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ABSC 509. Contemporary Behavioral Science: Historical, Conceptual, and Comparative Foundations. 3 Hours AE61 / S.

This course provides a survey of modern behavioral science and its applications. It reviews the field's history; integrates its sub-disciplines; situates it within the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities; and compares and contrasts it with other perspectives. It covers recent advances in research, their implications for understanding human behavior, and their application to solving societal problems. And, it addresses the ethical implications of applied behavioral science. Prerequisite: ABSC 100 or ABSC 101 and ABSC 304 with a grade of C or better in each course. 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.

Minor in Applied Behavioral Science

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Why study applied behavioral science? The Department of Applied Behavioral Science offers a curriculum through which students learn how to examine and address problems of social importance across the lifespan. Students receive training in the application of behavioral science to improve the human condition through prevention and intervention.

BA in Applied Behavioral Science with concentration in Community Health & Development

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Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BA in Applied Behavioral Science with a concentration in Community Health & Development. To view the list of courses approved to fulfill KU Core Goals, please visit the KU Core website .

BA in Applied Behavioral Science with concentration in Conceptual Foundations

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Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BA in Applied Behavioral Science with a concentration in Conceptual Foundations. To view the list of courses approved to fulfill KU Core Goals, please visit the KU Core website .

BA in Applied Behavioral Science with concentration in Basic Research

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Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BA in Applied Behavioral Science with a concentration in Basic Research. To view the list of courses approved to fulfill KU Core Goals, please visit the KU Core website .