Behavioral Science External Degree Program
An external degree program was first suggested by Chancellor Woodbury to the three regional baccalaureate presidents in the early 1990s. After much discussion, a needs analysis was undertaken; it revealed that the behavioral science interests represented the largest potential audience for such a program. A faculty planning group produced a draft proposal in the summer of 1992 which was further refined through extensive review by campus, System, and consultant groups. The final proposal for creation of the Behavioral Science External Degree Program (BEX) was presented to the Board of Trustees in January 1995; it received emphatic approval by the Board as one solution to the growing challenge of adult students, ready for bachelors level opportunities but out of effective campus reach.
BEX is concerned with ideals of access and integrity. Students enter the program at the 45-60 credit-hour level either in applied behavioral science subjects or in broad liberal arts coursework. Once matriculated, students are required to work through the entire core and design an individual concentration entailing all new work. Since one major purpose of the core group is to equip students to do an estimable job with the concentration, the integrity of the degree itself is bound up in this integrated concept of an uncompromised core and concentration.
You can find more information about BEX by e-mailing Stacey Peabody, Program Assistant, or calling 1-888-FONEBEX x. 1374.
Information is also available by visiting the BEX homepage