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Behavioral Science

Behavioral Science

The complex minds of some criminals are hard to understand. What, how, and why they think as they do are the topics that all behavioral scientists in the criminal justice field try to comprehend. The most important job of a behavioral scientist would be to create profiles of criminals or suspects. That might involve collecting data and information about the person in order to better understand them. Whether the person is a common criminal, murderer, terrorist, or just an employee of a firm, it is the job of a behavioral scientist to unlock the secrets stored away in the individual's mind. When there is an understanding of the suspect, and an understanding of how or why the suspect acts as he or she did, then it can become easier to prevent similar unwanted acts by others in the future.

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Kaplan University

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

Programs:

  • MS in Psychology - Applied Behavior Analysis Specialization

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South University

As a student at South University, you will have the opportunity to learn from accomplished faculty members who have real-world experience in the subjects that they teach. Our small class sizes allow you to receive personalized attention from instructors, and the encouragement to recognize your goals for the future and the means to achieve them.

Programs:

  • Behavioral Sciences (BS)

Locations: Savannah
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Grand Canyon University

Find Your Purpose with a Degree from GCU's College of Theology!

Programs:

  • B.A. in Christian Studies with a concentration in Youth Ministry
  • Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership - Christian Ministry
  • Master of Divinity with an Emphasis in Global Ministry
  • And more...

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Lincoln College of New England

Give your career a boost with training with Lincoln College!


Programs:

  • Human Services , AAS
  • Human Services, BS

Locations: Southington
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Keiser University Campus

Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience. 

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
  • Associate of Arts in General Studies
  • PhD in Curriculum and Instruction
  • And more...

Locations: Fort Myers , Port Saint Lucie , Miami , More...
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West Coast University

Advance your career. 100% Focused on Health Sciences.

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (LPN to BSN)

Locations: Miami
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National Louis University

National Louis University is one of the oldest and most progressive universities in Chicago.

Programs:

  • B.A. in Human Services

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Norwich University - Online

Earn your Master's degree online from Norwich University.

Programs:

  • Master of Arts in International Relations Online

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Sullivan University

Sullivan University is a private institution of higher learning dedicated to providing educational enrichment opportunities for the intellectual, social and professional development of its students.

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies

Locations: Lexington
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Rutgers University

Founded in 1766, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher learning.

Programs:

  • Online Master of Information

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The jobs available to one graduating with a behavioral science degree may vary greatly. There are positions open in many fields ranging from work for government agencies, such as the FBI or Homeland Security, whether in the field or as an administrator who trains others, to positions in local police departments dealing with everyday criminals and murders. Other jobs that one may possibly obtain are work in prisons and in mental institutions for the criminally insane. Usually jobs such as these serve more as a learning experience for the new behavioral scientist, and the salary reflects that status. Expect a lower salary than even work for a government agency. However, jobs in the private sector pay higher. Look for a position with a large company that is in need of a behavioral scientist to provide counseling or social work to its employees or customers to earn a higher salary than federal government jobs. Whether you pursue a public or private sector career in behavioral science, the experience should prove to be insightful and filled with a lifetime of learning the ins and outs of the human mind.