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Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Applied Behavior Analysis (Online)

When your friends need advice or a sympathetic ear, they turn to you. You’ve always had an interest and insight into human behavior. Learn more about yourself and how to help others with a psychology degree from Post University. In this program, you will gain a solid foundation in the fundamentals of psychology and explore various sub-fields to prepare for fulfilling psychology jobs, such as group home worker, case manager, mental health technician or paraprofessional. Many of our graduates go on to pursue their master’s degree at Post University to further advance their careers in counseling, research, education or business settings.

Program Highlights

As a student in this program, you will develop strong academic and social skills, including critical thinking, collaboration, oral and written expression, interpersonal effectiveness, and social maturity. You will also learn to analytically review psychological literature and apply theory to practice by conducting your psychological research projects. Coursework emphasizes:

  • Personality and psychopathology
  • Child and adolescent development
  • The relationship between the nervous system and behavior
  • Societal and cultural influence on human interaction
  • The relationship between psychology and the law

Our faculty of professionals brings years of experience in the psychology field into the classroom, giving you the edge of practical and applicable learning. By adding an internship to your academic experience, in a human services agency, school setting, or research university, you may gain valuable hands-on experience to better prepare for the real world.

At Post University, we go the extra mile to help our students succeed. We keep our class sizes small to allow for individualized attention from your instructors and assign you a personal academic advisor the moment you enroll. They will be there to support you every step of the way, whether you take our on-campus or online psychology courses.

This concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is ideal for students who want to pursue careers as behavior analysts in educational and clinical settings. Coursework includes Child Development (PSY201), Educational Psychology (PSY260), Fundamentals of Applied Behavior Analysis (PSY321) and Advanced Concepts in Applied Behavior Analysis (PSY412). Coursework in child development and educational psychology provides critical background knowledge for real world applications of ABA, as many behavior analysts work with children in educational settings. PSY321 provides an introduction to the science of ABA and focuses on the application of learning theory principles to drive behavior change. PSY412 is an advanced course in ABA, focusing on roles and responsibilities of a behavior analyst including functional behavior assessment, behavior data collection and analysis, as well as analysis of ethical issues in complex clinical cases. Together, these courses provide a solid foundation for students to pursue graduate study and/or careers in ABA.

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