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Major Requirements

The Applied Behavioral Sciences major is made up of seven content areas. The Adult Learning Seminars focus on learning skills, career development, workplace issues and ethics. The other six content areas focus on various aspects of behavior science.

Major Requirements (94 quarter hours)

Understanding Human Behavior (16 credit hours)

Course Title Quarter Hours
CMNS 329PERSUASION4-4.5
PSY 347SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY4
PSY 363ALCOHOLISM, DRUG ADDICTION AND RECOVERY4
DCM 307ANALYZING HUMAN BEHAVIOR4

Life Cycle in Context (8 credit hours)

Course Title Quarter Hours
DCM 323THE PSYCHOLOGY OF AGING AND THE AGED4
PSY 302PERSONAL ADJUSTMENT AND MENTAL HEALTH4-4.5

 Community and Social Justice (12 credit hours)

Course Title Quarter Hours
DCM 304EVOLVING PROFESSIONAL ETHICS4
DCM 325WORK & SOCIETY4
PSY 353ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY4-4.5
or PSY 354 COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY

Methods (14 credit hours)

Course Title Quarter Hours
DA 200DATA ANALYTICS4
or DA 233 APPLIED INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
DCM 308INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS4
LL 301RESEARCH METHODS6

Effective Workplace Dynamics (12 credit hours)

Course Title Quarter Hours
DCM 324EFFECTIVE GROUP AND PERSONAL DYNAMICS4
ORGC 316COMMUNICATION AND GROUP DECISION-MAKING4-4.5
ORGC 353COMMUNICATION AND ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE4-4.5

Leadership Theories and Skills (12 credit hours)

Course Title Quarter Hours
LL 270CRITICAL THINKING4
CCH 299ASSESSING AND MANAGING CONFLICT4
DCM 303LEADERSHIP MODELS FOR STRONG ORGANIZATIONS4

Adult Learning Seminars (20 credit hours)

Course Title Quarter Hours
LL 201REFLECTIVE LEARNING2
or RPL 101 PRIOR LEARNING ASSESSMENT
DCM 314LEARNING AND TRANSFORMATION2
DCM 316WORK IN A GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT2
DCM 317ETHICS IN THE PROFESSIONS2
DCM 318SOCIAL JUSTICE IN THE PROFESSIONS2
DCM 319CREATIVITY AND INNOVATIVE THINKING2
FA 199CAREER ASSESSMENT AND PLANNING2
LL 303CAPSTONE PROJECT6

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