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Applied Behavioral Sciences (BA)

DePaul’s Applied Behavioral Sciences (ABS) degree program is a two-year program for adult students who have an associate’s degree and would like to pursue a career in human services, social work, nonprofit management and other related fields.

Our applied behavioral science degree curriculum combines courses from the Department of Psychology, the College of Communication and the School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Courses will provide you with perspectives on human behavior, interaction and communication.

Because students in the Applied Behavioral Sciences BA program have completed an associate's degree, they have satisfied their general education requirements. The major itself is made up of seven content areas.

Online Degree Options

Are you an adult looking to complete your bachelor’s degree? We offer an excellent path. The Bachelor of Arts degree in applied behavioral sciences from DePaul’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) is designed to provide a broad, multidisciplinary curriculum.

This is an online program that provides the flexibility to attend class in real time or on your time. A generous credit transfer policy and the option to earn academic credit for life and career experience make it possible to earn your degree in just two years.



  • Communication
  • Effective Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Ethics
  • Persuasion
  • Professional Writing
  • Project Management
  • Psychology

Career Options

Common Career Areas

  • Communication services
  • Consulting
  • Human services
  • Non-profit management
  • Project management

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