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Begin Date: Summer Session 2004
End Date: Fall Semester 2006 -UCA

Applied Behavioral Science - ARCHIVE

Capital College (ABESC)

PROFESSOR CLEMMIE GILPIN, Coordinator, School of Behavioral Sciences and Education

The Applied Behavioral Science major offers two options: Social and Human Services and Interdisciplinary Social Science outlined below. The 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´┐Żs 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.

Entry to Major Requirements:
Entry to the Applied Behavioral Science major requires a 2.00 or higher cumulative grade-point average.

For a B.S. degree in Applied Behavioral Science, a minimum of 122 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(9 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education Course Requirements in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 6-12 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 74-80 credits
(This includes 9 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GWS courses; 6 credits of GS courses.)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 26-32

PRESCRIBED COURSES (20-26 credits)[1]
ENGL 202A GWS(3), PSY 002 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
SCLSC 480W(4), SCLSC 481(4), SCLSC 492(3) (Sem: 5-8)
BE SC 395(3-9) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (6 credits)
Select 3 credits from: SOC 001 GS(3) or SOC 005 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 3 credits from: ANTH 045 GS;US;IL(3), GEOG 020 GS(3), PL SC 001 GS(3), PL SC 003 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 48 credits

SOCIAL AND HUMAN SERVICES OPTION: (48 credits)
This option is designed to prepare student 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 as human resources. The option has a base of theoretical knowledge and hands-on skills needed to apply knowledge effectively in working with people.

PRESCRIBED COURSES (6 credits)[1]
BE SC 376(3) (Sem: 5-7)
SOCIO 384(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (27 credits)[1]
Select 9 credits from HD FS 229 GS(3) or PSYC 405(3), HD FS 239 GS(3) or PSYC 406(3), PSYC 403(3), WMNST 001 GS;US;IL(3), SOCIO 462 (3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 9 credits from AFRAS 412 US(3), BE SC 370(3), BE SC/WOMST 464 US(3), HD FS/WMNST 250 US(3), BE SC 468(3) or HD FS 425(3) or SOC 455(3), SOCIO 372(3), SOCIO 404(3), SOCIO 440(3), SOC 416(3), SOC 456(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 9 credits form BE SC 407(3), BE SC 408(3), BE SC 410(3), BE SC 459(3), MGMT 331(3), MGMT 341(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (15 credits)
Select 9 credits (a minimum of 3 credits at the 400 level) in consultation with an adviser from AFRAS, BE SC, PSY, PSYC, SOC, SOCIO (Sem: 5-8)
Select 6 credits (a minimum of 3 credits at the 400 level) in consultation with an adviser from AM ST, AMSTD, ART H, C ART, C HIS, C MUS, COMMS, CRIMJ, ENLSH, HCOMM, HIST, I HUM, PHIL, PHLOS, PL SC, PUBPL, THEA, THTRE, WMNST, WOMST (Sem: 5-8)

INTERDISCIPLINARY SOCIAL SCIENCE OPTION: (48 credits)
This option is designed for individuals who wish to maximize flexibility in obtaining a broad perspective or in developing their own specialized focus in the social sciences. Especially targeted are adult learners who are interested in augmenting their professional skills and advancing their career positions through an academic program which combines course work from selected social and behavioral science fields. Students enrolled in this option should work closely with an adviser to develop a plan of study.

PRESCRIBED COURSES (3 credits)[1]
SOCIO 488(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (39 credits)[1]
Select 30 credits (a minimum of 3 credits at the 400 level) in consultation with an adviser from AFRAS, BE SC, HD FS, SOC, SOCIO, to develop competency in the option (Sem: 5-8)
Select 9 credits (a minimum of 3 credits at the 400 level) in consultation with an adviser form PSY, PSYC, PUBPL, PL SC, CRIMJ (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (6 credits)[1]
Select 6 credits from department list in consultation with an adviser (Sem: 5-8)

[1] 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 2004

Blue Sheet Item #: 32-02-029

Review Date: 10/14/03

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