Applied Behavior Analysis Major

7148
Bachelor of Arts
Classroom
No
Undergraduate
Main Campus - Melbourne
Major Code: 7148 Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom Age Restriction: No
Admission Status: Undergraduate Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne

Program Chair
Vanessa A. Edkins, Ph.D.

The undergraduate applied behavior analysis major is a unique program designed to provide knowledge and skills in preparation for graduate study or careers that employ applications of the concepts and principles of behavior analysis. On graduation, applied behavior analysis majors will have satisfied all knowledge and experience requirements necessary for admission to the examination for Associate Certification in Behavior Analysis® (BCaBA®) by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB®).

Graduates of this program may pursue immediate certification as associate level behavior analysts to work in agencies and systems. Graduates will have the requisite course and experiential background to pursue application for graduate study in behavior analysis.

Degree Requirements

Candidates for a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis must successfully complete 120 credit hours as indicated in the curriculum below.

Curriculum
Freshman Year
Fall (14 credit hours)
  • COM 1101 Composition and Rhetoric
    Credit Hours: 0
  • FYE 1000 University Experience
    Credit Hours: 0
  • MTH 1701 College Algebra
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PSY 1400 Psychology Seminar
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PSY 1411 Introduction to Psychology
    Credit Hours: 0
Select one course:
  • EDS 1031 Survey of Science 1: Physical Science
    Credit Hours: 0
  • Science Elective Credit Hours: 3
Spring (15 credit hours)
  • COM 1102 Writing About Literature
    Credit Hours: 0
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Humanities Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Social Science Elective Credit Hours: 3
Select one course:
  • EDS 1032 Survey of Science 2: Life Science
    Credit Hours: 0
  • Science Elective Credit Hours: 3
Sophomore Year
Fall (16 credit hours)
  • COM 3070 Professional Communication for Executives
    Credit Hours: 0
  • HUM 2051 Civilization 1: Ancient Through Medieval
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PSY 2512 Psychology Research Methods and Statistics 1
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PSY 2800 Introduction to Behavior Analysis
    Credit Hours: 0
  • Restricted Elective (Foreign Language) Credit Hours: 3
Spring (15 credit hours)
  • BEH 3465 Applied Behavior Analysis
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PSY 3421 Psychology of Learning and Motivation
    Credit Hours: 0
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective (BEH) Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective (Foreign Language) Credit Hours: 3
Junior Year
Fall (16 credit hours)
  • BEH 3014 Ethical and Professional Conduct in Behavior Analysis
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BEH 3466 Behavior Change Techniques
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PSY 3423 Physiological Psychology
    Credit Hours: 0
  • Humanities Core Course Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective (BEH) Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective (COM) Credit Hours: 3
Spring (16 credit hours)
  • BEH 4025 Applied Behavior Analysis and Exceptional Learners
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PSY 4512 Personal and Professional Development
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PSY 4514 Psychological Research Methods and Statistics 2
    Credit Hours: 0
  • Restricted Elective (BEH) Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective (COM) Credit Hours: 3
Senior Year
Fall (16 credit hours)
  • PSY 4000 Field Internship and Research Project
    Credit Hours: 0
  • Free Electives Credit Hours: 4
  • Restricted Electives (BEH) Credit Hours: 6
  • Restricted Elective (Science or Technology) Credit Hours: 3
Spring (12 credit hours)
  • BEH 4560 Behaviorism and Contemporary Society
    Credit Hours: 0
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective (BEH) Credit Hours: 3
  • Social Science Elective Credit Hours: 3
Total Credits Required: 120
Restricted Electives - Behavior Analysis

Students are required to choose one course from the Behavior Analysis Science Bases list and five courses from the Behavior Analaysis Electives list.

Behavior Analysis Social Science Bases
  • PSY 2000 Lifespan Development and Psychology
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PSY 2442 Adult Development and Aging
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PSY 3441 Social Psychology
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PSY 3442 Psychology of Personality
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PSY 3531 Child Psychology
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PSY 3541 Psychology of Leadership
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PSY 3543 Psychology of the Workplace
    Credit Hours: 0
Behavior Analysis Electives
  • BEH 3550 Fieldwork in Applied Behavior Analysis
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BEH 4550 Supervised Practicum in ABA
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PSF 4551 Victim Studies and Advocacy
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PSF 4791 Critical Issues in Child Advocacy
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PSY 1461 Psychology of Adjustment and Personal Growth
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PSY 2000 Lifespan Development and Psychology
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PSY 2442 Adult Development and Aging
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PSY 2413 Research Experience
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PSY 3520 Memory
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PSY 3522 Human Cognition: Theory and Application
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PSY 3524 Sensation and Perception
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PSY 3531 Child Psychology
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PSY 3541 Psychology of Leadership
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PSY 3543 Psychology of the Workplace
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PSY 3551 Introduction to Child Advocacy
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PSY 3761 Abnormal Psychology
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PSY 4462 Clinical and Community Psychology
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PSY 4521 Animal Learning and Behavior
    Credit Hours: 0
Experiential Requirements

Graduates of this program will have the coursework necessary to fulfill the requirements of the Behavior Analysis Certification Board® for the Associate Certificate in Behavior Analysis® (BCaBA). In addition to the coursework, the BCaBA certification requires 1,000 hours of combined fieldwork and supervised practicum experience to be earned before the BCaBA examination. Students have the option of completing the supervision requirements with Florida Tech or at another institution (during the summers, or subsequent to earning the B.A. degree). Students fulfilling supervision requirements with Florida Tech will need to ensure that 12 of the credits directed toward the Restricted Elective (Behavior Analysis) degree requirements include PSY 3550 one time, and PSY 4550 three times. Because of potential limitations on placements for supervision, these students should be prepared to register for PSY 3550 and/or PSY 4550 during summer semesters.