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  Sep 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Psychology, Behavior Analysis Concentration, Combined B.S.& M.S.


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SPECIAL APPLICATION PROCESS REQUIRED

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General Education Requirements


Competencies

Competencies must be completed within the student’s first 30 credits.

Basic College Mathematics

Reading Comprehension

General Education Categories (34-35 credits total)

FYS, W-I, and OC courses must be completed within the student’s first 30 credits. Courses used to satisfy the general education requirements of the university must be taken from a minimum of six different academic disciplines. First Year Seminar and Level I Written Communications courses are exempt from this restriction.  Courses may not be used to fulfill both major discipline and general education requirements.

FYS

First Year Seminar (Required of all freshmen and transfers with fewer than 15 transfer credits) 3 credits

W-I

Written Communication Level I 3 credits

OC

Oral Communication 3 credits
PGR Personal Growth and Responsibility 3 credits
CEA Creative Expression and Appreciation 3 credits
HP The Human Past 3 credits
CS Contemporary Society 3 credits
WC World Cultures 3 credits
#SR Scientific Reasoning Laboratory Course 4 credits
Any Scientific Reasoning Course 3-4 credits
QR Quantitative Reasoning 3 credits

  Written Communication (Level II and Level III)

Courses taken for Written Communication Level II and III may be used to satisfy requirements anywhere else in a student’s program of study where they may apply.  Credits will be counted in the area where they apply.

W-II Written Communication - Level II
W-III Written Communication - Level III

# Scientific Reasoning General Education category courses do not have to be a sequence or be from the same discipline.

 

Required Support Courses (16-19 credits)


Courses In Major (53 credits total)


Level 2 (20 credits)


Level 3 (6 credits)


Required graduate courses:

  • PSY725 Applied Behavior Analysis I
  • PSY726 Applied Behavior Analysis II

Level 4 (18 credits)


Required graduate courses (9 credits):

  • PSY715 Behavioral Principles
  • PSY825 Behavioral Assessment
  • PSY830 Small N Research Design

Choose Behavior Analysis Research or Practicum
Option (6 credits), completed over two to three semesters:

  • PSY875/876 Directed Study (2 semesters)
  • PSY910/911/912 ABA Practicum (3 semesters)

Choose one graduate research/quantitative methods course (3 credits):

  • PSY700 Research Methods in Psychology
  • PSY786 Statistics and Analysis for I/O Psychology

 

Free Electives (7-11 credits)


Additional free elective credits beyond the credits listed above may be required based on
the use of su000rt courses to satisfy General Education Category requirements

5th Year Master of Science Courses (16.5-19.5 credits)


The courses listed below are taken after the baccalaureate portion of the combined degree program has been completed.  Students must have completed all requirements for the baccalaureate portion of the program prior to proceeding into their fifth year coursework.

Required graduate courses (13.5 credits)

  • PSY727  Exam Prep
  • PSY817  Experimental Analysis of Behavior
  • PSY842  Conceptual Issues in Behavior Analysis
  • PSY__  Graduate three credit psychology elective
  • PSY840 Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues in Applied Behavior Analysis

Choose Master’s Thesis or Master’s Project (3-6 credits)

  • PSY899/999 Thesis I/Thesis II (2 semesters) 3-6 credits
  • PSY876 Directed Study Master’s Project 3 credits

 

 

Additional Information and Notes


♥        Students may choose to use support courses to satisfy general education categories, but may not be required to do so.  Note:  If a course is used to satisfy two or more requirements (for example, a support course and Scientific Reasoning requirement), the credits are counted in only one place.  Using a course to satisfy more than one requirement does not reduce the credit total required for graduation.  

♣        Courses used to satisfy the general education requirements of the university must be taken from a minimum of six different academic disciplines.  First Year Seminar and Level I Written Communications courses are exempt from this restriction.  Courses may not be used to fulfill both major discipline and general education requirements.

#        These Scientific Reasoning General Education Category courses do not have to be a sequence or be from the same discipline.

‡        Level II and Level III Written Communications Courses may be used to satisfy requirements anywhere else in a student’s program of study where they may apply.  The credits are counted only in one area. 

†       Because of the overlap in content, students who receive credit for PSY 218 will not receive credit for PSY 251 or PSY 252, students who receive credit for PSY 251 or PSY 252, will not receive credit for PSY 218.

¶       Any BIO, CHE, CSC, GLS, MAT, or PHS course.

        MAT108 Finite Mathematics Recommended

Total Credits for Graduation: 120 (Baccalaureate Level)


Total Credits for Graduation Overall: 136.5-139.5


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