Curriculum

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Behavior Analysis Studies (BAS)
Program of Study

The program encompasses 6 semesters (24 months). The fall, spring, and summer semesters include didactic instruction and practicum experience or a thesis project (9 credits per semester). Didactic training includes coursework related to BAS-based treatments for autism, ethics, principles of learning, and single-subject research experimentation, among others. The practicum experiences occur at clinical sites that provide BAS-based therapy or medical care for individuals with autism and foster collaboration with other healthcare professionals and students. Students complete a total of 1500 contact hours in their practica. During the second year of study, students also complete a Thesis Project in which they conduct a research project under the supervision of a BAS faculty member. This project will be conducted in a manner as to produce findings that are suitable for dissemination in a peer-reviewed journal.

Year 1

Fall Year 1 Credit Hours
ABAS 601 Basic Principles of Learning 3
ABAS 606 Record Keeping in Behavior Analysis 2
ABAS 610 Practicum of Fundamental Skills (1) 3
Total 8
Spring Year 1 Credit Hours
ABAS 603 Evidence-based Treatments for Autism 3
ABAS 604 Single-case Research Experimentation 3
ABAS 611 Practicum of Fundamental Skills (II) 3
Total 9
Summer Year 1 Credit Hours
ABAS 640 Practicum in Behavioral Assessment 3
ABAS 690 Behavioral Analysis Thesis Proposal 3
ABAS 623 School-based Consultation for Autism 3
Total 9

 

Year 2

Fall Year 2 Credit Hours
ABAS 621 Assessment and Treatment Child Behavior Disorders 3
ABAS 700 Behavior Analysis Thesis 3
ABAS 641 Practicum Autism Spectrum Disorder 3
Total 9
Spring Year 2 Credit Hours
ABAS 622 Advanced issues in Applied Behavior Analysis 3
ABAS 642 Practicum in Behavioral Disorders 3
ABAS 700 Behavior Analysis Thesis 3
Total 9
Summer Year 2 Credit Hours
ABAS 605 Special Topics in Applied Behavior Analysis: Behavioral 3
ABAS 643 Practicum in Pediatric Feeding Disorders 3
ABAS 602 Ethics in Behavior Analysis 3
*Culminating Event (student will defend thesis during this term)
Total 9

 

Program Credits

All Semesters Credit Hours
Total 53
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