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Bachelor of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis

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 CREDITS
ASC 1000 University Experience 1
COM 1101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
EDS 1031   Survey of Science 1: Physical Science 3
MTH 1701   College Algebra 3
PSY 1400 Freshman Seminar 1
PSY 1411   Introduction to Psychology 3
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SPRING CREDITS
COM 1102 Writing About Literature 3
CSE 1301 Introduction to Computer Applications (CL) 3
EDS 1032   Survey of Science 2: Life Science 3
   Free Elective 3
   Humanities Elective 3
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Sophomore Year

FALL CREDITS
COM 3070 Professional Communication for Executives 3
HUM 2051 Civilization 1 3
PSY 2512   Psychology Research Methods and Statistics 1 4
PSY 2800   Introduction to Behavior Analysis 3
   Restricted Elective (foreign language)* 3
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SPRING CREDITS
BEH 3465 Applied Behavior Analysis 3
PSY 3421   Psychology of Learning and Motivation 3
PSY 3531   Child Psychology 3
   Restricted Elective (foreign language)* 3
   Social Science Elective* 3
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Junior Year

FALL CREDITS
BEH 3014 Ethical and Professional Conduct in Behavior Analysis 1
BEH 3466 Behavior Change Techniques 3
BEH 3550 Fieldwork in Applied Behavior Analysis 3
PSY 3423   Physiological Psychology 3
   Humanities Core Course** 3
   Restricted Elective (COM) 3
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SPRING CREDITS
BEH 3550 Fieldwork in Applied Behavior Analysis 3
BEH 4025 Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism Interventions 3
PSY 4512   Personal and Professional Development 3
PSY 4514   Research Methods and Statistics 2 4
   Restricted Elective (COM) 3
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SUMMER CREDITS
BEH 3550 Fieldwork in Applied Behavior Analysis 3
BEH 4550 Supervised Practicum in ABA 3
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Senior Year

FALL CREDITS
PSY 3761 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY 4000 Field Internship and Research Project 3
   Free Electives 4
   Restricted Elective (science) 3
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SPRING CREDITS
BEH 4550 Supervised Practicum in ABA 3
BEH 4560 Behaviorism and Contemporary Society 3
   Social Science Elective 3
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TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 120

*The Restricted Elective (foreign language) requires two semesters of a foreign language other than a student's home language. Restricted Elective (COM) may be satisfied by any COM 2000-level or above, foreign language or linguistics course. No courses with the prefix PSY or PSF, other than PSY 2444, can be used as the Social Science Elective. Humanities and social science electives must be at the 2000-level or above. Restricted Elective (science) may be any science course.

**Humanities Core Courses
HUM 2052 Civilization 2: Renaissance Through Modern
HUM 2142 World Art History 2: Early Modern to Post-Colonial  
HUM 2212   British and American Literature 1  
HUM 2213 British and American Literature 2  
HUM 2331   American History: Pre-Columbian to Civil War Era  
HUM 2332   American History: From Reconstruction to the Present  

Not all humanities core courses are offered online or every term; check for current humanities core options.  

Experiential Requirements

Because graduates of the program will also fulfill the requirements of the Behavior Analysis Certification Board for the Associate Certificate in Behavior Analysis (BCaBA), 1,000 hours of combined fieldwork and supervised practicum experience must be earned during the program.  Typically, students will be engaged in supervised fieldwork or practicum continuously once they enter the fall semester of the junior year. Because of potential limitations on placements for supervision, students should be prepared to register for supervised field placements during the summer semester before the senior year.