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.

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, Social 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

Option #4 Social Sciences, 30 credits

Eligible courses included would be in the subjects of: Sociology, Psychology, Economics, Political Science, Anthropology, etc that are related to the field of Applied Behavioral Science. Must meet with Melissa Martinez to determine course eligibility.

Upper Division Courses, Total Credits 60

Course Number Course Title Credits
ABS 310 Professionalism and Ethical Practice 5
ABS 320 Applied Social Psychology 5
ABS 330 Information Literacy & Program Assessment 5
ABS 340 Applied Environmental Science 5
ABS 350 Quantitative Principles–Research/Assessment 5
ABS 360 Public Policy Analysis 5
ABS 410 Economic & Political Systems 5
ABS 415 Cross–Cultural Competency 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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