Admissions Process

Eligibility requirements:

  • Have completed a 2 year degree (such as an AAS, AAS–T, ATA, AAA) in Social and Human Services, Child and Family Studies, Interpreter Services, or a related human services degree.
  • Meet a minimum Cum. GPA requirement of 2.50.

If student completed a general 2 year (DTA, AA) degree:

  • Student MUST complete 30 credits in one of the concentration areas below to be eligible for the ABS degree.
  • Concentration Prerequisites Classes (or equivalent) (Minimum GPA 2.0)

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.

Social/Human Services (30 credits)

  • SHS 100 – Intro to Human Services
  • SHS 103 – Social Welfare Policy
  • SHS 106 – Principles of Interviewing/Counseling
  • SHS 108 – Group Dynamics & Counseling
  • Field Practicums (8–10 credits)

Child/Family Studies (31 credits)

  • ECED&105 Intro to Early Childhood Ed 5 cr.
  • ECED&107 Health, Safety, Nutrition 5 cr.
  • EDUC&115 Child Development 5 cr.
  • EDUC&150 Child, Family, Community 3cr.
  • ECED&160 Curriculum Development 5 cr.
  • CFS 263 Working with Children w/disab. 3 cr
  • ECED&180 Language Lit Dev OR
  • CFS 215 Math/Science for Young Children 3 cr.
  • ECED&120 Practicum 2 cr.

Interpreting Services (30 credits)

  • 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 practicum OR 375 hours of documented translation/interpreting experience

Admissions process:

  1. Submit a completed ABS Admissions Application to the Admissions office.
  2. Participate in a group interview.
  3. All admitted students will meet with Melissa Martinez, the Student Development Specialist, for academic advising and registration.

For any questions regarding eligibility or admissions process, please contact:
Melissa Martinez
Office BE3217

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