Bachelor of Arts in Applied Behavioral Science
The Applied Behavioral Science degree allows you to study ways to build a community and maintain relationships. Throughout this behavioral science degree, you will look at complex social issues and use the knowledge that you have gained to find solutions in our society. Understanding why people behave in certain ways and being able to find solutions to real-world problems are often keys to making a lasting difference in society. Direct your education toward success with your Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Science from Ashford University.
What you will learn
Learn about individual, family, and community problems and their solutions. Behavioral science shares an overlap with psychology, sociology, law, and ethics as they fall under the larger spectrum of behavioral sciences. In essence, applied behavioral science is the broad interdisciplinary field that looks at each of these areas and how they influence human behavior. As you pursue your degree in behavioral science, you will be exposed to many of these interdisciplinary studies, giving you the appropriate resources to further shape how you can find solutions to society’s issues. Upon completion of your Bachelor of Arts in Applied Behavioral Science, 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
Your Courses in Applied Behavioral Science
This online degree program demonstrates your ability to understand behavior and solve social problems. Your behavioral science classes include a wide variety of topics, from community organizing to diversity and ethical decision making. From a higher level view, your bachelor of arts in behavioral science will expose you to classes that focus on interdisciplinary studies such as psychology, sociology, business, communication, human services, gerontology, and statistics and research. These studies will help you begin to understand how to collect and interpret data that will improve society.
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 (42 credits, all courses are 3 credits.)
BA in Applied Behavioral Science
Ashford University’s bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science can prepare you with the skills to look at complex social problems, understand the behaviors that are creating those problems, and work through solutions.Start Now
Careers in Applied Behavioral Science
Professionals with a behavioral science degree may choose to enter any number of career paths in which critical thinking skills are a must. This online degree also provides a well-rounded foundation for continued studies at the graduate level. Graduates of this applied behavioral science degree often pursue different types of fields that focus on social issues and diversity that require strong problem-solving skills. Take a look at your potential behavioral science career options below.
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