**The college is currently transitioning to a new system district-wide, therefore we will be opening the Fall BAS Admissions applications on March 10, and the Priority Application deadline is April 30. Applications submitted after April 30 will be considered based on space-availability, until September 1**

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Get Started on a BAS in Applied Behavioral Science

It has never been easier to continue training for a rewarding career. Once you meet the eligibility requirements, you can apply to begin your studies. Get started today!

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Meet a minimum requirement of a 2.5 GPA
  • Have completed (or will complete prior to starting BAS program) an Associate’s degree. Acceptable degrees include the following;
    • An AAS, AAS-T, ATA, or AAA degree in Social & Human Services, Early Childhood Education, Chemical Dependency, or a related human service degree
    • OR an AA/DTA degree plus 30 credits in Social & Human Services, Early Childhood Education, or Social Sciences. Note: completing these 30 credits of prerequisites does not guarantee admissions to the ABS program

Don’t have this yet? Start by earning your associate degree in Social & Human Services or Early Childhood & 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 the following concentration areas (Social & Human Services, Early Childhood & Family Studies, or Social Sciences).

Concentration Prerequisite Classes

Students applying to the Applied Behavioral Science bachelor's degree program with a general two-year degree (such as AA-DTA) must complete at least 30 credits in one of the concentration areas below 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 Manager, 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)

Steps to Enroll

  1. If you have never applied for admission to Seattle Central College, complete the  5-Step Enrollment Process for Seattle Central College.
  2. If you have questions regarding your eligibility for the BAS degree program, email Melissa Martinez Melissa.Martinez@seattlecolleges.edu
  3. Submit a completed Applied Behavioral Science application.
  4. Meet with the Manager, Melissa Martinez, to enroll in classes.

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