Begin Date: Summer Session 2000
End Date: Spring Semester 2004
PROFESSOR CLEMMIE GILPIN, Coordinator, School of Behavioral Sciences and Education
The Applied Behavioral Science 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 both in the public and private sectors or in personnel-related positions such as human resources.
Graduates may also pursue advanced degrees in fields such as community psychology 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.
For a B.S. degree in Applied Behavioral Science, a minimum of 122 credits is required.
Entry to Major Requirements:
Entry to the Applied Behavioral Science major requires a 2.00 or higher cumulative grade-point average.
Students should generally have completed most of their General Education requirements. A limited number of 001-200 level courses are offered at Penn State Harrisburg for students who need lower division courses.
Students should request a change-of-assignment to Penn State Harrisburg during their fourth semester, to be effective for the next semester of enrollment.
Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)
GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(3 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education Course Requirements in front of Bulletin.)
(Included in ELECTIVES)
INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
ELECTIVES: 3-12 credits
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 68-77 credits
(This includes 3 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GS courses)
ADDITIONAL COURSES (24 credits)
Select 3 credits from: PSY 002 GS(3) or SOC 001GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 3 credits from: PSYC 403(3), PSYC 405(3), PSYC 406(3), or HDFS 229 GS(3) (Sem: 4-8)
Select 3 credits from: BE SC 370(3) or SOCIO 384(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits from: BE SC 407(3), BE SC 408(3), BE SC 410(3), BE SC 459(3), or PSYC 421(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 6 credits from: BE SC 461(3); PSYC 415(3); SOCIO 372(3) or SOCIO 440(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits from: AFRAS 412 GI(3), PSYC 465 DF(3), SOCIO 463(3), SOCIO 484(3), or SOCIO 486(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits from: BE SC 376(3), BE SC 468(3), or SOCIO 462 DF(3) (Sem: 5-8)
SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (27 credits)
(At least 2 credits of Supporting Courses must be at the 400 level.)
Select 6 credits from: CRIMJ or PUBPL (Sem: 5-8)
Select 6 credits from: AMSTD, C ART, C HIS, C MUS, ENLSH, HCOMM, HUM, LIT, PHLOS, THTRE (Sem: 5-8)
Select 15 credits in consultation with an academic advisor and in support of the student's interests (Sem: 5-8)
 A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.
Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2000
Blue Sheet #: 28-04-038
Review Date: 4/8/03