2022-2023 Course Catalog

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Behavioral Decision Science (BDS) Minor

Required Minor Courses
BDS 2005Fundamentals of Behavioral Decision Science3
BDS 2006Fundamentals of Behavioral Decision Science3
ECON 3134Choice and Behavior3
Subtotal9
Elective Courses
Select two of the following:6
Economics of Poverty and Discrimination
Managerial Economics
Environmental Economics
Economics of Health Care
Neuroscience and Society
Cognitive Neuroscience
Psychology of Social Interventions
Social Psychology
Health Psychology
The Science of Giving
Subtotal6
Capstone
Select one of the following:3
Developing Behavioral Science Policies and Interventions
Predicting Social Behavior
Total Credits18

General BDS Minor Requirements and Guidelines

  1. A minimum of 18 credit hours is needed to complete the minor.
  2. In accordance with University Guidelines, courses satisfying degree course requirements may not be double counted to satisfy other areas of degree (e.g. Pathways, etc.).
  3. BDS 2005, BDS 2006, BDS 3134 and one of the required electives must be completed prior to beginning the Capstone requirement, which is assumed to be the final course for fulfillment of the minor.
  4. Graded course credits required for the BDS minor may not be double-counted by a student also enrolled in Economics or Psychology majors.
  5. All courses to fulfill the BDS minor requirements must be taken A/F and be completed with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Students must also maintain an overall GPA.