The Bachelor of Arts in Applied Behavioral Studies degree from the School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) is an accelerated, inter-disciplinary, 2-year degree completion program for adult students. This degree is offered at the Loop campus and online. This course-based major is for graduates of community colleges with an Associate's degree who seek broad interdisciplinary preparation for a career in human services, social work, nonprofit management and other related fields.
Applicants to the Bachelor of Arts in Applied Behavioral Sciences need an Associate in Arts or an Associate in Science (from IL schools; other degrees to be evaluated), or have earned 66 semester credit hours, applicable to the program based on review and evaluation. The major consists of courses from the Department of Psychology, the College of Communication, and the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, which offers the majority of courses, including a unique series of Adult Learning Seminars. The courses in the major provide students with multiple perspectives on human behavior, interaction and communications.
Flexible scheduling including online options available
Financial Aid, flexible payment options, and special adult student tuition pricing
Acceleration and affordability through transfer credit and prior learning assessment (PLA) credit
Opportunities to combine bachelor's and master’s programs and apply graduate courses to both programs
Individualized program planning, course selection and advising assistance provided
Enhanced career opportunities through professional portfolio development, and career placement services instruction from industry practitioners, and wide-ranging Career Services support
Degree granted by DePaul University, with its excellent academic reputation and the opportunity to join its prestigious and extensive alumni network
Total hours required
Students will be able to:
Analyze and apply knowledge and theories of behavioral sciences.
Investigate problems using qualitative and quantitative methods.
Apply ethical principles in context.
Explain the value of social justice in behavioral settings.
Utilize principles of reflective practice in behavioral science.
Analyze and apply different liberal arts perspectives.