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

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Preparation and Advising

To graduate with the major in 4 years, prospective majors should enroll in ABSC 100 or ABSC 101 and ABSC 304 during the first 2 years. Students who are interested in being admitted to the major in Applied Behavioral Science should consult a faculty adviser about degree requirements, specialty areas, and career opportunities. Beginning spring semester, 2011, students need to apply for admission to the major. This application should be submitted during the semester in which students are enrolled for the first time in ABSC 304. The criteria for admission are completion of ABSC 100 and ABSC 304 with a grade-point average of 2.3 or higher in these 2 courses. If a student does not meet the admission criteria or neglects to apply for admission in the term above, the student must petition the department for permission for late application. By the end of the third year, students should have taken the prerequisite courses for the fourth-year practicum. This information may also be found in the department’s Undergraduate Handbook.

Admission to the Major

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

Complete ABSC 100 and ABSC 304.

Grade-Point Average Requirements

Minimum Admission Grade-Point Average: 2.3 or higher in ABSC 100 and ABSC 304

Admission Grade-Point Average Calculation: Grades in ABSC 100 and ABSC 304 are included in the GPA for admission consideration. KU's course repeat policy applies to the GPA calculation.

Application Term

Application to the major should occur in the term in which designated admission requirements will be initially completed. If a student does not meet established admission GPA criteria or neglects to apply for admission in the term above, the student must petition the department for permission for late application. The department, as part of an approved petition, determines late admission requirements (including GPA and course requirements) and the final deadline for admission (pending CAC guidance on the petition process).

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