Applied Psychology Major: Applied Behavior Analysis Option (B.S.)

https://cps.unh.edu/online/program/bs/applied-psychology-applied-behavior-analysis-option

The Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Psychology provides an understanding of human behavior within a socio-cultural context. Students explore the variables affecting human behavior within both individual and group settings. The major positions students for either post-college employment or advanced education. The applied behavior analysis option introduces students to procedures and research in applied behavior analysis (ABA). Courses in this option cover evidence-based practices and concepts in ABA and how they are applied in professional ABA practice.

Degree Requirements

Minimum Credit Requirement: 120 credits
Minimum Residency Requirement: 30 credits must be taken at UNH
Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.0 is required for conferral*
Core Curriculum Required: General Education Program
Major, Option and Elective Requirements as indicated.
*GPA: Major and any state certification GPA requirements may be higher and are indicated in program details.
 
A minimum grade of C- is required in all Major coursework. Some programs may have higher grade requirements for Major coursework as noted in the Major requirements section below. Students are allowed a maximum of two course overlaps. Overlaps can be used between Major, Minor, and General Education requirements with only one overlap being utilized between the Major and Minor. Please note that Option requirements are considered part of the Major. Students must complete 16 upper-level credits in majors within the College of Professional Studies, Online.

General Education Program Requirements

A minimum grade of D- is required in all General Education coursework. Students are allowed a maximum of two course overlaps. Overlaps can be used between Major, Minor and General Education requirements with only one overlap being utilized between the Major and Minor.

All General Education requirements, including CRIT 602 Advanced Critical Analysis and Strategic Thinking and IDIS 601 Interdisciplinary Seminar, must be taken prior to the capstone.

ENG 420The Writing Process4
COM 460Interpersonal Communication and Group Dynamics4
COM 480Visual Communication4
CRIT 501Introduction to Critical Inquiry4
Select one of the following:4
Math for Our World
Statistics
Pre-Calculus
Knowledge of Human Behavior & Social Systems4
Knowledge of the Physical & Natural World4
Knowledge of Human Thought & Expression4
CRIT 602Advanced Critical Analysis and Strategic Thinking4
IDIS 601Interdisciplinary Seminar4
Total Credits40

Writing Program Requirements

All bachelor's degree candidates are required to complete four writing intensive courses as part of the University Writing Program Requirements as follows:

The Writing Process
One Writing Intensive course in the Major
One Writing Intensive course at the 600-level or above
One Additional Writing Intensive Course

Writing Intensive courses are identified with the label "Writing Intensive Course" in the "Attributes" section of the course description and/or a W following the course number.

Major Requirements

Prior to capstone enrollment, students are expected to complete the majority of their required major courses along with CRIT 602 Advanced Critical Analysis and Strategic Thinking and IDIS 601 Interdisciplinary Seminar. Students should consult with their advisor regarding specific major courses that may be completed with their capstone. Academic Advisor approval is required for registration to be processed.

Major in Applied Psychology
Foundation Courses
PSY 410Introduction to Psychology4
PSY 470Child Development4
or PSY 525 Human Development
PSY 530Social Psychology4
or SOSC 602 Men and Women in Cross-Cultural Perspectives
or SOCI 601 Society and the Individual
MTH 504Statistics4
Intermediate Courses
PSY 602Theories of Personality4
or PSY 685 Principles of Psychopathology
IDIS 560Research Methods in the Behavioral Sciences4
Major Electives
Select one of the following:4
Internship in Behavioral Science
Juvenile Justice
Organizational Behavior
Social Psychology
Theories of Personality
Crisis Intervention
Educational Psychology
Psychology of Adulthood
Psychology of Occupational Stress
Counseling Theories
Principles of Assessment
Principles of Psychopathology
Language Acquisition
Child Abuse and Neglect
Men and Women in Cross-Cultural Perspectives
Advanced Courses
PSY 725Cognitive Psychology4
PSY 740Biopsychology4
Option in Applied Behavior Analysis
PSY 550Fundamentals of Applied Behavior Analysis4
PSY 620Behavioral Assessments and Interventions in Applied Behavior Analysis I4
PSY 660Ethics in Applied Behavior Analysis4
PSY 720Behavioral Assessments and Interventions in Applied Behavior Analysis II4
Integrative Capstone
PSY 795Integrative Capstone: Internship in Applied Psychology4
or PSY 797 Integrative Capstone: Project in Applied Psychology
Total Credits56

Electives

Open electives are courses students will need to take in addition to their general education and major requirements in order to satisfy the remaining credit totals for their programs. Open electives are defined as any credit course offered by the College not already included in the student's general education, major, option or minor. Students will need 120 credits total to graduate with a bachelor's degree from the Online Division of the College of Professional Studies.

This degree plan is a sample and does not reflect the impact of transfer credit or current course offerings. UNH CPS Online undergraduate students should develop individual academic plans with their academic advisor during their first year at UNH.

Sample Course Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
ENG 420 The Writing Process 4
PSY 410 Introduction to Psychology 4
General Education Course 4
Elective 4
 Credits16
Spring
COM 460 Interpersonal Communication and Group Dynamics 4
CRIT 501 Introduction to Critical Inquiry 4
MTH 402
Math for Our World
or Statistics
or Pre-Calculus
4
PSY 470
Child Development
or Human Development
4
 Credits16
Second Year
Fall
COM 480 Visual Communication 4
PSY 530
Social Psychology
or Men and Women in Cross-Cultural Perspectives
or Society and the Individual
4
MTH 504 Statistics 4
General Education Course 4
 Credits16
Spring
IDIS 560 Research Methods in the Behavioral Sciences 4
PSY 602
Theories of Personality
or Principles of Psychopathology
4
General Education Course 4
Elective 4
 Credits16
Third Year
Fall
CRIT 602 Advanced Critical Analysis and Strategic Thinking 4
PSY 550 Fundamentals of Applied Behavior Analysis 4
PSY 725 Cognitive Psychology 4
Elective 4
 Credits16
Spring
PSY 620 Behavioral Assessments and Interventions in Applied Behavior Analysis I 4
PSY 660 Ethics in Applied Behavior Analysis 4
Major Elective 4
Elective 4
 Credits16
Fourth Year
Fall
IDIS 601 Interdisciplinary Seminar 4
PSY 720 Behavioral Assessments and Interventions in Applied Behavior Analysis II 4
PSY 740 Biopsychology 4
Elective 4
 Credits16
Spring
PSY 797
Integrative Capstone: Project in Applied Psychology
or Integrative Capstone: Internship in Applied Psychology
4
Elective 4
 Credits8
 Total Credits120
  • Differentiate and critically analyze biological, developmental, cognitive, and sociocultural theories that provide an understanding of behavior and communicate this knowledge effectively.
  • Use computer technology, as well as quantitative and scientific reasoning, to function as informed consumers of psychological research.
  • Apply ethical principles that guide and inform the conduct of research and clinical practice.
  • Develop strategies to implement behavioral methods and assessments with individuals to change behavior and increase socially significant behaviors.