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Course Requirements

A 2.5 in-major GPA and 2.0 overall GPA are required for acceptance into the program and to remain in the program. Maintenance of the GPA and 128 credit hours are required to graduate. All programs are three credit hours unless otherwise stated.

40 hours in Required Courses

  • PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 200 Developmental Psychology
  • PSY 315 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 325 Introduction to Clinical Psychology or
  • PSY 327 Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • SOC 100 Survey of Sociology
  • SOC 115 Social Problems
  • SOC/PSY 310 Social Psychology
  • SOC 265 Diversity Studies or
  • SOC 355 Sociology of Aging Any-level elective (6 credit hours required) 300 or 400 level elective (3 credit hours required)

CAPSTONE Experience

  • ABS 380 Evaluating Behavioral Research or
  • ABS 496 Portfolio Project (1 credit hour. Must have senior standing.)
  • SOC 335 Program Evaluation or
  • SWK 380 Strategies for Evaluation of Soc Service Programs

Additional Required Courses In Other Departments/Disciplines

  • MTH 115 Introduction to Statistics

ABS Elective Courses

Students must complete the required 42 general education credits and 46 additional elective credit hours. Of these credit hours, nine must be ABS electives, listed below. Three of the nine ABS elective credit hours must be 300 or 400 level courses.

Counseling/School/Community Electives

  • EDU 120 Psychology of the Exceptional Child
  • EDU 392 Assessment of Ability and Achievement
  • HES 320 The Science of Gender and Human Health
  • HES 337 Family Relations
  • HES 397 Advocacy in Professional Practice
  • PSY 325 Introduction to Clinical Psychology
  • PSY 391 Testing and Measurement for the Behavioral Sciences
  • Any HUS course (3–9 credit hours)
  • Any SWK course (3–9 credit hours)

Behavioral Research and Communication Electives

  • ABS 293 Special Topics in Applied Behavioral Sciences
  • ABS 490 Independent Study
  • ABS 494 Special Topics in Applied Behavioral Sciences
  • ABS 495 Undergraduate Research
  • COM 220 Nonverbal Communication
  • COM 230 Gender Communication
  • COM 240 Intercultural Communication
  • Any PSY elective course (3–9 credit hours)
  • Any SOC elective course (3–9 credit hours)

Business Leadership Electives

  • BUS 230 Management Principles
  • BUS 303 Public Administration/Nonprofit Management
  • BUS 310 Organizational Behavior
  • BUS 331 Human Resource Management
  • BUS 357 Consumer Behavior
  • BUS 471 Leadership: Managing in a Changing Environment
  • PSY 327 Industrial/Organizational Psychology