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Applied Behavioral Sciences Major

You’ve always been a problem solver, and you’re ready to enter a career that truly fits who you are. With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Behavioral Sciences (ABS) from Fontbonne University, you’ll be prepared to serve a world in need. With our interdisciplinary approach, you’ll learn key concepts from both Psychology and Sociology that will allow you to help those in your community, and beyond, to the best of your ability.

Why Applied Behavioral Sciences with Fontbonne?

Fontbonne’s Applied Behavioral Sciences undergraduate degree program is the only one of its kind in the St. Louis area. In addition, this program is offered in a daytime or evening format or in a blend of day, evening and online classes, so you can earn your degree while maintaining your other responsibilities. This program can help students begin or advance a career in the behavioral sciences or establish a solid foundation for continued graduate and professional studies. Whatever your individual goals are, our rigorous curriculum ensures you’ll have the skills needed to solve today’s most challenging real-world problems.

What Can I Do with My Degree?

With a bachelor’s degree in Applied Behavioral Sciences from Fontbonne, you will have many career options upon graduating. In fact, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities in the applied social and behavioral sciences are expected to grow approximately 23 percent by 2018. With an ABS degree, you will have the option to work in a variety of settings, which include but are not limited to:

  • Public health, human services and community agencies
  • Nonprofit and governmental agencies
  • Nursing and assisted living facilities, including hospice care
  • Educational and vocational rehabilitation centers
  • Hospitals, clinics, group homes and substance abuse facilities

There are many job opportunities available to those in this field, and the options are very broad. Some examples of positions you might pursue include child welfare specialist, case manager, human resources assistant, mental health technician, grief counselor, market researcher, youth worker, residential counselor and more.  Our ABS degree is also designed to prepare students for admission to graduate and professional degree programs in a variety of fields such as health care management, social work policy and law, public health, school and community psychology and criminal justice.


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