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ABSC 101. Introduction to Applied Behavioral Science, Honors. 3 Hours SI GE11/GE3S / S.

This course introduces students to the principles of scientific inquiry in applied behavioral science: objectivity, definitions, observation, reliability, validity, correlation and its limitations, causation, experimental design and analysis, and the interpretation of data. These principles are presented in the context of solving individual and societal problems across the lifespan, for example, in early childhood education, public health, developmental disabilities (e.g., autism), delinquency, independent living for people with disabilities, educational systems, and gerontology. Open only to students in the University Honors Program. LEC.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in Applied Behavioral Science

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Career Opportunities The department prepares students for careers in their specialties, as well as for graduate school and professional training. Careers include work in such fields and settings as early childhood education; early childhood intervention programs; community programs for children, youth, and adults with developmental disabilities; programs for individuals with physical disabilities; delinquency, juvenile justice, and law enforcement; public health and health care; community-based and nongovernmental organizations; and behavioral consulting, management, human services, and business. Students enter graduate and professional schools in such areas as applied behavior analysis, applied developmental psychology, behavior analysis, clinical and counseling psychology, community development, gerontology, law, medicine, organizational behavior management, public health, social welfare, and special education. Behavior Analysis Certification The department offers a program of study that qualifies students to become Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts TM . Students must pass ABSC 100 , ABSC 304 , and ABSC 308 ; obtain requisite supervised or mentored experience; complete the major; complete the KU degree; and pass a national examination. The Behavior Analysis Certification Board ® has pre-approved ABSC 100 , ABSC 304 , and ABSC 308 for admission to the national examination. Students should meet with a BACB ® advisor early in the junior year. Preparation and Advising To graduate with the major in 4 years, prospective majors should enroll in Introduction to Applied Behavioral Science ( ABSC 100 or ABSC 101 ) and Principles and Procedures of Behavior Modification and Therapy ( ABSC 304 ) during the first 2 years. The content of these 2 courses will give students a basic understanding of the field of Applied Behavioral Science and help students decide whether they would like to apply to be admitted to the major. By the end of the second year, they should have consulted with a faculty advisor about degree requirements, specialty areas, and career opportunities. By the end of the third year, they should have taken the prerequisite courses for the fourth-year practicum. This information may also be found in the department’s Undergraduate Handbook. By the beginning of the junior year, majors should complete the College’s Major Declaration form. They should list either ABSCA-BA or ABSCA-BGS as the major code for a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of General Studies degree, respectively.

Bachelor of Social Work

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...elective hours including: Math 101 (College Algebra) or...One of the following: ABSC 160 Introduction to...

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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...that students complete WGSS 101 , the introductory course...220 Sociology of Families ABSC 268 Introduction to...

Minor in Leadership Studies

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...Black Aging in America ABSC 437 Independent Living...Sexuality Studies, Honors WGSS 101 Introduction to Women...

Minor in Human Sexuality

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...Eligible courses include: WGSS 101 Introduction to Women...and Sexuality Studies, Honors ABSC 268 Introduction to...