Degree or Program Details

Psychology/Behavior Analysis Major

This major is for students who wish either to enter graduate school in behavioral psychology or to improve the probability of gaining employment in areas related to psychologically oriented human services: e.g., as a classroom consultant or a program director in a group home for delinquent adolescents, halfway home for persons with mental illnesses or home for persons who are developmentally disabled. This option particularly stresses applied behavior analysis and behavioral assessment. This major requires two semesters of community placement, which requires instructor and departmental permission and is heavily supervised.

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Total Credits Required for Degree 130

Liberal Studies 30-40
Health Promotion Requirements 2

Required Courses in Major 44
     PY 211 Learning (4 cr.)
     PY 455 Psychopathology (4 cr.)
MA 171 may be taken to meet this requirement, but will not be counted as PY credit hours. 

Other Required Course* 4
     CS 120 Computer Science I (4 cr.) [V]

Human Services Group Minor 24

*Computer competence is required. Students satisfy this requirement by completing these courses or equivalent with a grade of “C-” or higher. The requirement can be waived by demonstrating equal levels of competence to the Psychology Department. Adviser must submit waiver in writing to the Registrar's Office.