Department of Behavioral Sciences

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National Forensic Academy Collegiate Program Our Faculty and Staff

Gain the Knowledge and Experience to Understand Others

Careers for behavioral sciences graduates can be found in education, corporate, nonprofit, government, criminal justice – virtually any organization where overall analysis of human behavior and culture is utilized.

Behavioral science encompasses the study of the motivations, limitations, and potential of human activity, through such disciplines as psychology, social work, and sociology. In seeking to understand the dynamics of individual choices that, collectively, become societal norms, students are brought to a better understanding of the “how” and “why” of human behavior and social activities.

Department Scholarships

The Eddie Hammond Jr. Scholarship

Awards a total of $1,750 to criminal justice majors from Shelby County.

The Robert Brunner Scholarship

Awards $1,000 to criminal justice majors who are full-time or part-time law enforcement officers.

Carey Counseling Center Inc.

Awards $1,250 per semester for four semesters to two students majoring in social work or psychology.

Living Learning Community

A Living Learning Community is an environment where students with shared academic majors or lifestyle interests can live together and collaborate. Located in Cooper Hall, our academic Living Learning Communities have access to community rooms equipped with the latest technologies, study rooms, and a break room.


The Department of Behavioral Sciences is proud to utilize the brand-new Lawrence D. Bromley Training Center, to educate the next generation of law enforcement officers.

Department of Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Justin A. Martin, Interim Chair
538 University Street
The University of Tennessee at Martin
Martin, TN 38238