Department of
Social and Behavioral Health Sciences
At New Brunswick

Competencies for the
PhD in Social and Behavioral Health Sciences (72 credits)

Each Department identifies competencies for each degree offered. These competencies reflect the full range of knowledge, skills, and other attributes that a student will acquire as a result of completing the requirements for a particular degree.

Upon graduation, a student completing the PhD curriculum in Social and Behavioral Health Sciences will be able to:

  • Design and conduct reseach investigations related to health behavior;
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the application of univariate and multi-variate analytic techniques;
  • Demonstrate ability to critically analyze and interpret the scientific literature;
  • Establish a program of focused research; and
  • Demonstrate proficiency in behavioral/environmental models of behavior change.