The Social and Behavioral Sciences programs are designed for people with a passion for making a difference in the lives of others.
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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 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.
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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.
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The College 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, lead and support legal efforts, policy-oriented processes within society, and educating students and adult learners. .
The College 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 College 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.
The newest programs in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences are designed to align with the evolving educational needs of today’s students, and to meet employment guidelines in the career fields of early childhood care, psychology, criminal justice, legal services, and public safety.* Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Administration Study the foundations of early childhood development best practices while you prepare for leadership positions in the field. Opportunities could exist in a variety of arenas—from owning or operating an early childhood program to managing an early childhood agency or organization. Bachelor of Science in Psychology in AddictionsPrepare for a career assisting those who suffer from substance abuse, and seek state certification in the field. This program meets coursework requirements to sit for the National Certified Addiction Counselor, Levels I and II certification exams (NCAC I and II).†Bachelor of Science in Psychology in Applied Behavior AnalysisGain foundational skills that demonstrate your ability to address behavior and solve social problems and relationships between individual, families, or people in the community. This program meets the coursework requirements to sit for the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® (BCaBA® ) exam through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc. (BACB®).Bachelor of Science in Psychology in Industrial/Organizational PsychologyBroaden your knowledge of the principles of psychology as they relate to business and organizational settings. Our program focuses on the foundational knowledge to pursue human resource roles in business, government, and nonprofit organizations.Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice and CriminologyTake your first steps to advancing a law enforcement career. Our program teaches you to understand the criminal mind and patterns of criminal behavior. Study how to gather, analyze, and interpret criminal data and patterns to help predict and prevent criminal activities.Bachelor of Science in Corrections Education and training are essential to a sound understanding of the correctional system, its processes, and rehabilitation alternatives. Our online bachelor’s degree is designed to prepare you to pursue diverse opportunities that exist within the field.Associate of Applied Science in Legal Support and Services Get started in a career associated with the legal field. Legal staff and support service professionals are being hired beyond the doors of law firms, corporations, insurance firms, consulting firms, and health care institutions.Associate of Applied Science in Public Safety and Security Help secure the safety of your community and protect public and corporate assets by building your knowledge in the field. Our online associate’s degree has been designed to prepare you to pursue entry-level positions across the fields of public safety and security.
At Kaplan University, we are constantly searching for ways to help students seek a brighter future, and that includes making sure our tuition costs are as low as possible. That is why we are introducing the Kaplan University Tuition Cap.
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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 College 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 College offers master's degrees in psychology; public administration, and human services, bachelor's degrees in communication, early childhood administration, psychology in addictions, psychology in behavior analysis, and psychology in industrial/organizational psychology, and associate's degree in 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 College 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 legal support and services. A legal secretary and paralegal certificate are also offered.
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, corrections or emergency management; or you can also choose to pursue an associate's degree in criminal justice and criminology, public safety and security, or fire science.
Our online education degree programs and certificates could help prepare you to teach diverse learners a broad range of academic content and educational foundations or advance your career in education.† Our school offers graduate education degrees in teaching, general education, instructional technology, educational psychology, and higher education. You can also choose to pursue a graduate certificate in higher education.
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.
* Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Additional
academy training and education may be required for law enforcement positions.
† Although certain programs at Kaplan University are designed to prepare students to take various certification or licensing exams, the University cannot guarantee the student will pass those exams. In some cases, field experience, additional coursework, and/or background checks may be necessary to take or to successfully pass the exams. Students should research the requirements in the state in which they intend to seek employment.
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