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This interdisciplinary Applied Behavioral Sciences programme from National Louis University combines approaches from psychology, sociology, communications and cultural and organizational studies to provide a framework for effective professional practice in a variety of settings and graduate study.

Choose NLU's applied behavioral sciences bachelor's degree if you:

  • Seek to advance in your ability to motivate and lead groups
  • Are interested in gaining a broader understanding of yourself and your interaction with others
  • Want to develop skills in critical thinking, decision-making, oral and written communication, and problem-solving
  • Think you may want to work in a professional role that involves human resources, education and training, organizational behavior or community service


In the Bachelor of Arts in Applied Behavioral Sciences degree program, you'll learn about effective communication, group dynamics and human behavior so that you can make a difference in nonprofit, governmental, corporate, educational and other settings that need to maximize their human capital and serve clients. Graduates have succeeded in roles such as:

  • Human Resources Coordinator
  • Internal Training Specialist
  • Social Services Case Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Community Liaison

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Methods of Inquiry in the Behavioral Sciences 
  • Independent Inquiry in the denavloral Sciences 
  • Philosophy of Values and Ethics 
  • Adult Development and Learning Assessment 
  • Ettective Interpersonal Relationships 
  • Critical Thinking & Writing 
  • Dynamics of Group Behavior 
  • Leadership in a Changing World 
  • Applied Communication in Society 
  • Critical Perspectives of Difference 
  • Economic Models of Behavior 
  • Organizational Behaviors and Professional Development 
  • Senior Seminar: Integrating the Applied Behavioral Sciences 
  • Library Research tor the Social Sciences 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete and submit your NLU application.
  • Be certain that you meet the admission requirements for your program of study.
  • You must have all of your secondary, college and university foreign transcripts evaluated by one of NLU's approved foreign credential evaluation agencies. The course-by-course evaluation must verify degree equivalency of a level of education equivalent of a baccalaureate from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.
  • Proof of English language proficiency is required.
  • The person(s) paying your tuition and living expenses while you attend NLU must complete and sign an affidavit of support.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10260 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10260 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    10260 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10260 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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