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 GPA requirement of 2.50.
  • Have completed (or will complete prior to start of BAS program) a 2 year degree in Social and Human Services, Early Childhood Education, Interpreter Training, or a related human services degree OR have completed (or will complete prior to start of BAS program) a general AA/DTA degree plus 30 credits in one of the Concentration areas below. *Note: completing these 30 credits 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).

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, which includes placement testing and transcript evaluations to ensure you meet the eligibility requirements.
  2. Submit a completed Applied Behavioral Science Admissions Application (pdf) to the Admissions Office in room BE 1104B1.
  3. Attend a pre-scheduled group interview.
  4. Admitted students will attend an ABS New Student Orientation held prior to the beginning of the program.
  5. Meet with the Manager, Melissa Martinez, for academic advising and enrolling in classes.

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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