Get Started on a BAS in Applied Behavioral Science

Whether you’re a current student at Seattle Central College or an interested applicant, it’s never been easier to continue training for a rewarding career. Once you meet the eligibility requirements, you can apply to begin your studies in the Fall or Winter quarters. Get started today!

Eligibility Requirements

  • Two-year degree—such as an Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Associate of Applied Science – Transfer (AAS–T), Associate of Technical Arts (ATA), Associate of Applied Arts (AAA), or Associate of Arts – Direct Transfer Agreement (AA–DTA) degree — in Social and Human Services, Early Childhood Education, Child and Family Studies, Interpreter Training or a related field, with a minimum GPA of 2.50.
    • Don’t have this yet? Start by earning your associate degree in Social and Human Services or Early Childhood and Family Studies at Seattle Central College.
    • Note, if you are enrolling with a general transfer two-year degree (e.g. AA–DTA), you must complete 30 credits in one of Seattle Central's concentration areas (Social and Human Services, Early Childhood and Family Studies, Interpreter Services or Social Services).

Students applying to the Applied Behavioral Science bachelor's degree program with a general two-year degree (AA-DTA) must complete at least 30 credits with a minimum 2.0 GPA to be eligible for admissions consideration.

Social Sciences (30 credits)

Eligible courses included would be in the subjects of: Sociology, Psychology, Economics, Political Science, Anthropology and other coursework that is related to the field of Applied Behavioral Science. Interested students should meet with the Student Development Specialist, Melissa Martinez (Melissa.Martinez@seattlecolleges), to determine course eligibility.

Social and Human Services (30 credits)

  • SHS 100: Intro to Human Services (5 credits)
  • SHS 103: Social Welfare Policy (5 credits)
  • SHS 106: Principles of Interviewing and Counseling (5 credits)
  • SHS 108: Group Dynamics & Counseling (5 credits)
  • Field Placement (8–10 credits)

Early Childhood and Family Studies (31 credits)

  • ECED&105: Intro to Early Childhood Education (5 credits)
  • ECED&107: Health, Safety and Nutrition (5 credits)
  • EDUC&115: Child Development (5 credits)
  • EDUC&150: Child/Family/Community (3 credits) 
  • ECED&160: Curriculum Development (5 credits)
  • CFS 263: Working with Children with Disabilities (3 credits) 
  • ECED&180: Language Literacy and Development (3 credits) OR CFS 215: Math and Science for Young Children (3 credits)
  • ECED&120: Practicum (2 credits)

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

Steps to Enroll

  1. Attend an Applied Behavioral Science Information Session (optional).
  2. Complete the 5-Step Enrollment Process for Seattle Central College, which includes placement testing and transcript evaluations to ensure you meet the eligibility requirements.
  3. Submit a completed Applied Behavioral Science Admissions Application (pdf) to the Admissions Office in room BE 1104B1.
  4. Attend a pre-scheduled group interview and complete a writing assessment.
  5. Admitted students will attend a new student Applied Behavioral Science Orientation held prior to the beginning of the program and meet with Melissa Martinez for academic advising and registration support.

For more information about enrolling in the Applied Behavioral Science bachelor's degree, contact Melissa Martinez at 206.934.3101 or

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