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BS in Psychology - Applied Behavior Analysis

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology in Applied Behavior Analysis offered at Purdue University Global is intended to prepare students for careers helping others with social problems and relationship issues. Read more and learn the details about this online bachelor's degree in Applied Behavior Analysis.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Psychology in Applied Behavior Analysis

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

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Program Prerequisites:

Students who enjoy helping others might find this psychology program to be a good match. Applicants to Purdue University Global need a high school diploma or its equivalent; some programs might have additional requirements for admission.

Program Description:

Purdue Global's Bachelor of Science in Psychology in Applied Behavior Analysis is designed to prepare students to work with adults and children with a variety of behavioral and mental issues. Course topics might include how people think and learn, along with ways to intervene with negative behaviors. An internship to gain real-world experience is optional. Graduates of this program who have met specific field experience requirements may be eligible to sit for the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst exam.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

180 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Purdue University Global's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Bachelor of Science in Psychology in Applied Behavior Analysis:

To earn this bachelor's degree, students complete core and major requirements, along with several electives. At least 180 quarter credits hours must be successfully completed. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Purdue University Global for the most accurate information before enrolling.

Core Courses (33 credits)

  • College Composition I
  • College Composition II
  • Professionalism - Theory and Practice in the Global Workplace
  • Students choose one:
    • Survey of Mathematics
    • College Algebra
  • Students choose one:
    • Arts and Humanities - Modern Creative Expressions
    • Ethics
    • Humanities and Culture
  • Students choose one:
    • Discovering Science
    • General Biology I
    • Fundamental of Microbiology
    • Fundamentals of Science
  • Students choose one:
    • The 1960s - Reshaping the American Dream
    • People, Power, and Politics - An Introduction to American Government
    • The Technological Revolution - A Social Scientific Approach

Major Courses (117 credits)

  • Interpersonal Communications
  • Human Behavior and the Environment
  • Survey of Social Problems
  • Statistics
  • Psychology Program and Profession
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • History of Psychology
  • Neuroscience
  • Child and Adolescent Psychology
  • Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders in Young Children
  • Research Methods
  • Personality Development
  • Exceptional Needs Children
  • Applied Behavior Analysis I
  • Applied Behavior Analysis II
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Targeted Topics in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Screening and Assessment
  • Program Design and Evaluation
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Bachelor's Capstone in Applied Behavior Analysis

Electives Courses (30 credits)

  • 30 credits of open electives

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Psychology in Applied Behavior Analysis program may choose to pursue a master's degree in order to prepare for advanced positions or increase their knowledge of psychology principles. Possible degree programs include:

  • Master of Science in Psychology
  • Master of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Addictions
  • Master of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Master of Science in Human Services

Career Paths:

This Bachelor of Science in Psychology in Applied Behavior Analysis program is intended to prepare graduates for jobs in support, assistant, and technician roles. This program could also help students get ready for certification exams. Various state requirements may need to be considered.

Positions that graduates might pursue include the following:

  • Assistant applied behavior analyst
  • Applied behavior support specialist
  • Behavioral applied behavior analysis technician

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