Utah Valley University

Department of Behavior Science
CFLE Approved
Last Updated

The mission of the Department of Behavior Science at Utah Valley University is to prepare students for careers in the fields of anthropology, family studies, psychology, social work, sociology, substance abuse, and other related professions. Finding solutions to human problems involves the ability to apply academic theories to the real world. Behavioral Science students learn academic rigor in writing, critical thinking and analysis and integration of current scientific research. A multicultural perspective and respect for the range of individual differences are central to the department's mission. Insight, skill acquisition, and personal application are also important collateral aspects of a student's exposure to the behavioral sciences. Classes are frequently taught using experiential methods and collaborative assignments. Our department feels strongly about our interdiciplinary approach to our degrees. Our degrees are are structured around the Behavioral Sciences with students learning a little bit about each area while still choosing a specific emphasis in either Anthropology, Family Studies, Psychology, or Sociology. Our Bachelor's degree prepares students to work in the fields of human services, criminal justice, community/public relations, education, health, business, research, and prepares them to onto graduate school within their chosen field.

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Kris Doty, Ph.D (Chair)
Program Options
  • Undergraduate
Areas of Study
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
Department Address

800 West University Parkway
Mail Stop 115 at UVU
Orem, UT 84058-5999
United States

Phone Number
Undergraduate Program
Undergraduate Director
Nate Cottle, Ph.D., CFLE
Undergrad Program Options
  • Bahelor's in Behavioral Science
  • Family Studies Emphasis
  • Anthropology Emphasis
  • Psychology Emphasis
  • Social Work Emphasis
  • Social Work Emphasis
Undergrad Accreditations/Approval
CFLE Information

NCFR recognizes schools offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs with course work that follows the Standards and Criteria required for approval as a Provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE). NCFR approval allows the school to offer their graduates the opportunity to apply for Provisional Certification using the Abbreviated Application process. The CFLE Checklist represents the courses that meet the CFLE criteria at that school. Students must complete all the courses on a checklist in order to qualify to apply for the CFLE designation through the Abbreviated Application process.

Program Approved Since
CFLE Contact
Nate Cottle, Ph.D, CFLE
CFLE Contact Email