What will I learn?

The Applied Human Behavior Program (AHB) at Northern Arizona University is a unique and timely 90-30 degree that prepares you to work in a range of behavioral health fields including working with individuals and families, substance abuse, mental health, community development, public policy and human resources. The Applied Human Behavior Program examines operational aspects of social systems, how they impact behavior, and engages students in real world problem solving of community challenges. Curriculum emphasizes developing critical thinking in order to create solutions to social issues through empowering individuals and communities in professional direct practice and administrative roles.

Careers

Understanding how and why we as humans behave as we do allows us to creatively suggest solutions for the many problems we have getting along with others and coping with the fast-changing world in which we live. This emphasis provides entry level professional preparation for a vast array of human and social services, work in human resources, and not-for-profit and for profit organizations. It also delivers an excellent foundation for graduate study.

Classes are taught by expert faculty with advanced degrees and experience in the human behavior field. Take classes that center around your career goals, including Environmental and Biological Foundations of Human Behavior, Community Planning and Sustainable Practices, Addictions, Recovery, and Resiliency, and Practice and Intervention

Career opportunities that might be pursued: Human Resources; Family and Behavioral Health Case Manager; Case Manager; Child and Family Support Worker; Social Service Liaison; Residential Counselor; Domestic Violence and child advocate; Court Advocate; Behavioral Management; Veteran Services; Eligibility Counselor; Alcohol Counselor; Drug Abuse Counselor; Life Skills Instructor; Probation Officer; Parole Officer; Child Advocate; Gerontology Aide; Juvenile Court Liaison; Crisis Intervention Counselor; Community Organizer; Community Outreach Worker; Community Action Worker; Rehabilitation Case Worker; Community Planning and Policy; Health Services.

With further education, one of these paths is possible: Community Development and Policy; Care Management, Administration and Program Development; Clinical Practice and Counseling; Research.

Which department am I in?

Northern Arizona University

Study options

Full Time (At least 120 units of credit)

Tuition fees
US$25,396.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

10 January 2022

Venue

NAU Yavapai College Campus

1100 E Sheldon,

PRESCOTT,

Arizona,

86301, United States

Full Time (At least 120 units of credit)

Tuition fees
US$25,396.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

10 January 2022

Venue

NAU South Mountain Cmty Coll Campus

7050 S 24th / NAU600bldg,

PHOENIX,

Arizona,

85042, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

A student must have a secondary (high school) and post-secondary/university education, as well as any vocational with a minimum of a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) for first-year and transfer students.

English Proficiency

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Internet-based testing (TOEFL iBT): an overall score of 70 (School code 4006)

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - 6.0

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) - 56

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Northern Arizona University

Teaching is world-class and led by expert faculty who know how to nurture student talent.

  • Bachelor’s and graduate degrees
  • English language and exchange programs
  • Located in the stunning natural U.S. state of Arizona
  • 19:1 student-to-faculty ratio