About the Program

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, develop insight into your own and others' thoughts and behaviors and implement 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.


Individuals live within webs of social relationships, including statuses, groups, and institutions, and sociology helps students to see and understand these influences in their lives. CCD's sociology program offers courses on race, gender, deviance, violence, religion, technology, aging, urbanization, and other subjects that will enable students to navigate the complex social bonds that unite us-and divide us-and to successfully function in careers that involve interacting with and providing service to members of a diverse but interconnected society.

Women's Studies

Danielle Langworthy | Program Chair

Investigates women’s issues and roles in society and culture both historically and in contemporary culture.

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