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 practicum, which requires instructor and departmental permission and is heavily supervised.
Students majoring in psychology/behavior analysis must complete all psychology courses, both transfer and NMU, with a grade of “C-” or higher.
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- Total Credits Required for Degree120
- General Education30-40
- Required Courses in Major44
- PY 211 Learning (4 cr.)
- PY 361 Ethics for Behavior Analysts (4 cr.) or
- 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
- Human Services Group Minor24
*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 Psychological Science Department. Advisor must submit waiver in writing to the Registrar's Office.