About the Program

Better Living through Behavioral Sciences.

Behavioral science is the scientific study of being human. No aspect of human thought, behavior and emotion is left out of our program area. Behavioral science studies humans in individual, group, societal and cultural contexts.

Studying behavioral science develops your ability to think scientifically about human behavior, develops insight into your own and others' thoughts and behaviors and implements that knowledge in your personal and occupational pursuits. Your exploration of behavioral science can take you beyond cultural and geographic boundaries, inspire your critical and creative thinking and give you the necessary knowledge and skills to approach solving human problems humanely and scientifically. By blending several disciplines, the behavioral sciences offer a broad understanding of the human condition.

At Community College of Denver, Psychology, Anthropology and Sociology programs develop knowledge and skills to understand and improve your personal, relational and professional experience. With an emphasis on critical thinking, research, and diversity in the service of a scientific exploration of being human, an AA degree with an area of study in the Behavioral Sciences is excellent preparation for success in life and careers. This program not only prepares you for transfer to a four-year college, it develops your knowledge and skills to understand and improve your personal, relational and professional experience.


Anthropology is the study of humankind everywhere throughout time, emphasizing the importance of culture. Anthropology is the “science of humanity,” or the study of humankind, past and present building upon knowledge from social and biological sciences, humanities, and natural sciences.

In this program, you’ll learn about the human animal, where we come from, the places we live, as well as differences and variations in our species from our beginnings in Africa to our current state of civilization. Learn about different cultures—past and present—and look into the reasons for conflict, violence, religion, and beliefs, and so much more about what makes us unique on Earth.

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