Behavioral Sciences

The Department of Behavioral Sciences offers multidisciplinary approach to study human behavior which aims at providing students with strong academic foundation along with preparing them for the challenges of graduate study and career. Presently the Department offers six fulltime programs at undergraduate and postgraduate level consisting of BS in Anthropology, Behavioral Sciences and Sociology, MSc. in Behavioral Sciences, M. Phil and Ph. D in Psychology. These programs combine academic excellence from different fields with a strong focus on community service. Students have an opportunity for community based internships as well as independent research and study with individual faculty members. For details please see descriptions for BS-Program (Behavioral Sciences), M. Phil in Psychology and Ph. D in Psychology.

The Department of Behavioral Sciences has local and foreign qualified faculty coming from diverse and strong academic backgrounds. The rich research experience as well as specific training exposures of the faculty enables the Department to foster community based research across disciplines of Anthropology, Psychology and Sociology. As all of these disciplines study some aspects of human behavior from distinct vantage points, it permits and at times necessitates substantive and methodological overlaps and borrowing across disciplines. In addition to diverse programs being offered by the Department, the department has a Psychological Testing Resource Center (PTRC) with more than 80 standardized psychological tests and inventories and manuals. A number of courses in the Department of Behavioral Sciences require consultation of the facility for tests use and administration. PTRC is frequently used by the faculty as well as students to foster training in psychological assessment and understanding of clinical and research practices. For details please see BHS-Psychological Tests Resource Center.


What Is Anthropology? 

The word itself tells the basic story - from the Greek anthropos (human being) and logia (science), it is nothing less than the scientific study of humankind, from its beginnings, millions of years ago, to the present day. Only Anthropology attempts to understand the whole panorama, in time and space, of the human condition. Anthropology offers exclusivity by studying humans in an holistic manner by covering all aspects such as politics, environment, family, languages, religion, entertainment, wars, sports and so on.

What is Psychology?

Psychology is the study of the mind and behavior. The discipline of psychology embraces all aspects of the human experience, from the functions of the brain to the environments in which humans and other animals develop; from child development to aging. Psychology is a science based on a large body of social science and behavioral science research and which is expanding its boundaries to overlap with neuroscience and health science. For details please see:

What is Sociology?

Sociology enables us to understand the structure and dynamics of society, and their intricate connections to patterns of human behavior and individual life changes. It examines the ways in which the forms of social structure; groups, organizations, communities, social categories (such as class, sex, age, or race), and various social institutions (such as kinship, economic, political, or religious) affect human attitudes, actions, and opportunities. 

What is Behavioral Sciences?

Behavioral science is no single discipline in and of itself. It comprises of several distinct academic disciplines, each with its own history, theoretical moorings and research methods as well as methodologies. The disciplines that come together to comprise this interdisciplinary field of knowledge include: Anthropology, Sociology and Psychology. Despite the disciplinary boundaries however all of the above mentioned disciplines study some aspects of human behavior using their distinct vantage points and thus provide the students with special advantage of looking at behavior from multiple perspectives. Students have opportunity of doing thesis in their specialized field: anthropology, sociology or psychology. For details please see:

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