

Every year, the University of West Georgia awards about 176 degrees to those studying Psychology, General, which is the institution’s most popular major....view more

Acceptance Rate

49%

Annual Degrees Awarded

26

SAT Score

930–1,140

Est. Net Price *

$14,962

Median Starting Salary

$53,880

#29

#29 Best College for Behavioral Sciences in the U.S.

York College of Pennsylvania
York, PA

Each year, York College of Pennsylvania grants about 145 degrees to those majoring in Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, which is the institution’s most popular major....view more

Acceptance Rate

94%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,040–1,240

Est. Net Price *

$21,036

Median Starting Salary

$60,022

#30

#30 Best College for Behavioral Sciences in the U.S.

California Baptist University
Riverside, CA

Every year, California Baptist University grants about 168 degrees to those studying Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, which is the school’s most popular major. Other frequently pursued majors include Psychology, General, Business/Commerce, General, and Kinesiology and Exercise Science....view more

Acceptance Rate

74%

Annual Degrees Awarded

20

SAT Score

970–1,170

Est. Net Price *

$28,596

Median Starting Salary

$54,395

#31

#31 Best College for Behavioral Sciences in the U.S.

College of Mount Saint Vincent
Bronx, NY

Each year, the College of Mount Saint Vincent grants about 299 degrees to those majoring in Psychology, General, which is the institution’s most popular major....view more

Acceptance Rate

85%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

960–1,210

Est. Net Price *

$21,844

Median Starting Salary

$53,717

#32

#32 Best College for Behavioral Sciences in the U.S.

Trevecca Nazarene University
Nashville, TN

At Trevecca Nazarene University, the three most popular college majors students pursue are Business Administration and Management, General, Psychology, General, Theology and Religious Vocations, and Other....view more

Acceptance Rate

70%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

980–1,190

Est. Net Price *

$16,222

Median Starting Salary

$53,783

#33

#33 Best College for Behavioral Sciences in the U.S.

Mount Aloysius College
Cresson, PA

At Mount Aloysius College, the three most popular college majors students study are Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, Business Administration and Management, General, and Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration....view more

Acceptance Rate

91%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

900–1,120

Est. Net Price *

$20,570

Median Starting Salary

$55,803

#34

#34 Best College for Behavioral Sciences in the U.S.

Mercy College
Dobbs Ferry, NY

At Mercy College, the three most popular college majors students study are Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, Business Administration and Management, General, Psychology, and General. In fact, Mercy College awards 330 degrees per year to Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse majors....view more

Acceptance Rate

86%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,040–1,230

Est. Net Price *

$16,776

Median Starting Salary

$51,862

#35

#35 Best College for Behavioral Sciences in the U.S.

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Green Bay, WI

Annually, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay awards about 226 degrees to those studying Business Administration and Management, General, the school’s most popular major. Other popular majors include Psychology, General, Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies, and Human Biology....view more

Acceptance Rate

88%

Annual Degrees Awarded

11

SAT Score

970–1,210

Est. Net Price *

$10,289

Median Starting Salary

$55,926

#36

#36 Best College for Behavioral Sciences in the U.S.

Tennessee Wesleyan University
Athens, TN

Every year, Tennessee Wesleyan University grants about 82 degrees to students majoring in Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, the institution’s most popular major....view more

Acceptance Rate

59%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

940–1,140

Est. Net Price *

$16,414

Median Starting Salary

$53,628

#37

#37 Best College for Behavioral Sciences in the U.S.

Columbia College
Columbia, SC

Each year, Columbia College grants about 34 degrees to those studying Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, the school’s most popular major. Other frequently pursued majors include Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist, Business Administration and Management, General, Psychology, and General....view more

Acceptance Rate

96%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

830–1,070

Est. Net Price *

$23,920

Median Starting Salary

$55,436

#38

#38 Best College for Behavioral Sciences in the U.S.

Dakota Wesleyan University
Mitchell, SD

At Dakota Wesleyan University, the most popular majors students study are Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, Business Administration and Management, General, Psychology, and General. In fact, Dakota Wesleyan University awards 40 degrees annually to Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse majors....view more

Acceptance Rate

73%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

970–1,200

Est. Net Price *

$21,901

Median Starting Salary

$58,978

#39

#39 Best College for Behavioral Sciences in the U.S.

Purdue University Northwest
Hammond, IN

At Purdue University Northwest, the most popular majors students study are Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, and Speech Communication and Rhetoric....view more

Acceptance Rate

71%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

920–1,150

Est. Net Price *

$9,637

Median Starting Salary

$55,507

#40

#40 Best College for Behavioral Sciences in the U.S.

East Texas Baptist University
Marshall, TX

At East Texas Baptist University, the most popular majors students pursue are Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other, Business/Commerce, and General....view more

Acceptance Rate

60%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

930–1,120

Est. Net Price *

$24,388

Median Starting Salary

$56,841

#41

#41 Best College for Behavioral Sciences in the U.S.

The University of Montana-Western
Dillon, MT

At The University of Montana-Western, the three most popular college majors students study are Elementary Education and Teaching, Business Administration and Management, General, and Early Childhood Education and Teaching....view more

Acceptance Rate

99%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

890–1,090

Est. Net Price *

$15,726

Median Starting Salary

$57,090

#42

#42 Best College for Behavioral Sciences in the U.S.

University of Maine at Fort Kent
Fort Kent, ME

At the University of Maine at Fort Kent, the most popular majors students pursue are Nursing Science, Business Administration and Management, General, and Behavioral Sciences. In fact, the University of Maine at Fort Kent awards 169 degrees per year to Nursing Science majors....view more

Acceptance Rate

99%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

890–1,070

Est. Net Price *

$10,736

Median Starting Salary

$54,361

#43

#43 Best College for Behavioral Sciences in the U.S.

Northern Michigan University
Marquette, MI

At Northern Michigan University, the three most popular college majors students study are Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Psychology, and General....view more

Acceptance Rate

70%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

990–1,210

Est. Net Price *

$17,937

Median Starting Salary

$56,687

#44

#44 Best College for Behavioral Sciences in the U.S.

California State University-Dominguez Hills
Carson, CA

At California State University-Dominguez Hills, the most popular majors students pursue are Business Administration and Management, General, Psychology, General, and Sociology....view more

Acceptance Rate

91%

Annual Degrees Awarded

20

SAT Score

780–960

Est. Net Price *

$4,438

Median Starting Salary

$51,534

#45

#45 Best College for Behavioral Sciences in the U.S.

Central Washington University
Ellensburg, WA

At Central Washington University, the three most popular college majors students pursue are Elementary Education and Teaching, Psychology, General, and Criminal Justice/Safety Studies....view more

Acceptance Rate

90%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

930–1,160

Est. Net Price *

$15,558

Median Starting Salary

$54,766

#46

#46 Best College for Behavioral Sciences in the U.S.

Rochester University
Rochester Hills, MI

Every year, Rochester University awards about 66 degrees to those studying Early Childhood Education and Teaching, the school’s most popular major. Other frequently pursued majors include Psychology, General, Business Administration and Management, General, and Mass Communication/Media Studies....view more

Acceptance Rate

65%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

860–1,080

Est. Net Price *

$19,660

Median Starting Salary

$54,934

#47

#47 Best College for Behavioral Sciences in the U.S.

University of Phoenix-Arizona
Phoenix, AZ

At the University of Phoenix-Arizona, the three most popular college majors students study are Business Administration and Management, General, Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management, and Information Technology....view more

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

138

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$13,612

Median Starting Salary

$55,193

#48

#48 Best College for Behavioral Sciences in the U.S.

University of Phoenix-Texas
Houston, TX

At the University of Phoenix-Texas, the most popular majors students study are Business Administration and Management, General, Accounting, and Behavioral Sciences. In fact, the University of Phoenix-Texas awards 36 degrees annually to Business Administration and Management, General majors....view more

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$0

Median Starting Salary

$55,193

#49

#49 Best College for Behavioral Sciences in the U.S.

Athens State University
Athens, AL

Every year, Athens State University grants around 142 degrees to students studying Elementary Education and Teaching, the school’s most popular major....view more

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

12

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$0

Median Starting Salary

$53,627

#50

#50 Best College for Behavioral Sciences in the U.S.

University of Phoenix-California
Ontario, CA

Each year, the University of Phoenix-California grants around 326 degrees to students majoring in Business Administration and Management, General, which is the school’s most popular major....view more

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$0

Median Starting Salary

$55,193

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About Behavioral Sciences

A program with a combined or undifferentiated focus on the social sciences, psychology, and biomedical sciences to study complex problems of human individual and social growth and behavior.

For all the 3,905 degrees granted in Behavioral Sciences per year, the majority of them are Bachelors degree. Out of the 1,530 students earning degrees at the Bachelors degree level across the US, 22% percent identify as men and 78% percent identify as women. While students at schools all over the country study Behavioral Sciences, North Carolina has the most graduates. The average starting salary for a graduate with a bachelor's degree in Behavioral Sciences is $35,800.

Popularity of Behavioral Sciences Degrees in the U.S.
This heat map represents the states that have the highest percent of Behavioral Sciences degrees compared to all other degrees awarded in that state.
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Careers

For Behavioral Sciences majors, some of the most in demand jobs include Social and Community Service Managers, Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other and Social Science Research Assistants. Not only that, Behavioral Sciences graduates may land a top paying job, such as Psychologists, All Other or Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other.

Top Paying Careers

These are the highest paying careers for Behavioral Sciences majors.

Student Demographics

Total Students
1,530
Female Students
1,196 (78%)
Male Students
334 (21%)

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