The Bachelor of Science degree in Behavioral Studies is an accelerated degree completion program that provides the skills and knowledge base to meet the challenges of a broad range of careers, including teaching, social work, service fields and numerous professions.
Designed by professionals and educators in the fields of liberal arts and behavioral studies, the program is structured around six components: Communications, Literature and the Arts, Mathematics and Science, Psychology, Sociology, Religion and Philosophy. A total of 120 credits, including up to 90 transfer credits, are required for graduation. Students also have the right to challenge for Life Experience credits and apply up to 12 CLEP credits.
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Curriculum The curriculum consists of two prerequisite, thirteen core courses, and electives. Prerequisites (2) PSY1004 Fundamentals Of Psychology
Fundamentals of Psychology
This course is designed to introduce students to the major ideas in psychology. Prior knowledge of psychology is not expected. Topics include the history of psychology, sensation and perception, brain and behavior, learning, memory, and cognition, as well as developmental, personality, and social psychology, and psychopathology.
This course provides an overview of the broad scope of the discipline of sociology. Basic concepts and theories will be discussed as students are introduced to the major fields of study within sociology. The sociological perspective, as a useful view of the human condition, will serve as the central theme of the course.
Required Core Courses (13) IDS3010 Career & Life Work Planning
Career & Life Work Planning
The course curriculum is designed to serve as an assessment tool re-establishing what a four-year degree means to the students and examining reasons for their returning to college. The course content emphasizes a liberalizing approach, viewing the adult learner as an ever-growing individual and seeks to incorporate the riches of individual experience with the presentation of new and systematic opportunities for continued learning. Emphasizing Malcolm Knowles approach to adult learning, the class is an interactive one emphasizing the learner?s active participation in the learning process. Using the textbook ?If You Knew Who You Were You Could Be Who You are,? by Gerald Sturman, students complete the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), a widely recognized career assessment instrument. Class discussion revolves around their scoring the instrument in such areas as Career Type, Career Anchors, Values, Needs and Internal Barriers. Through facilitated discussion, the students evaluate career options, develop career goals, and action plans. Concluding with a home assignment, students use the concepts discussed in class, the completed exercises from the Sturman textbook and their completed MBTI, to write a detailed Personal Career Profile.
All plants and animals are connected to one another and to the earth and atmosphere that surround them through an endless chain of relationships. Participants in this course study some of these relationships and the basic principles of contemporary ecology, including biochemical cycles, homeostasis, tropic levels, population characteristics, and succession.
Special attention will be given to exploring the roots of our present health care system in nineteenth century institutions; the changing character of relationships between caretakers and ill persons; the importance of metaphoric conceptualizations of bodily and social well-being; the place of illness in social life, the question of medical practice as an ?art? or ?science?; and the meaning of knowledge, power, and responsibility in healing relationships and institutional contexts.
The course focus is two fold: first is the goal of acquiring harp reading comprehension skills through the reading and discussion of some the best modern essays ranging from authors such as Virginia Woolf, George Orwell, and Robert Frost to the more modern essayists such as Brent Staples, Jamaica Kincaid and E.D. Hirsch, Jr.; second is the goal of learning to write clear, logical, smooth, interesting essays free of mechanical errors. Major emphasis is placed on writing and revising.
The focus of this course is on the basic types of ethical problems. Objectives include: developing a common language and understanding of ethics, developing analytical skills for identifying and resolving ethical problems, understanding the integral relationship of ethics to organizational performance, recognizing the connection between ethics and leadership and our role as leaders in shaping the communities in which we live.
A survey of developmental psychology from birth through adulthood, with an emphasis on infancy, childhood, and adolescence. Consideration will be given to developmental theories, to research investigating psychological, social and biological factors and their interactions within a cultural framework.
This course presents an overview of social psychology, the study of how people influence one another. Topics include social perception, social cognition, attitudes, prejudice, attraction, social influence, altruism, aggression, and group behavior.
An overview of the logic, skills, and methods used in Social Science research. Topics include: techniques for organizing and displaying dates (tables and graphs), statistical techniques for describing data, (percentages, averages and variability), and statistical techniques for determining relationships or differences (correlation, probability, tests of differences between performances of groups, and tests of proportionality).
A consideration of factors in self-understanding and interpersonal relations; changing roles of men, women, and children; problems of family life; socialization of children; the influence of school and community interaction, including parent-teacher relationships; similarities and differences in familial life styles.
An examination of current social issues in America from different and often conflicting perspectives. Among the issues to be examined are gender and race inequalities in the workplace, the conflict over affirmative action, the debate over health care access, and an appraisal of relevant social policies.
This course is designed to introduce students to the basic concepts and techniques of social research. Topics will include sampling, survey, case study, interview and questionnaire preparation. Skill in comparative methods and ethical issues in the practice of research will also be explored.
IDS3098 Final Integrative Project For Behavioral Studies Concentration
Final Integrative Project for Behavioral Studies Concentration
This project, carried out under the guidance of a faculty member, requires the student to select and research three topics chosen from the major themes of the program. The student then prepares a paper that integrates these findings and applies them to a life situation.
Students pursuing an accelerated bachelor's degree in Behavioral Studies may be eligible to take advantage of dual degree opportunities in combination with the following graduate degrees:
The above information provided serves as a guide, which will be updated periodically.
Current information about degree program requirements can be found in the official College Catalogs.
How to Apply to School of Business programs
Starting terms: APPEAL Adult Undergraduate Accelerated Degrees:Fall 1, Fall 2, Spring 1, Spring 2, Summer 1 and Summer 2
All Applicants: 1. On-Line Application: The School of Business on-line application can be found at the following link: APPLY NOW
2. Personal Essay: In a candid personal essay of 500-750 words, explain:
How and why did you decide to pursue this program
Why the selected academic program is good match for your future goals
What you as a candidate can bring to our classroom
What special skills, leadership abilities, volunteer or other life experience make you a good overall fit for the selected program?
3. Resume: Submit a current resume indicating educational and business experience.
APPEAL-ADULT Undergraduate Accelerated: Please send official transcripts from all previously attended post-secondary institutions. If you have not attended a post-secondary institution, submit an official high school transcript or proof of completion of high school, or Graduate Equivalency Degree (GED). Student copies are not acceptable. See below for the address.
5. Recommendations: Two letters of recommendations, either academic or professional, from a reference writer who can speak to the candidate’s intellectual capability and ability to handle the rigors of the applicant’s program. Letters can be uploaded via the on-line application. References writers may provide their own letter or you may forward our standard Professional Letter of Recommendation form available on our website if you prefer.
6. Application Fee: Fee waivers are available for attending Open House events. Please check the website for our next available date. APPEAL- Adult Undergraduate Accelerated: $50.00
7. Health Records: Due at the time of enrollment, Adult students please submit the Health Form with proof of immunization against measles and rubella, in compliance with New York State regulations. This requirement applies to only students born on or after Jan. 1, 1957.
8. International Applicants: International students are eligible for Master of Science degrees only because of program and visa requirements. For admissions, if your undergraduate education was conducted at a non-US institution, we will require transcript credentials from either (WES) World of Education Services Inc. (www.WES.org) or a member of (NACES) National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. (www.naces.org/members.html). Please review this list carefully as we cannot accept credentials from organizations not on this list. If your undergraduate education was not conducted in English, we will require a test of English language skills through any of the following sources: TOEFL, IELTS, ITEP. Please note that our minimum IBT TOEFL is 85, IELTS is 7 and ITEP is B2.
9. Optional: GRE, GMAT, SAT & ACT testing is an optional admissions requirement and not a required element, however if you wish to submit any testing scores, we are happy to consider them as part of your overall application if you feel it will strengthen your application.
Submit all materials to: Manhattanville School of Business Office of Admissions 2900 Purchase Street -- Reid G5 Purchase, NY 10577
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Financial Aid for APPEAL (Adult Accelerated Undergraduate) Students RG
Education Pays Manhattanville is committed to the needs and aspirations of our APPEAL (Adult Undergraduate Accelerated) students’ ages 21 years of age and older. Earnings potential and career opportunities expand with a completed degree. We understand the necessity of pursuing your degree quickly to increase your career opportunities, in a flexible format around your busy work/life, and the importance of affordability.
1) Is there financial aid available for APPEAL students? Yes, APPEAL program students can apply for and receive many forms of financial aid. In general though, you have to be enrolled for at least 6 credits (half-time) in your program to qualify, and must meet all other federal and state requirements to receive aid. 2) What kind of aid is available? Financial aid packages can include Pell Grants, NYS TAP Grants (NYS residents, full-time students only) and Federal Direct Loans. The specific amounts of aid a student will qualify for will be based on the results of your FAFSA, the number of credits you take per semester and the total number of credits previously earned. Our financial aid staff will work with you to determine your eligibility once you have completed the application process. 3) What if I’m over 24 years old? Students who are 24 or older as of December 31st of the award year are considered independent. Independent undergraduate students don’t have to include parental income/asset information and can be eligible for increased unsubsidized Stafford loan limits. 4) How do I apply for aid? The first step to determining aid is by filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid). You should also complete a TAP application for NYS Tuition Assistance if you plan to be a full-time student. You can do that at http://hesc.ny.gov. Once the financial aid office receives your completed FAFSA they will ask you to complete a Manhattanville Financial Aid Form as well. 5) What is Manhattanville’s federal school code? 002760 6) What is Manhattanville’s TAP code: 0420 7)Are there other ways to pay?
Tuition Reimbursement: If you are currently employed, ask your employer’s office of Human Resources about the availability of tuition reimbursement. Your employer may require you to maintain a minimum GPA in order to receive assistance. If you are eligible for reimbursement please inform our office of student accounts.
Veterans Benefits: We proudly serve our veterans! If you are a veteran, please look into your GI Bill benefits for Higher Learning. Our APPEAL undergraduate and dual bachelor’s/master’s degrees is full covered by VA benefits. For more information please see our veteran’s page.
External Scholarships: Please see Fastweb for the many available scholarships and resources based on your strengths, interests and majors.
Payment Plan: Manhattanville offers a cost effective payment plan through Tuition Management Systems (TMS) to pay for school. You pay a small enrollment fee to participate each semester then make monthly payments to TMS. For more information see TMS.
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