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CURRICULUM

The curriculum promotes knowledge of contemporary issues in the discipline both formally and informally. First, all instructors are responsible for updating their syllabi each time the course is offered with an emphasis placed on keeping content current, and how emerging findings in the field may alter the readings/discussion in the course. This activity is to some degree modulated by content changes requested by BACB approved coursework. Second, the course dedicated to Professional and Ethical Practices emphasizes current events, issues, and topics as a product of its topical area.

Coursework

  • Required Classroom Courses
    • BAT 503 (3) - Basic Behavior Analysis
    • BAT 508 (3) - Complex Behavior Analysis
    • BAT 509A (3) - Behavior Analysis Research Designs: Single-Subject Experimental Designs
    • BAT 509B (3) - Behavior Analysis Research Designs: Group Experimental Designs
    • BAT 512 (3) - Legal and Ethical Issues in Behavior Analysis
    • BAT 535 (3 ) - Behavioral Observation Methods
    • BAT 507/574 (3) - Behavioral Consultation and Management/Staff Training and Development
  • Required Individual Courses
    • BAT 594B (3) - Practicum in Behavior Analysis and Therapy
    • BAT 595 (9) - Internship in Rehabilitation
    • BAT 593/599 (6) - Research Paper or Thesis
  • Elective Courses (totaling 6 credits over any two courses)*
    • BAT 515 (3) - Behavioral Applications to Medical Problems
    • BAT 543 (3) - Child Behavior
    • BAT 545 (3) - Behavior Analysis in Developmental Disabilities
    • BAT 563 (3) - Behavioral Analysis: Community Applications
    • BAT 584 (3) - Seminar in Behavior Analysis and Therapy
    • REHB 589 (3) - Professional Seminar in Rehabilitation

*Not all elective courses will be offered. Electives will become available upon faculty discretion.*

INTERNSHIP

The student must complete satisfactorily 9 hours of REHB 595 (Internship in Rehabilitation) under the supervision of a behavior analysis and therapy faculty member. The internship is typically begun following two semesters of course work.

RESEARCH PAPER OR THESIS

The student must complete satisfactorily 3 to 6 hours of REHB 593 (Research in Rehabilitation) or REHB 599 (Thesis) under the direction of a chairperson. The chairperson is a member of the behavior analysis and therapy faculty selected by mutual agreement between the student and the faculty member. For the research paper, an additional graduate faculty member may be selected by mutual agreement between the student and the chairperson to serve as a reader. This is not required. For the thesis, a second faculty member of the behavior analysis and therapy program will be selected by mutual agreement between the student and the chairperson to serve as thesis committee member. The committee will review the thesis prior to its initiation, as a prospectus, and after its completion, in an oral defense. At the oral defense, a third graduate faculty member, selected by mutual agreement between all parties, will be added to the committee to serve as a reader.

Additional Information

On-Campus Handbook 2017-2018 

On-Campus/Hybrid Course Tracker

BCBA Coursework Hour Content Areas

BCBA Exam Pass Rates