Admissions Eligibility Requirements

  • Meet a minimum GPA requirement of 2.50.
  • Have completed a two year degree (such as an AAS, AAS–T, ATA, AAA) in Social and Human Services, Child and Family Studies, Interpreter Training, or a related human services degree.
  • Be eligible for Math 098 (Intermediate Algebra).

If transfer student completed a general transfer two year (DTA, AA) degree, student:

MUST complete 30 credits in one of our concentration areas (Social & Human Services, Child & Family Studies, Interpreter Services) to be eligible for admissions to the ABS degree. For more information regarding the specific courses required, contact Melissa Martinez, 206.934.3101 or melissa.martinez@seattlecolleges.

Degree Completion Requirements

Bachelor of Applied Behavioral Science Degree, Total Credits 180

General Education Core, Total Credits 30 (Minimum GPA 2.0)

Course Number Course Title Credits
ENGL& 101 English Composition I 5
ENGL& 102 English Composition II 5
CMST& 101 Intro to Communications 5
SOC& 101 Intro to Sociology 5
PSYC& 100 General Psychology 5
  Humanities & Arts OR Social Science Course 5
MATH College Level math (eg Math 107, 109, 136) 5
SCIENCE Lab Science 5

Concentration Human Service Core classes: (Choose one of 3 options below) (Minimum GPA 2.0)

Option #1: Social / Human Services Core, Total Credits 30

Course Number Course Title Credits
SHS 100 Introduction to Human Services 5
SHS 103 Survey of Institutions 5
SHS 106 Interviewing & Counseling 5
SHS 108 Group Dynamics & Counseling 5
SHS 197 Field Placement in Human Services 3
SHS 198 Field Placement in Human Services 3
SHS 199 Field Placement in Human Services 4

Option #2: Child/Family Studies, Total Credits 30

Course Number Course Title Credits
CFS 110 Age-Appropriate Learning Environments 3
CFS 120 Physical/Intellectual Development 3
CFS 130 Social/Emotional Development 3
CFS 245 Partnerships with Families 3
CFS 263 Children with Disabilities 3
CFS 270 Child & Family Health 3
CFS 284 Literacy Development 3
  Field Placements 8-10

Option #3: Interpreting / Translation, Total Credits 30

5 credits of Cultural Studies (e.g. ASL 125& ANTH& 206)
5 credits of Ethics
10 credits of World Language (e.g. ASL, Spanish, Arabic, Japanese)
10 credits of field placement OR 350 hours of documented translation / interpreting experience

Upper Division Courses, Total Credits 60

Course Number Course Title Credits
ABS 310 Applied Social Psychology 5
ABS 320 Applied Environmental Science 5
ABS 330 Quantitative Principles in Research and Assessment 5
ABS 340 Relationships Between Economic And Political 5
ABS 350 Multiculturalism and Artistic Expression 5
ABS 360 Sociology of Families 5
ABS 410 Relationships Between Economic And Political 5
ABS 415 Cross Cultural Competencies 5
ABS 430 Sociology of Families 5
ABS 495 Senior Capstone Project 5
ABS 497 Advanced Field Placement I 5
ABS 498 Advanced Field Placement II 5

Electives, Total Credits 50
An additional 50 credits of electives is required. These credits will be a combination of courses from the AAS degree, additional courses taken during the ABS degree program including the following ABS elective course options:

ABS 335 Human Services Practice 5
ABS 420 Multiculturalism and Artistic Expression: Our Jazz Heritage 5

Bachelor of Applied Behavioral Science Degree, Total Credits 180

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