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
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
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. Prerequisite: PSY 101 and PSY 325.
ABS 415 Leadership & Ethics in a Changing World
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
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
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. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the General Education Capstone course.