Bachelor of Science in Applied Behavioral Science


Not Accepting New Students. 
Program currently on hold at Penn State Harrisburg as of fall 2015. 
Instead, we are offering Sociology with a Community Organization and Social Services Option.

The Applied Behavioral Science major offers two options: Social and Human Services and Interdisciplinary Social Science. The major helps students prepare for careers that provide direct service to individuals in need of assistance. These careers are in a variety of human services, in both the public and private sectors, and in personnel-related positions such as human resources.

Graduates may also pursue advanced degrees in fields such as community psychology, social work, human resource management, human services, and counseling. The strengths of the program include: internships directly related to the student’s area of interest, flexibility in course selection that allows students to focus on particular interests, a solid foundation of knowledge on which to build skills, and skill development courses.

Graduate Study

The Applied Behavioral Science program provides an excellent background for further study in the fields of social work, human services, or resource management. Students with these goals are encouraged to speak with their faculty adviser as soon as possible to receive support toward preparing a course of study.