Bachelor of Arts in Applied Behavioral Sciences

The Bachelor of Arts in Applied Behavioral Sciences is an accelerated 2-year degree completion program for adult students. 

Earn a bachelor's degree in just 24 months by attending class on campus 1 night each week, and taking other courses online.

Student groups begin each Winter and Fall at DePaul’s Loop and Naperville Campus.

To start, you must have either an Associate of Science (A.S.) from Illinois or an Associate of Arts (A.A.) or have 66 semester hours applicable to the degree program, based upon review.  In addition, students are required to have completed an Introduction to Psychology course equivalent to DePaul’s PSY 105.

All admitted students are awarded an Accelerated Degree Completion Scholarship.

The Applied Behavioral Sciences degree prepares you for success in the fields of human services, human resources, social service and not-for-profit management.

Learn multiple perspectives on human behavior, interaction and communication through courses offered by DePaul's Department of Psychology, College of Communication, and School for New Learning, including a unique series of adult learning seminars.

See also Course Requirements and Course Descriptions.

Get Started:  Complete an online DePaul Adult Admission Application and submit all your transcripts. Questions? Attend a free information session or contact the Adult Enrollment Center at 312-362-6338 or

Current students with questions may email