Master of Arts Human Behavior
The Master of Arts in Human Behavior is designed for people desiring greater knowledge of the behavioral sciences. The degree exposes the student to a wide array of behavioral topics covering personal, social and organizational issues. The program is intended for students who have specific ambitions in the fields of supervision, management and administration, but should also appeal to students undergoing life transitions, seeking personal or career growth, or requiring preparation for doctoral-level training.
The primary program outcomes and competencies are:
- Synthesize and apply communication theory and practice in real-world situations.
- Develop a personal and professional code of ethics based on knowledge and understanding of moral and ethical principles and values.
- Assimilate adult development and human sexuality theories and principles into personal and interpersonal growth.
- Analyze and apply behavioral and organizational change processes to personal, social and organizational settings.
- Integrate theories of leadership into applied areas of supervision, management and administration.
- Demonstrate practical competence in the use of behavioral theory, research and assessment.
- Produce written materials (papers, essays, projects, journals, etc.) that analyze, integrate and critique critical theories, issues and research in human behavior.
- Demonstrate oral fluency (class debates, group discussions, individual presentations, etc.) in articulation of the theory and practice of behavioral science.
- Demonstrate multi-cultural awareness and appreciation of human diversity.
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