In studying behavioral sciences, Olivet students focus on growing in their awareness and understanding of human behavior, including its causes and consequences. They have opportunities to use scientific research methods while measuring human behavior and obtaining data. Additionally, they learn to apply Christian principles in their studies and how to best serve humanity.
Many variables - physiological, environmental, social, developmental - affect human behavior. Olivet's mission is to teach students, by both word and example, to become competent behavioral scientists, critical thinkers and compassionate servants of Jesus Christ.
Areas of Study
As students determine their aptitude and what career they want to pursue, professors stand ready to help. Together, they customize the student’s training for the area he/she chooses.