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About BAS

The School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences (BAS) comprises numerous programs within 8 departments.

The following departments include undergraduate programs:

Which Helping Profession Should You Choose?

Helping professions emphasize meeting others’ needs and using your skills to help them flourish. When it comes to choosing the right helping profession, it’s important to know the differences between each field and why you may be more drawn to one area over another. Here’s what to know if you’re interested in pursuing a career in marriage and family therapy, social work, or school psychology.

Professional Accreditation

APU’s School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences values the importance of developing programs of distinction and academic integrity. The university is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

Professional programs in the School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences have earned the following accreditations:

Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.


  1. Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, American Psychological Association, 750 First Street NE, Washington, D.C., 20002-4242, (202) 336-5979.