Applied Behavioral Science Courses at Ashford University

In order to change behavior, whether in an individual, small group, or larger community, it’s essential to first understand what’s driving that behavior. These applied behavioral sciences courses, found in Ashford University’s Bachelor of Arts in Applied Behavioral Science program give you the background and tools to evaluate behavior in order to reach an understanding that can lead to effective and often profound change.


Applied Behavioral Science Class Descriptions and Credit Information

ABS 200 Introduction to Applied Behavioral Science

Credits
3 Credits
Description

This course provides an introduction and overview of the application and use of applied behavioral science. Basic terms and definitions are reviewed, and students are introduced to the varied components of applied behavioral science. Topics covered include definition of the field, sub-specialties, and real world applications, and aspects of the field.

ABS 300 Psychological Assessment

Credits
3 Credits
Description

This course will survey instruments of psychometric assessment that are frequently used in education and clinical practice. Fundamental theory and research pertaining to the quantitative measurement of human traits will be reviewed. Psychometric instruments will include standardized neuropsychological tests, intelligence tests, and personality tests. Strengths and limitations of these instruments will be carefully examined.

ABS 310 Research Methods & Statistics I

Credits
3 Credits
Description

Research Methods and Statistics I is the first of a two-course sequence that integrates statistical and research design methodologies with the goal of offering useful applications to real-life settings. The course introduces students to the basics of research design and data organization.

ABS 311 Research Methods & Statistics II

Credits
3 Credits
Description

Research Methods and Statistics I is the first of a two-course sequence that integrates statistical and research design methodologies with the goal of offering useful applications to real-life settings. The course introduces students to the basics of research design and data organization.

ABS 415 Leadership & Ethics in a Changing World

Credits
3 Credits
Description

This course examines leadership and ethics from a broad perspective, and includes an overview of key leadership theories. Students explore leadership characteristics and values as applied to ethical decision-making, and challenges, as well as in regard to their own lives. Also included is an exploration of future leadership trends in a dynamic evolving world.

ABS 417 Community Organizing & Development

Credits
3 Credits
Description

This course examines methods, techniques, and theories involved in working with people to solve problems in community-based settings.

ABS 497 Applied Behavioral Sciences Capstone

Credits
3 Credits
Description

This course provides the opportunity for the synthesis and application of content learned throughout the degree program. Students complete a project that demonstrates application of concepts presented throughout the degree coursework.