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Accelerated Degree Completion

Behavioral Science

 

The Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Science provides a foundation in the study of psychology and the behavioral sciences. An integral component of this degree program requires students to utilize resources from related professional environments in order to complete in-depth Experiential Learning Projects (ELP) that focus on the applications of psychology and human development, as well as communication and counseling.

Program Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the accelerated Bachelor of Arts degree program in Behavioral Science, and in addition to the outcomes of the Liberal Studies Degree Program, students will be able to:

  • Define and provide examples of terminology in psychology and related disciplines.

  • Articulate theories of practice in psychology and related disciplines.

  • Describe and compare various theoretical perspectives of psychopathology.

  • Articulate the process of human growth and development.

  • Apply knowledge and theories of psychology to real-life situations.

  • Demonstrate communication skills in group and interpersonal settings.

  • Identify and discuss the impact that current societal, economic, and global events have on the field of behavioral science.


Uniquely Personal

Because every student is different, and brings varying amounts of prior learning credits and experience, your Program Plan will be unique to your own interests and needs – no two Program Plans are alike!  Therefore, scheduling an appointment with an Advisor in the Division of Continuing Adult and Professional Studies program is critical to both creating a plan toward degree completion and getting started. 

You can begin at the start of any semester, and you may apply up to 90 transfer credits into this 120 credit program, consistent with current policy, via college or university credit, documented prior learning, military credit or other methods.  You may have accumulated credit through your respective places of employment-credits that may be applied to your degree requirements.  Examples include certificates of program completion, military training documents, and professional licensures.  There is no guarantee of such credit until appropriate documents are evaluated in detail by the Division Dean and the Registrar.  For many students, the various ways to obtain credit enables further acceleration.  Advisors help to identify “next steps” to determine how many courses are needed and a timely plan for graduation, based on individual needs.

Course Requirements
Liberal Studies B.A./B.S. Core Curriculum*………………………….….60 credits
Behavioral Science Major Curriculum…………….……………………….42 credits

The following 6-credit courses are required for the Major Curriculum

  • LSPSY 200 Introduction to Psychology

  • LSPSY 220 Human Development

  • LSPSY 240 Psychopathology, Diagnosis, and Remediation

  • LSPSY 245 Interpersonal and Group Processes

  • LSPSY 260 Topics in Clinical Counseling

  • LSPSY 300 Current Issues in Psychology

  • LSPSY 346 Theories of Personality Development

General Electives*..................................................................................18 credits
TOTAL REQUIRED CREDITS ...............................................................120 credits

* Transfer credit in related disciplines and documented prior learning may be evaluated to satisfy either specific course and/or General Elective requirements.

Degree Requirements
In addition to the University’s general requirements for graduation, the following must be completed:

For the Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Science: A minimum of 120 credits in Behavioral Science with a 2.00 minimum cumulative GPA.

Admission Criteria
Any student 21 years of age or older, who has either completed high school or a GED, may apply to the Accelerated Bachelor of Arts degree program in Behavioral Science.  Application procedures are detailed in the Admissions area of the website.


Advisors can provide more details including which options may apply to your own personal experiences. To discover how close you might be to your degree, please feel free to consult one of our professional Advisors in Continuing Adult and Professional Studies at (610) 558-5529 or caps@neumann.edu.


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