School of Behavioral Science
DEAN: Nader F. Nowparast, B.S., M.A., Ph.D
The Department of Human Behavior offers a comprehensive interdisciplinary program designed to provide the student with fresh knowledge and understanding of human behavior as viewed from a psychological, sociological, and educational vantage point. The program is based on the philosophy that human behavior is an open system, constantly evolving in its dynamics and multi-dimensionality as a response to ecological, socio-cultural and philosophical, as well as scientific changes. As such, human behavior is deservingly worthy of a global approach to study. Inherent in the program is the objective of providing the students with those educational and research activities which are conducive to the enhancement of self-growth as related to better understanding of human factors prevailing in our present world. Human Behavior programs can be viewed as a catalyst through which a person can learn to be a better human being in terms of becoming more aware of, and sensitive to, his fellow man, society and culture, with due respect for a humanistic world view.
The actualization of philosophical aspirations and the attainment of objectives of the Department of Human Behavior become evident in the action oriented programs, which are geared toward the following goals: to aid the student in growing along with the growth in the field of human knowledge and understanding; to assist the student in acquiring the knowledge necessary for playing his role in facilitating positive changes in his socio-cultural environment; to assist the student in gaining a better insight into his own potential and thus develop such potential toward a more self actualizing level; to aid the student in developing an interest and research capability into a unique exploratory project worthy of publication in scientific journals.
NOTE: Prospective students seeking enrollment in the Psychology program for the purposes of licensure with the Board of Psychology in California, need to be aware that in September 2000 the California Legislature approved and the Governor signed AB 400. This new law goes into effect on January 1 2001. It requires that all students seeking licensure after January 1, 2008, must be graduated from a regionally accredited school. Students interested in licensure in California contact the following: Clinical Psychologist: Board of Psychology (916) 263-2699
At the Bachelor's level, the program addresses the basics in man's attempts at knowing himself as a biological masterpiece affected by socio-cultural, philosophical, psychological and educational factors as the individual dynamically passes through different developmental stages. The students enrolled in this program become familiar with the theoretical and empirical development in psychosocial fields with due attention paid to the philosophical and existential aspects of man's life around the world. In addition, the program also prepares the students for further academic exploration and achievement at advanced levels.
One hundred and twenty (120) semester units are required for graduation. The first part (60 units) of the Bachelor's program is the Associate Degree Program. The student must complete a minimum of 30 units while enrolled at Janus University. Comprehensive evaluation and counseling are most important at this degree level. Undergraduate students must complete their respective degree programs with a grade point average of C (2.0) or better.
HB 301: Dynamics of Interpersonal Relationships(3)
HB 404: Culture and Personality (3)
HB 405: Introduction to Counseling (3)
HB 406: Abnormal Psychology (3)
HB 417: Developmental Psychology (3)
HB 499: Senior Paper or Project (6)
HB 302: Theory and Practice of Inquiry (3)
HB 303: Global Sociology (3)
HB 400: Psychology of Women (3)
HB 401: Health Psychology (3)
HB 402: Dynamics of Greatness: A Psychohistorical Analysis (3)
HB 403: Intimate Relationships (3)
HB 419: Racial and Ethnic Relations in America (3)
HB 420: Deviant Behavior (3)
HB 422: Mankind Around the World (3)
HB 424: International Relations (3)
HB 425: Psychology of Communication (3)
HB 426: Urban Sociology (3)
HB 430: Tests and Measurements in the Behavioral Sciences (3)
Additional electives, if needed, may be selected from bachelor electives in the Business Administration or Education programs, but not previously taken, as permitted by faculty advisor.
The graduate program in Human Behavior addresses itself to man's understanding about man. The Masters program is so designed as to be futuristic in orientation while rooted in history. Irrelevant of geographical boundaries, the goals and aspirations of the program is based on these assumptions; that man is a dynamic biosocial being, constantly subjected to the man‑made, as well as natural, evolutionary process; that man is potentially capable of understanding himself, others and his environment with the aid of an interdisciplinary and comprehensive body of knowledge; that man, equipped with such knowledge, can be instrumental in bringing about positive changes, not only in his environs, but also in himself and his fellow man; that man's self actualization and transcendence are attainable through his benevolent creativity and his practice of life-affirming value systems which are respectful toward man's existence with no reference to color, race, nationality and cultural heritage. The analytic review of knowledge, based upon the above assumptions thus far accumulated, constitutes the core subject matter of these programs.
II. PREREQUISITES: must have one of the following.
A. Bachelor's Degree in Human Behavior or a related Behavioral Science discipline, from an institution that is accredited or approved by the appropriate state agency. The applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
B. Completion of undergraduate work evaluated to be comparable to a Bachelor's degree by a Credential Evaluation service in Human Behavior or a related Behavioral Science discipline. The applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
III. PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: The Masters is a non-terminal degree program and requires a minimum of thirty-nine (39) semester units beyond the bachelor's degree. Students must complete a minimum of thirty-three (33) semester units of graduate study while enrolled at Janus University. Graduate students must complete their respective degree programs with a grade point average of B (3.0) or better. The Masters Degree is the first 39 units of the graduate program culminating in the Doctoral Degree.
HB 503: Personality Development (3)
HB 504: Human Sexual Behavior (3)
HB 506: Environmental Psychology (3)
HB 508: Stress in Human Organizations (3)
HB 509: Statistics for Behavioral Sciences (3)
HB 598: Thesis I (3)
HB 599: Thesis II (3)
HB 601: The Creative Manager (3)
HB 607: Women in the World (3)
HB 611: Cross Cultural Psychology (3)
HB 603: Cross-Cultural Values (3)
HB 606: International Relations and World Politics (3)
HB 612: Psychology of Religion (3)
HB 614: Cross Cultural Counseling (3)
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The Master of Arts program offered in the Department of Psychology is designed for self-motivated students who wish to engage in a problem-centered approach to learning and to integrate personal development with their professional training. The curriculum fosters development of the analytical skills needed to understand complex human processes such as motivation, creativity, achievement, decision- making, leadership and integration of personal and social values.
The Master of Arts in Psychology program is designed to teach the student how to interact with people as a health care professional. The basic goal of the program is to equip professionals with sufficient self-knowledge, skill and flexibility to adapt to new situations and create new professional forms to fit current and future social needs.
A. Bachelor's Degree in Psychology or related field from an acceptable institution, or
B. Completion of undergraduate work evaluated to be comparable to a Bachelor's Degree by a Credential Evaluation Service.
The Master of Arts in Psychology requires thirty-nine (39) semester units beyond the bachelor's degree. Students must complete a minimum of thirty-three (33) semester units of graduate study while enrolled at Janus
University if transfer credits are accepted as core courses. Graduate students must complete their respective degree programs with a grade point average of B (3.0) or better.
III. PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: The Master's requires thirty-nine (39) units above the Bachelor's level.
PSY 501: Learning Theories (3)
PSY 502: Human Biological, Psychological & Sociological Development (3)
PSY 503: Physiological Psychology (3)
PSY 504: Human Sexuality (3)
PSY 505: Statistical Methods (3)
PSY 506: Psychological Tests & Measurements (3)
PSY 507: Psychopathology I (3)
PSY 508: Professional Ethics and Laws (3)
PSY 510: Experimental Design & Research Methodology (3)
PSY 515: Theories of Personality (3)
PSY 516: Social Psychology (3)
PSY 698: Thesis I (3)
PSY 699: Thesis II (3)
PSY 600: Marital Therapy (3)
PSY 601: Family Therapy (3)
PSY 602: Human Communications (3)
PSY 603: Cross-Cultural Mores and Values (3)
PSY 606: Family Violence (3)
PSY 607: Child Psychotherapy (3)
PSY 613: Child Abuse: Assessment, Treatment and Prevention (3)