Minor Requirements

Requirements for the Minor

Students selecting a minor in Applied Behavioral Science are required to complete ABSC 100 and at least 15 credit hours of coursework in ABS, 12 of which must be at the junior/senior level (courses numbered 300 or above). No more than 3 credit hours in practicum courses and no more than 3 credit hours in research, special topics, and study abroad courses may count toward the general ABS minor.

We recommend that students who are interested in an ABS minor see an ABS advisor and consider completing a course sequence that focus on one of the following specialty areas: Early Childhood Education and Intervention; Early Childhood Autism Intervention, Early Childhood Research, Youth Development and Juvenile Justice, Adults with Disabilities, Community Health and Development, Basic Research in Behavioral Science, Organizational Behavior Management Research and Practice, and Historical and Conceptual Foundations of Behavioral Science. Specialty area course sequences are described below.

*Admission to practicum courses for students completing a minor in ABS is subject to limitations on practicum openings.

Early Childhood Autism Intervention 

ABSC 100, ABSC 160, ABSC 304, ABSC 350, ABSC 444, and ABSC 680*

Early Childhood Research 

ABSC 100; ABSC 160; ABSC 304; ABSC 308; either ABSC 350, ABSC 444, or ABSC 509; and ABSC 679*

Early Childhood Education & Intervention 

ABSC 100; ABSC 160; ABSC 304; ABSC 344; either ABSC 350, ABSC 455, or ABSC 486; and either ABSC 675/676* or ABSC 677/678*

Youth Development and Juvenile Justice 

ABSC 100, ABSC 304, ABSC 410, ABSC 560,and ABSC 694*

Adults with Disabilities 

ABSC 100; ABSC 304; ABSC 350; ABSC 410; either ABSC 535, ABSC 437, or ABSC 565; and ABSC 685*

Community Health and Development 

ABSC 100; ABSC 150; ABSC 310; and any 3 of ABSC 410, ABSC 437, ABSC 455, ABSC 486, ABSC 535, ABSC 562, ABSC 565, ABSC 626, ABSC 671

Basic Research in Behavioral Science 

ABSC 100, PSYC 300, ABSC 308, ABSC 425, ABSC 509, and ABSC 692*

Organizational Behavior Management Research & Practice 

ABSC 100, ABSC 304, ABSC 308, ABSC 470, ABSC 509, and ABSC 682*

Conceptual Foundations of Behavioral Science 

ABSC 100, ABSC 304, ABSC 308, ABSC 425, ABSC 509, and ABSC 693*

*Indicates practicum course. Admission to practicum courses for students completing a minor in ABS is subject to limitations on practicum openings.

Applied Behavioral Science Minor Hours & GPA

While completing all required courses, majors must also meet each of the following hour and grade point average minimum standards:

Minor Hours
Satisfied by 18 hours of minor courses.

Minor Hours in Residence
Satisfied by a minimum of 9 hours of junior/senior (300+) hours of KU resident credit in the minor. 

Minor Junior/Senior (300+) Hours
Satisfied by a minimum of 12 hours from junior/senior courses (300+) in the minlor.

Minor Graduation GPA
Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 GPA in all departmental courses in the Minor. GPA calculations include all departmental courses in the field of study including Fs and repeated courses. See the Semester/Cumulative GPA Calculator.

Requirements for the Minor

Students selecting a minor in Applied Behavioral Science are required to complete ABSC 100 and at least 15 credit hours of coursework in ABS, 12 of which must be at the junior/senior level (courses numbered 300 or above). No more than 3 credit hours in practicum courses and no more than 3 credit hours in research, special topics, and study abroad courses may count toward the general ABS minor.

We recommend that students who are interested in an ABS minor see an ABS advisor and consider completing a course sequence that focus on one of the following specialty areas: Early Childhood Education and Intervention; Early Childhood Autism Intervention, Early Childhood Research, Youth Development and Juvenile Justice, Adults with Disabilities, Community Health and Development, Basic Research in Behavioral Science, Organizational Behavior Management Research and Practice, and Historical and Conceptual Foundations of Behavioral Science. Specialty area course sequences are described below.

*Admission to practicum courses for students completing a minor in ABS is subject to limitations on practicum openings.

Early Childhood Autism Intervention 

ABSC 100, ABSC 160, ABSC 304, ABSC 350, ABSC 444, and ABSC 680*

Early Childhood Research 

ABSC 100; ABSC 160; ABSC 304; ABSC 308; either ABSC 350, ABSC 444, or ABSC 509; and ABSC 679*

Early Childhood Education & Intervention 

ABSC 100; ABSC 160; ABSC 304; ABSC 344; either ABSC 350, ABSC 455, or ABSC 486; and either ABSC 675/676* or ABSC 677/678*

Youth Development and Juvenile Justice 

ABSC 100, ABSC 304, ABSC 410, ABSC 560,and ABSC 694*

Adults with Disabilities 

ABSC 100; ABSC 304; ABSC 350; ABSC 410; either ABSC 535, ABSC 437, or ABSC 565; and ABSC 685*

Community Health and Development 

ABSC 100; ABSC 150; ABSC 310; and any 3 of ABSC 410, ABSC 437, ABSC 455, ABSC 486, ABSC 535, ABSC 562, ABSC 565, ABSC 626, ABSC 671

Basic Research in Behavioral Science 

ABSC 100, PSYC 300, ABSC 308, ABSC 425, ABSC 509, and ABSC 692*

Organizational Behavior Management Research & Practice 

ABSC 100, ABSC 304, ABSC 308, ABSC 470, ABSC 509, and ABSC 682*

Conceptual Foundations of Behavioral Science 

ABSC 100, ABSC 304, ABSC 308, ABSC 425, ABSC 509, and ABSC 693*

*Indicates practicum course. Admission to practicum courses for students completing a minor in ABS is subject to limitations on practicum openings.

Applied Behavioral Science Minor Hours & GPA

While completing all required courses, majors must also meet each of the following hour and grade point average minimum standards:

Minor Hours
Satisfied by 18 hours of minor courses.

Minor Hours in Residence
Satisfied by a minimum of 9 hours of junior/senior (300+) hours of KU resident credit in the minor. 

Minor Junior/Senior (300+) Hours
Satisfied by a minimum of 12 hours from junior/senior courses (300+) in the minlor.

Minor Graduation GPA
Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 GPA in all departmental courses in the Minor. GPA calculations include all departmental courses in the field of study including Fs and repeated courses. See the Semester/Cumulative GPA Calculator.

Contact Info

Department of Applied Behavioral Science

Dole Human Development Center
1000 Sunnyside Ave., Room 4001
Lawrence, KS 66045-7561
785-864-4840
785-864-5202
absc@ku.edu
http://www.absc.ku.edu/
Edward K. Morris, Chair
785-864-4840

Department of Applied Behavioral Science

Dole Human Development Center
1000 Sunnyside Ave., Room 4001
Lawrence, KS 66045-7561
785-864-4840
785-864-5202
absc@ku.edu
http://www.absc.ku.edu/
Claudia Dozier, Co-Undergraduate Coordinator
785-864-0526
cdozier@ku.edu
Pamela Neidert, Co-Undergraduate Coordinator
785-864-0771
pneidert@ku.edu

Department of Applied Behavioral Science

Dole Human Development Center
1000 Sunnyside Ave., Room 4001
Lawrence, KS 66045-7561
785-864-4840
785-864-5202
absc@ku.edu
http://www.absc.ku.edu/
Derek Reed, Co-Director, Graduate Program
785-864-4840
Florence DiGennaro Reed, Co-Director, Graduate Program
785-864-4840
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