Applied Behavioral Science (For Adult Students)

DePaul's Applied Behavioral Sciences (ABS) 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.

The ABS curriculum combines courses from the Department of Psychology, the College of Communication and the School for New Learning. Courses will provide you with perspectives on human behavior, interaction and communication.

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


Sample Courses:

  • 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


96 percent of 2015 Applied Behavioral Science graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.

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