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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.

Students attend one class per week at DePaul’s Loop campus, as well as take courses online.



  • 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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