Behavior Analysis Degree | Education and Human Services | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Education and Human Services


Behavior Analysis and Therapy

What is behavior analysis and what can you do with a Behavior Analysis and Therapy degree?

To put it simply, behavior analysis is the study of behavior, and you can do A LOT with a degree in this field! In this program, students learn why people do what they do and how to change behavior to help make a positive difference.

Degree Options

In Behavior Analysis and Therapy at SIU, you can receive a Master's Degree or a Ph.D. We also have an online certificate program that fulfills Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) coursework. 

Careers in Behavior Analysis and Therapy

  • Work with adults and children with autism and other developmental disabilities. In this capacity you can to teach individuals how to communicate, interact with others, succeed in school, and live independently.
  • Consult with businesses to help improve employee performance and safety or create a higher quality work environment.
  • Work with the elderly in nursing homes.
  • Work with individuals with socio/emotional disorders, anxiety, addictions, and brain injuries.
  • Work in a variety of settings such as schools, homes, clinics, community integrated living arrangements, day treatment centers, and child and family welfare agencies.
  • Work with animals as a trainer at theme parks or zoos or consult with individuals to train household pets.
  • Teach courses at a college or university.

Graduate Student Funding

SIU has a multitude of options for financial assistance. There are also funding options through Graduate Assistantships.