New students will not be accepted into the program at this time. Contact department for more information.
The major in Behavior Analysis prepares students for careers in experimental psychology, behavioral mental health, and applied behavior analysis. With a heavy focus on real world applications, scientific methodology, and practical experience, graduates of this program will learn to critically analyze the relationship between the environment and behavior, and to develop effective methods for influencing and improving socially relevant behaviors. Behavior analysts play an important role in many settings and with a variety of populations, such as therapists for those struggling with aggressive or problematic behavior, supervisors of behavioral treatment, consultants for organizational behavior change, and as researchers in both basic and applied areas.
The major contains a Verified Course Sequence by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB), which prepares students for certification as Board Certified assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA). This major requires a minimum of two semesters of practicum, which requires prerequisite courses to be completed prior to enrollment in practicum. An additional two semesters of advanced practicum are optional for those seeking additional supervised experience hours and/or certification at the assistant behavior analyst level. These additional practicum courses require a minimum grade point average in VCS courses, as well as instructor and departmental permission.
Students majoring in Behavior Analysis must complete all psychology courses, both transfer and NMU, with a grade of “C” or higher.
For department information or additional degree requirements, go to the Psychological Science department page.
For related information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/psychologists.htm
|Total Credits Required
|Required Courses in Major
|Behavior Analysis Core Courses
|ABA 100 Principles of Behavior Analysis
|ABA 205 Experimental Analysis of Behavior
|ABA 210 Research Methods in Behavior Analysis
|ABA 230 Behavior Change Procedures
|ABA 320 Conceptual Analysis of Behavior
|ABA 340 Behavior Assessment
|ABA 350 Practice and Ethics in Behavior Analysis
|ABA 460 Staff Training and Clinical Supervision
|ABA 390 Behavior Analysis Practicum I
|ABA 391 Behavior Analysis Practicum II
This major does not require a minor.
Bulletin Year: 2023 - 2024 Undergraduate Bulletin