Bachelor of Arts in Applied Behavioral Science
The Bachelor of Arts in Applied Behavioral Science degree program allows you to study ways to build community and maintain relationships. Direct your education toward success with your Bachelor of Arts in Applied Behavioral Science degree from Ashford University.
- Total number of credits required: 120 credits
- Introductory Course Requirement: 3 credits
- General Education Requirements: 52 credits*
- Major Course Requirements: 39 credits*
- Electives: 32 credits
* In this program, 6 credits from the major may also satisfy General Education requirements.
To earn your Bachelor of Arts in Applied Behavioral Science at Ashford University, you must complete 120 credits. You will need to complete 30 upper-division credits, of which 18 credits must be from the major program. A total of 30 credits must be completed at Ashford to meet the residency requirement. You may be able to transfer up to 90 approved credits from community colleges, other previous college coursework, or other life experiences such as military service or job training toward your degree.
Successful completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Applied Behavioral Science degree by itself does not lead to licensure or certification in any state, regardless of concentration or specialization. Further, Ashford University does not guarantee that any professional organization will accept a graduate’s application to sit for any exam for the purpose of professional certification. Students seeking licensure or certification in a particular profession are strongly encouraged to carefully research the requirements prior to enrollment. Requirements may vary by state. Further, a criminal record may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure, certification, or employment in this field of study.
What you will learn
Learn about individual, family, and community problems and their solutions. Build a broad foundation of skills from the disciplines of logic, law, psychology, and sociology. Upon completion of your Bachelor of Arts in Applied Behavioral Science degree program, you will be able to:
- Analyze major concepts, theoretical perspectives, and empirical findings to solve complex problems in the field of study
- Compose effective communications in a variety of formats for assessment, evaluation, and/or intervention purposes
- Apply the principles of the scientific method to assessment, evaluation, and intervention at intrapersonal and interpersonal levels
- Explain the value of empirical evidence, acting ethically, and acknowledging and respecting human diversity
- Utilize the scientific approach to address practical problems related to the cognition, affect, and behavior of individuals in social contexts
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Your Courses in Applied Behavioral Science
This online degree program demonstrates your ability to understand behavior and solve social problems. Your online courses include a wide variety of topics, from community organizing to diversity and ethical decision making.
To help students acclimate to the online classroom, you may be required to complete Introductory Course requirements. Learn more about Introductory Courses
Major Course Requirements (39 credits, all courses are 3 credits.)
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Careers in Applied Behavioral Science
Professionals with a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Behavioral Science degree may choose to enter any number of career paths in which critical thinking skills are a must. This degree also provides a well-rounded foundation for continued studies at the graduate level. Take a look at your potential career options.
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