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2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog Archived Catalog

Behavioral Science Accelerated Degree Program, B.A.

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The Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Science Accelerated Degree Program provides a foundation in the study of psychology and the behavioral sciences. An integral component of this degree program requires students to utilize resources from related professional environments in order to complete in-depth Experiential Learning Projects (ELPs) that focus on the applications of psychology and human development, as well as communication and counseling.

Program Outcomes

In addition to meeting the Goals and Learning Outcomes of Neumann University’s Core Curriculum, as described in the Core CurriculumGoals and Learning Outcomes section of this catalog as well as the outcomes of the Liberal Studies Degree Program core requirements, students will be able to:

  • Define and provide examples of terminology in psychology and related disciplines.
  • Articulate theories of practice in psychology and related disciplines.
  • Describe and compare various theoretical perspectives of psychopathology.
  • Articulate the process of human growth and development.
  • Apply knowledge and theories of psychology to real-life situations.
  • Demonstrate communication skills in group and interpersonal settings.
  • Identify and discuss the impact that current societal, economic, and global events have on the field of behavioral science.

Admission Criteria

Any student 21 years or older who has either completed high school, or earned a GED, may apply to the Behavioral Science Accelerated Degree Program. Application procedures are detailed in the Admissions Information  section of this catalog.

Progression Criteria

Students in the Behavioral Science Accelerated Degree Program must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.00 to progress through the program.

Special Features

The Behavioral Science Accelerated Degree Program offers many additional options for acceleration in addition to the 6-credit seminars. These options include:

  • Portfolio Assessment of prior college-level learning.
  • Challenge Examinations.
  • CLEP Examinations.
  • Credit for course work completed through the Department of Defense/DANTES, or from corporations offering courses which have been evaluated for credit by the American Council on Education (ACE).
  • Independent Study Projects.
  • Cooperative Education/Internship experiences.

For additional information about any of the above options, please consult the appropriate section of this catalog; or contact the Continuing Adult and Professional Studies Office at 610-558-5529.

Tuition Information

Tuition for all 6-credit seminar courses is calculated on a per-credit basis. For additional information, please consult the Tuition and Expenses section of this catalog.

Degree Requirements

In addition to the University’s general requirements for graduation, the following must be completed:

  • For the Bachelor of Arts: A minimum of 120 credits in Behavioral Science with a 2.00 minimum cumulative GPA.

Behavioral Science Course Requirements

(in addition to the Liberal Studies Core Curriculum)*

Total Liberal Studies Core Curriculum Credits: 60

Total Self-Designed Credits: 18*

(Students may self-design the remaining 18 credits.)


* Transfer credit in related disciplines and documented prior learning may be evaluated to satisfy either specific course and/or Self-Designed requirements.

Total Minimum B.A. Credits Upon Graduation: 120

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