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  Sep 22, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Applied Behavior Analysis, B.A.


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


Spring (15 credit hours)


Sophomore Year


Spring (15 credit hours)


Junior Year


Fall (16 credit hours)


Senior Year


Fall (16 credit hours)


Spring (12 credit hours)


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.

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.