Dole Human Development Center

Department of Applied Behavioral Science

Applied Behavior Science Statement on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

In the Department of Applied Behavioral Science, we understand that an equitable and safe multiracial, multiethnic, and multicultural environment produces innovative thinking, research, and learning. We seek to provide an environment for learning and working where differences are valued and each person in the ABS community is supported and offered an equitable opportunity – irrespective of national origin, age, sex, health status, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, or disability – to achieve their academic and professional goals. These efforts are led by our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Committee and are supported by our faculty and staff.

Welcome to the Department of Applied Behavioral Science

We are a premier undergraduate and graduate training program with a rich 50+-year history. We currently have 15 regular faculty members, 200 undergraduate majors, and approximately 100 graduate students.

We have several respected and high-quality graduate programs, including an online and campus master’s degree in behavior analysis, a doctoral degree in behavioral psychology, a joint program with master’s in public health and doctorate in behavioral psychology, an online ABAI-verified course sequence, and a graduate certificate in community health and development. Moreover, our master’s and doctoral programs are accredited by the Association for Behavior Analysis International.

Please feel free to click around our site to learn more about our faculty, students, and programs. If you cannot find the information you’re seeking, contact our department at absc@ku.edu or call the department directly at 785-864-4840.


Questions about the Graduate Program?

If you have questions about our graduate program, please contact Dr. Michael Amlung, Director of Graduate Studies, at mamlung@ku.edu