Applied Behavioral Sciences, B.A.

The Applied Behavioral Sciences program is designed for working adults who wish to complete undergraduate degrees for professional advancement or personal accomplishment. As a degree-completion program, it is intended for adults with significant life experience who have completed previous college coursework.

Students will learn about effective communication, group dynamics and human behavior for nonprofit, governmental, corporate and educational settings where employers need to maximize their human capital and serve clients.

Program Details:

  • Requires 180 QH, including 60 QH of General Education, for completion
  • Requires a minimum of 90 QH of previous college credit to be admitted
  • Up to 60 QH of technical credit may be transferred 
  • Credit by examination, portfolio and proficiency are accepted for general education and elective credit
  • The program core must be taken at NLU
  • Students may complete a minor or concentration, listed below

Minors:

Concentrations:

Required Courses

Communications

Two college-level writing courses. The courses below are recommended:

LAE 101English Composition I

5

LAE 102English Composition II

5

LAE 120Essentials of Composition

5

LAE 125Fundamentals of Research Writing

5

Humanities

One Humanities course

Fine Arts

One Fine Arts course

Quantitative Reasoning

One college-level Mathematics course

Physical and Life Sciences

One Science course

Social Sciences

One undergraduate Social Science course

Behavioral Science

One undergraduate Behavioral Science course

Additional General Education

Choose additional General Education courses to total 60 QH of general education

Program Core - 58 QH

INT 430Methods of Inquiry in the Behavioral Sciences

5

INT 431Independent Inquiry in the Behavioral Sciences

2

LIBR 300Library Research for the Social Sciences

2

LAH 305Philosophy of Values and Ethics

5

LAP 300Adult Development and Learning Assessment

5

LAS 309Critical Thinking and Writing for Social and Behavioral Sciences

2

LAS 331Dynamics of Group Behavior

5

LAP 340Effective Interpersonal Relationships

5

LAS 406Leadership in a Changing World

5

LAS 407Applied Communication in Society

5

LAS 426Multicultural Dimensions

5

LAS 430Economic Issues in Global Perspective

5

LAS 431Managerial and Supervisory Behavior

5

LAS 435Senior Seminar: Integrating the Applied Behavioral Sciences

2

Electives - 62 QH

Choose additional courses to total 180 QH. These hours may be used to complete the major, minors and concentrations listed above.

For more information about this program, visit http://www.nl.edu/academics/colleges/collegeofartsandsciences/casbachelorsprograms/baappliedbehavioralsciences/.