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Applied Behavioral Sciences (BA) 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 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.


Sample Courses:

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

Major RequirementsSchedule of ClassesCollege Website

Career Options

Common Career Areas:

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


96 percent of 2017 Applied Behavioral Science graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.

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