All incoming students in the Criminal Justice and Social Problems track are advised by the program director. Based on student and faculty interest, another faculty member may be assigned to the student at the point the student begins formulation of the thesis or project. All students are encouraged to seek formal advising at least once each term. In consultation with the adviser the student will select the courses for each term and complete a Program of Study (PDF)

Courses in the Applied Behavioral Science Program are generally taught in the evenings on the main campus. Workshops (which generally carry an ABS 7600 number) are often taught on weekends and may be taught, when appropriate, at off campus facilities (e.g. at prisons, police stations, and courthouses). Courses are posted online each semester. Approval for registration may be requested over the phone or by email from the program.