Behavioral Sciences (A.S.)

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Behavioral Sciences, AS

Develop people-centered skills to better lead, serve, and communicate

62 Credit Hours

Locations Offered
100% Online
Camp Lejeune

Course format
8-week terms

About the Campbell Adult and Online Education (AOE) Behavioral Sciences Program

The behavioral sciences focus on studying human actions and understanding human behavior within the context of society, communities, and personal relationships. Miscommunications can lead to many problems in today’s world. Campbell AOE’s behavioral sciences online degree offers students a better understanding of themselves and other people and develops the skills necessary to become thoughtful and effective leaders, helpers, and community members.  The behavioral sciences associate degree can serve as a stepping stone to a bachelor’s degree in psychology; as a generalist degree, it also provides a well-rounded education and relational skills that are an entry to many fulfilling career opportunities.

The Associate of Science (AS) in Behavioral Sciences program is designed for students who have an interest in the study of human behavior topics. Students with previous credits from social sciences and humanities coursework may be able to transfer those credits toward the AS in behavioral sciences. Many students also apply their behavioral sciences associate degree credits to continue their education and earn a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

Behavioral Sciences Learning Outcomes

Behavioral sciences courses focus on examining and developing a deeper understanding of human social interactions, relationships, behavior, and development.  The curriculum combines aspects of psychology, social work, sociology, and biological sciences along with core courses in the humanities. Learning outcomes emphasize:

  • Developing a knowledge base in psychology
  • Understanding scientific thinking and inquiry
  • Developing ethical and social responsibility in a diverse world
  • Increasing communication skills
  • Professional development
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Why Choose Campbell AOE for Your Behavioral Sciences AS?

The Adult and Online Education behavioral sciences program provides a broad knowledge base in several core areas and a foundation in general education coursework that can transfer to a four-year degree or develop relevant workplace skills.

  • Leverage the flexibility of taking your behavioral sciences degree online or at our on-base campus at Camp Lejeune — in a program specifically designed for the needs of online and adult learners.
  • Benefit from accelerated 8-week terms that allow you to complete your degree sooner and put your new skills to work faster.
  • Learn from instructors who bring real-world professional experience, research expertise, and long-time classroom experience (both online and in-person) to the program.
  • Get a more personal experience with smaller class sizes, allowing greater connection/interaction with your instructors.
  • Military students can apply AS credits toward increasing career advancement opportunities.
  • Take advantage of previous coursework credit that can transfer toward earning an associate degree faster.
  • Credits are transferable to the psychology bachelor’s degree, potentially saving a semester in the BS degree.

The Behavioral Sciences Curriculum

AOE are courses designed in eight-week accelerated terms to allow flexibility for adult learners. The AOE behavioral sciences curriculum introduces students to a broad range of human behavioral studies. Courses vary from semester to semester. Please consult the academic catalog for the most up-to-date information.

Courses You Will Take

  • General Psychology 
  • Principles of Sociology 
  • Social Problems 
  • Introduction to Social Work 
  • Psychology Electives 
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
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Skills You Will Learn

  • Critical thinking
  • Interdisciplinary thinking 
  • Research skills
  • Writing skills
  • Statistical analysis
  • Logical thinking
  • Problem-solving
  • Ethical thinking

Behavioral Sciences Jobs

The behavioral sciences degree develops skills that apply to any job, including enhanced writing skills, critical thinking, and analytical skills. These skills can lead to career advancement within the military and jobs in fields such as:

  • Human resources
  • Community and youth services
  • Social work
  • Marketing
  • Social services
  • Government and law enforcement
  • Real estate
  • Sales

Students interested in pursuing a career in the counseling profession will need additional education and training beyond the associate degree. The associate degree in behavioral sciences provides a pathway to a bachelor’s degree and further training, depending on individual career goals.

Getting Started in an AOE Behavioral Sciences Degree Program

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