The ABS Orientation for new and incoming students took place on August 23, 2016 and student’s part-took in a half day graduate school and ABS orientation. Students meet their new cohort, were introduced to peer mentors and reviewed program expectations and meet ABS faculty.
The Applied Behavioral Science program limits enrollment to small cohorts that allow students to get to know each other and to work closely with faculty. Core classes meet in the evenings and there are elective offerings that meet on weekends to accommodate working adults.
The Applied Behavioral Science program develops students’ reasoning and methodological skills and knowledge of social science theory and current scholarship in deviance, criminology and criminal justice. The program is useful to those who work or intend to work in police, probation, judicial and related fields. The program can also serve as an introduction to graduate education for those wishing to pursue doctoral degrees in criminology, criminal justice, sociology, corrections and related fields.