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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 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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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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You've found Ashford University, where school comes to you. Earn your bachelor's or master's degree online.

Programs:

  • BA/Cultural Anthropology

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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
  • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies

Locations: Lakeland , Tampa , Melbourne , More...
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Give your career a boost with an education from Southern New Hampshire University.

Programs:

  • BA General Studies

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Study online with California University of Pennsylvania.

Programs:

  • Science and Technology Multidisciplinary Studies (Bachelor of Science) - Online

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A nationally recognized leader in online education, Lamar University online tailors the on-campus degree program to a flexible, affordable format for busy professionals.

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences
  • Bachelor of General Studies

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Grantham University's 100% accredited online degrees are convenient, portable and designed so you can fit education into your life instead of arranging life around your education.

Programs:

  • Associate of Science in General Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in General Studies
  • Associate of Arts in General Studies

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Join the community of thought leaders at University of the Rockies. Pursue your graduate degree from the University’s School of Professional Psychology or School of Organizational Leadership.

Programs:

  • MA in Human Services, Mental Health Administration Specialization
  • MA in Human Services
  • MA in Human Services, Not-for-Profit Management Specialization

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Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.

Programs:

  • Gender Diversity Studies - MA in Psychology
  • Gender Diversity Studies - PhD of Psychology

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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.