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University Bulletin

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Applied Behavioral Science

Capital College (ABESC)

PROFESSOR KENNETH B. CUNNINGHAM, Program Coordinator, School of Behavioral Sciences and Education

The Applied Behavioral Science major is an interdisciplinary program that provides a base of theoretical and empirical knowledge from the social and behavioral sciences and the hands-on skills needed to apply that knowledge effectively in working with people. 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. The major is especially useful for 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.

Graduates may also pursue advanced degrees in fields such as community psychology, social work, human resource management, gerontology, urban planning, 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.

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 120 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 this bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR )

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: 4-10 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.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (23-29 credits)[1]
ENGL 202A GWS(3), PSYCH 100 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
SO SC 480W(4), SO SC 481(4), SO SC 492(3) (Sem: 5-8)
SOC 405(3) (Sem: 5-8)
BE SC 395(3-9) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (45 credits)[1]
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;IL(3) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 30 credits (a minimum of 3 credits at the 400 level) in consultation with an adviser from the following: AFR 192 GH;IL(3) or AF AM 212 US(3) or any BE SC, HD FS, or SOC course.
--Take a minimum of 9 credits from BE SC
--Take a minimum of 9 credits from SOC
--Take a minimum of 6 credits from HD FS) (Sem: 5-8)

Select 9 credits (a minimum of 3 credits at the 400 level) in consultation with an adviser form PSYCH, 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 2009

Blue Sheet Item #: 37-05-021

Review Date: 2/24/09

UCA Revision #1: 8/14/06
UCA Revision #2: 7/26/07

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