Terence served as a merchant seaman after World War II, as well as an aircraft and engine mechanic at Kimpo Air Force Base, Korea, until 1952. In 1966, Terence earned a master of science degree in applied mathematics from Florida Institute of Technology. As a graduate student, he developed and taught courses in linear algebra, matrices, and mathematics for managers.
Murdock was featured in Florida Tech’s 60th Anniversary special edition book, “60 for 60: Celebrating Sixty Years of Alumni at Florida Institute of Technology.” Copies are available for purchase here.
Among the earliest students of Brevard Engineering College (BEC), the precursor of Florida Tech, Al earned his master’s degree in 1964 and also served as an undergraduate teacher.
Prior to Al’s enrollment at BEC, he joined RCA as a junior mathematician—even though his undergraduate degree was in social sciences, which he earned at the University of the Philippines while serving in Air Force intelligence. He soon learned senior scientists working at Cape Canaveral were setting up an engineering college offering graduate courses in the evening, and he enrolled in the applied mathematics master’s degree program in the fall of 1960. At the invitation of Ray Work, acting dean of BEC, Al also taught a general college chemistry course at what was to become Florida Tech. He then went on to earn his doctorate in political science from George Washington University in 1970.
Dr. Kaltman was featured in Florida Tech’s 60th Anniversary special edition book, “60 for 60: Celebrating Sixty Years of Alumni at Florida Institute of Technology.” Copies are available for purchase here.
First Black Professional in the U.S. Space Program
Inducted to the Hall of Fame in: 2018
Before the Civil Rights Act made equal employment opportunity the law, Julius was making history in 1956 as the first black professional in the U.S. space program. It seems only natural that he would go on to integrate Florida Tech just a few years later.
Montgomery was featured in Florida Tech’s 60th Anniversary special edition book, “60 for 60: Celebrating Sixty Years of Alumni at Florida Institute of Technology.” Copies are available for purchase here.
Reagan DuBose, Jr., AS 1961, BS 1963 was the first graduate of Brevard Engineering College, carved a path for all the students who came after him at Florida Institute of Technology. A native of Dallas, Texas, he was able to transfer credits from Rice Institute in Houston and graduate with an associate of science in 1961, completing his coursework in only five semesters.
DuBose was featured in Florida Tech’s 60th Anniversary special edition book, “60 for 60: Celebrating Sixty Years of Alumni at Florida Institute of Technology.” Copies are available for purchase here.
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 the application for graduate study in behavior analysis.
Candidates for a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis must successfully complete 120 credit hours as indicated in the curriculum below.
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.