Minor in Behavior Analysis

Behavior analysis explores principles of learning and the way that the environment influences behavior. Behavior analysts study human and nonhuman behavior to address socially significant issues, such as: health promotion, substance abuse treatment, education, animal training, employee performance and workplace safety, and the intensive treatment of pervasive developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders.

The UAA Department of Psychology offers an Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI®) verified coursework sequence. This verified coursework sequence, combined with hands-on supervised experience in the field and the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® (BCABA®) exam, lead to professional certification. This minor also prepares students who seek to find employment in agencies that provide behavior-analytic services or those who seek graduate education in behavior analysis or experimental psychology.

Students majoring in another subject who wish to minor in behavior analysis must complete the following requirements:

PSY A200Introduction to Behavior Analysis3
PSY A400Strategies of Behavior Change3
PSY A495APsychology Practicum3
Complete a minimum of 9 credits from the following:9
Behavioral Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder
Interventions for Challenging Behavior
Organizational Behavior Management
Applications of Behavior Analysis

A minimum of 18 credits is required for the minor.