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DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN BEHAVIOR

Bachelor of Arts in Human Behavior (B.A.)

Master of Arts in Human Behavior (M.A.)

Doctor of Philosophy in Human Behavior (Ph.D.)

Post-Doctoral Certificate in Human Behavior

Concentrations (available for all degrees):

Child Development
International Relations
Political Science
Sociology


OVERVIEW

The programs offered by the Department of Human Behavior are designed to give students a comprehensive, interdisciplinary program that will provide them with knowledge and understanding of human behavior from sociological, psychological, educational, and philosophical points of view.



Bachelor of Arts in Human Behavior (B.A.)

TopTHE UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM

The Bachelor of Arts in Human Behavior program, is designed to familiarize students with the theoretical and empirical development in both psychological and social fields as they pertain to the human experience. The effect of cultural, educational, philosophical, and psychological factors will be addressed. The program also prepares students to be successful in future academic exploration in this field.


UNDERGRADUATE - General Education Course Requirements

The general education program is designed to ensure that all American Global University graduates have a basic understanding of certain essential areas of knowledge. The general education program sets minimal requirements. Most departments of major study require additional courses in these areas, which are listed under the individual major degree requirements.

PREREQUISITES

High school diploma or equivalent and demonstrating the ability to succeed in undergraduate study.


PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

The total semester units required for graduation are as follows: unit requirement for general education is dependent upon the past experience of the applicant; 72 semester units in core courses; 6 semester units in elective courses. The student may choose to pursue an area of concentration where the electives are predetermined. The student must complete a minimum of 70 units while enrolled at American Global University. Comprehensive evaluation and counseling are most important at this degree level.



Master of Arts in Human Behavior (M.A.)

TopTHE GRADUATE PROGRAM

The Master of Arts in Human Behavior program is designed to assist students in acquiring the knowledge they will need, in order to achieve their goals in facilitating positive changes in their society and culture. This program also aids students by enhancing the research skills. The goal of students should be to understand not only the history and future of humanity, but also the chronological path that it takes from one to the other.

PREREQUISITES

A Bachelorís Degree in Human Behavior, Psychology or a related field from an accredited or acceptable institution of higher education, or the equivalent of 126 semester units of applicable or acceptable undergraduate work as determined by the schoolís admission committee.
The ability to demonstrate the capacity to succeed in study at the graduate level.


PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Master of Arts in Human Behavior is 36 semester units above the Bachelor's Degree. A minimum of 21 units of graduate work must be completed at American Global University.
A thesis that is an independent study relevant to the studentís field of study.

 

Doctor of Philosophy in Human Behavior (Ph.D.)

TopTHE PROGRAM

The Doctor of Philosophy in Human Behavior program is designed for students who wish to do advanced research in acquiring the first-hand knowledge from primary sources that they will need, in order to achieve their goals in facilitating positive changes in their society and culture. The goal of students should be to understand not only the history and future of humanity, but also the chronological path that it takes from one to the other.

PREREQUISITES

Possession of a Masterís Degree in Human Behavior or related field from an accredited or acceptable institution of higher learning, or possession of a Bachelorís Degree from an accredited or acceptable institution of higher learning or completion of a minimum of 36 semester units of applicable graduate level study.
Demonstration of the ability to succeed in graduate study at the doctoral level.


PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

The Doctor of Philosophy in Human Behavior is 42 semester units above the Masterís Degree level. A minimum of 30 units must be completed at American Global University.
b) A dissertation that must be an independent study relevant to the studentís field of study.

 

Post-Doctoral Certificate in Human Behavior

TopPREREQUISITES

A bachelor's degree or equivalent, a master’s degree or equivalent, and a doctoral degree or equivalent in Human Behavior or a related field from accredited or acceptable* institutions of higher education are required for admission into this certificate program.
Additionally, students must have attained a minimum of a “B” grade average from his or her doctorate program to be accepted into this certificate program.

* Acceptable colleges/universities are licensed/approved by the relating/corresponding government or state.



 

DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (B.A.)

Master of Arts in Psychology (M.A.)

Master of Arts in Marriage, Family, & Child Counseling (MFCC)*

Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.)*

Post-Doctoral Certificate

Certificate in Drug & Alcohol Abuse Counseling*

Addiction Counselor Training Program (ACTP)

Online Psychology Minicourses

(*) Practicum/Clinical Internship required

Concentrations (available for all degrees):

Child Psychology
School Psychology
Human Behavior


OVERVIEW

The programs offered by the Department of Psychology are designed for self-motivated students who wish to engage in a problem-centered approach to learning and to integrate personal development with their professional training. The curriculum will help students develop the analytical skills needed to understand complex human processes. It will also expose them to both the history and progression of thought and the latest research and findings in the field of psychology.

 

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (B.A.)

TopTHE UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology combines the interdisciplinary focus of the liberal studies program with a psychology major which prepares the student for graduate study or work in an entry level human service position.


UNDERGRADUATE - General Education Course Requirements

The general education program is designed to ensure that all American Global University graduates have a basic understanding of certain essential areas of knowledge. The general education program sets minimal requirements. Most departments of major study require additional courses in these areas, which are listed under the individual major degree requirements.

PREREQUISITES

High school diploma or equivalent and demonstrating the ability to succeed in undergraduate study.


PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

The total semester units required for graduation are as follows: unit requirement for general education is dependent upon the past experience of the applicant; 72 semester units in core courses; 6 semester units in elective courses. The student may choose to pursue an area of concentration where the electives are predetermined. The student must complete a minimum of 70 units while enrolled at American Global University. Comprehensive evaluation and counseling are most important at this degree level.

 

Master of Arts in Psychology (M.A.)

TopTHE GRADUATE PROGRAM

The Masters of Arts program in Psychology intends to prepare the students for entering into the doctoral program in clinical psychology as defined, approved, and licensed by the State’s Licensing Board. This degree is not terminal (depending on State’s mandates), and is a prerequisite for entering the doctoral program in psychology.

In addition, the graduates from the Ph.D. and Psy.D. Program will be academically and experientially prepared to function as a clinical psychologist as defined and qualified by the Licensing Board. The same definition and qualification by the appropriate Licensing Board will also apply to the graduates of M.F.C.C. Furthermore, the Department of Psychology will academically as well as practically familiarize the students with the statistical and research methodology so instrumental in the scientific advancement of the field.

PREREQUISITES

A bachelor's degree in psychology or a related field from an accredited or acceptable institution of higher education.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Master of Arts in Psychology is 36 semester units
Master of Arts in Marriage Family and Child Counseling is a 81 semester units
A minimum of 25% of graduate work must be completed at the American Global University.
The thesis, required of every candidate for the MA program, must be an independent study relevant to the student's field of study.


 

Master Of Arts in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling (M.F.C.C.)

No. Credit Hours: 69

TopPREREQUISITES
A bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related field from an accredited are acceptable institution of higher education.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

The Master of Arts in Family and Child Counseling is 81 semester units.
A minimum of 30 credit hours of course work must be completed at the American Global University.

 

Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.)

TopTHE PROGRAM

The doctoral program in psychology is a terminal degree program developed for the purpose of academically and experientially preparing the students for professional practice in metal health field, namely clinical psychology. The program is so designed as to meet the State requirements for license. Only M.A. in Psychology, M.A. in Counseling, and M.A. in social work are acceptable as prerequisites for this degree program.

No. Credit Hours: 78

PREREQUISITES

Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related field from an accredited or acceptable institution.
Possession of a Master’s Degree in psychology or a related field from an accredited or acceptable institution.


PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Completion of 79 Psy.D. units in Clinical Psychology above a Master’s degree.*
A minimum of 50% of graduate work must be completed at the American Global University.
A dissertation must be an independent study relevant to the student’s field of study.

* The Psy.D. program will be equivalent to the Ph.D. with the exception that instead of Dissertation, the students should do a Research Project (6 units).

 

Post-Doctoral Certificate

TopPREREQUISITES

A bachelor's degree or equivalent, a master's degree or equivalent, and a doctoral degree or equivalent in psychology or a related field from accredited or acceptable* institutions of higher education are required for admission into this certificate program.
Additionally, students must have attained a minimum of a “B” grade average from his or her doctorate program to be accepted into this certificate program.

* Acceptable colleges/universities are licensed/approved by the relating/corresponding government or state.

 

Certificate in Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counseling

No. Credit Hours: 45

Top PREREQUISITES

A high school diploma or equivalent is required for admission into this program.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

The completion of 45 credit hours is required to receive this certificate.
This total includes 36 core course credit hours and 9 elective credit hours.
A minimum of 30 credit hours must be taken through American Global University, meaning a maximum of 15 credit hours will be accepted for transfer into this program. (The credits in this program are transferable to any AGU applicable programs.)

 

Addiction Counselor Training Program (ACTP)

No. Credit Hours: 30

TopPREREQUISITES

A high school diploma or equivalent is required for admission into this program.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

The completion of 30 credit hours is required to receive this certificate.
This total includes 24 core course credit hours and 6 elective credit hours.
All required credit hours must be taken through American Global University, meaning no transfer credit will be accepted for this program. (The credits in this program are transferable to any AGU applicable programs.)


 

 

 


 
 

 

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