The Social and Behavioral Sciences programs are designed for people with a passion for making a difference in the lives of others.
Whether you are on your way up the corporate ladder or just getting started, our business degree programs and certificates could help you prepare to take your business career to a higher level.
Whether you want to enter the field of criminal justice or need credentials to advance your career, Kaplan University's criminal justice degree programs are designed to help you achieve your goal.
Our online education degree programs and certificates could help prepare you to teach diverse learners a broad range of academic content and educational foundations.
Our comprehensive fire science programs offer the flexibility of online learning, ideal for individuals in the fire science and emergency management fields who may work inconsistent hours.
You could acquire real-world knowledge and practical skills and prepare for a career in the health care industry by earning a health sciences degree, diploma, or certificate.
Our programs in legal studies, paralegal studies, and environmental policy are designed to fit your educational goals.
Our nursing degree and certificate programs are taught by practicing professionals who are dedicated to helping you prepare for real-world challenges in nursing.
Kaplan University's IT programs are designed to prepare you with the knowledge and skills you need to start or advance your technology career.
Kaplan University offers over 180 degree and certificate programs all available to military, veterans, and spouses of active duty members. In addition, several programs have been developed to complement specific military occupations or programs established by the military.
The Kaplan University School of General Education courses support the academic, social, personal, and professional development of learners throughout their engagement with the University.
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The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences prepares undergraduate and graduate students to become professionals, leaders, and change agents. We offer a wide breadth of academic programs designed to support career paths that make a difference in the development and support of individuals, populations, and groups, ensure public safety and provision of social services within communities, and lead and support legal efforts and policy-oriented processes within society.
The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences offers a wide breadth of graduate and undergraduate academic programs designed to develop professionals, leaders, and change agents in fields that make a difference in response to human and societal causes, issues, and needs. Our courses and the student experience focus on building foundational and industry-specific knowledge, as well as ethics and critical thinking and communications skills to foster sound decision-making and leadership abilities in our graduates.
When you graduate from the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, you'll be prepared to pursue careers that help, educate, protect, and improve people's lives and communities. Given that environmental and personal factors play a role in employability, we cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. However, we can help you gain the right skills and experience to grow or advance in the public service sector.
Our Career Services team also offers guidance and information to help you succeed in your chosen career.
One look at the news and you'll understand the reasons why social and behavioral sciences are becoming such an important career direction.
Case in point-the federal government will soon provide services for the millions of baby boomers who are reaching retirement age. Such a huge demographic shift will force communities to utilize resources more wisely-learning to accomplish more while using less.
The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Kaplan University offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs designed to prepare you for the professions central to addressing this rapidly changing paradigm.
The growing focus on the sustainability of communities and services aimed at need-based populations has increased the call for professionals to serve in these areas. To answer this call, the school offers master's degrees in psychology; bachelor's degrees in communication, early childhood development, human services, and psychology; associate's degrees in early childhood development and human services, and certificates in applied behavior analysis, addictions, and industrial/organizational psychology.
Help drive change or broaden your knowledge of legal issues and procedures within your current or aspirational profession. Our school offers master's degrees in legal studies, or environmental policy; bachelor's degrees in legal studies, paralegal studies, or environmental policy and management; an associate's degree in paralegal studies; or a legal secretary or paralegal certificate.
At Kaplan University, you can pursue a degree or a certificate that acknowledges your professional commitment to public safety while helping to further your career opportunities. You can choose from master’s degrees in criminal justice, or homeland security and emergency management; bachelor’s degrees in criminal justice, fire science, or emergency management; or you can also choose to pursue an associate’s degree in criminal justice or fire science.
Introducing the Center for Public Service, an online hub of community activity designed to connect and inform Kaplan University students, faculty, alumni, and visitors interested in the field of public service. The Center promotes conversations that focus on improving individual lives and communities. The Center is also a place for Kaplan University students, faculty, and community partners to identify challenges, opportunities, and successes in the communities they serve.
* Additional terms and conditions apply. Visit www.kaplanuniversity.edu/public-service-scholarship-application.pdf for more information. Contact your Financial Aid Advisor for further details. Scholarship awards and eligibility requirements are subject to change. Scholarship cannot be used in conjunction with any other Kaplan University discount, voucher, or scholarship.