Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is intended to provide more information about the Bachelor of Applied Behavioral Science Degree.

What is this degree?

The Bachelor of Applied Behavioral Science is designed specifically for people in the human services professions who want to continue their education in social and human services, child and family studies, chemical dependency, family support services, and interpreting / translations fields.

Our program provides comprehensive preparation for direct service practitioners. Students will develop skills in professional and ethical practice, public policy analysis, applied social psychology, cross–cultural competency, quantitative research, program assessment, and economic and political systems. Graduates of this program will be able to work in different fields of practice and qualify for a variety of graduate school programs.

What are the pre–requisites for the degree?

Applicants for admission to the Bachelor's degree program must have completed an Associates two–year degree in human services, chemical dependency, child and family studies or interpreting / translation or social sciences. To review pre–requisites please refer to Program Requirements.

What are the characteristics of the degree?

Graduation from the Bachelor's degree program requires 180 credits. Students will take 60 credits of upper division Applied Behavioral Science classes, including 10 credits of supervised field placement. All classes will be in the evenings and/or hybrid. Up to 120 lower division and human services credits will be eligible for transfer into the program.

Where and when will classes be held?

All Bachelor's degree classes will be held in the evenings and/or hybrid at Seattle Central on Capitol Hill.

Is Financial Aid available?

Yes, financial aid is available. FAFSA applications are available at Seattle Central's Financial Aid office, BE1104. These forms may also be found online at

What is the application process?

Please refer to the Admissions Process page.

Where can additional information be found on the degree?

Additional information can be obtained by calling the Applied Behavioral Science Department at 206.934.3101.

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