Courses that make the textbooks come to life!
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.
The BAT Program requires a minimum of 45 semester hours for the Masters degree, 36 of which are in required courses listed below. You may select the balance of your hours in consultation with your advisor.
|Required Classroom Courses||BAT Core||Usually Offered|
|BAT 503 (3)||Basic Behavior Analysis||Fall|
|BAT 507 (3)||Behavioral Consultation/Management||Summer|
|BAT 508 (3)||Complex Behavior Analysis||Spring|
|BAT 509A (3)||Research Designs (Single Subject)||Fall|
|BAT 509B (3)||Research Designs (Group)||Summer|
|BAT 512 (3)||Legal & Ethical Issues||Summer|
|BAT 535 (3)||Behavioral Observation Methods||Fall|
|REHB 589 / BAT 529* (3)||Radical Behaviorism I||Spring|
|REHB 589 / BAT 526* (3)||Applications of Behavior Analysis||Fall|
|BAT 594* (3)||Practicum||Spring|
|BAT 595* (9)||Internship||Fall and Spring|
|Required Individual Courses|
|BAT 593 (6)||Research||After 2nd sem.|
|BAT 599 (6)||Thesis||After 2nd sem.|
BAT 503, 508 (or co-requisite), 509A, and 535 must be successfully completed prior to enrolling in 526, 529.
BAT 503, 509A, and 535 must be successfully completed prior to enrolling in 594 (practicum).
BAT 594 (practicum) must be successfully completed prior to enrolling in 595 (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 a 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.
BCBA Coursework Hour Content Areas (5th Edition)