BS in Psychology: Applied Behavioral Analysis

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If you enroll in the online Bachelor of Science in Psychology with an Applied Behavioral Analysis emphasis area, you will have the chance to learn about cognitive psychology, research methods, and statistics. Learn more about this Kaplan University program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

If you enroll in Kaplan University's online Bachelor of Science in Psychology with an Applied Behavioral Analysis emphasis area, you will have the opportunity to learn about different approaches to and applications of psychology. You will take classes in cognitive psychology, child and adolescent psychology, biology, and personality development. The applied behavioral analysis emphasis area provides focused instruction in working with children, practicing applied behavioral analysis, and designing and evaluating programs. You will also have the chance to learn from instruction in the core required courses, including in communications, mathematics, arts and humanities, and the sciences.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Students entering this program may benefit from previous coursework in psychology. You may also benefit from an interest in or experience in working with children. Applicants to Kaplan University's programs should have a high school diploma or GED and be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. Since the program is offered online, applicants should have access to a computer.

What Are the Course Requirements?

To earn your bachelor of science degree, you must complete 33 credits through the core requirements, 88 credits of major requirements, and 59 credits of open electives. You must earn a minimum of 180 credits to complete your program.

Bachelor of Science in Psychology with an Applied Behavioral Analysis Emphasis Area Requirements

  • Interpersonal Communications
  • Statistics
  • Psychology Program and Profession
  • Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
  • History of Psychology
  • Child and Adolescent Psychology
  • Research Methods I
  • Personality Development
  • Screening and Assessment
  • General Biology I - Human Perspectives
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Bachelor's Capstone in Psychology
  • College Composition I
  • College Composition II
  • Professional Presence
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Survey of Mathematics
    • College Algebra
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Critical Evaluation in the Humanities
    • Ethics
    • Humanities and Culture
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Discovering Science - Current Issues in a Changing World
    • General Biology I - Human Perspectives
    • Fundamentals of Microbiology
    • Science for Everyday Life
  • Choose one of the following:
    • The 1960s - Reshaping the American Dream
    • People, Power, and Politics - An Introduction to American Government
    • The Technological Revolution - A Social Scientific Approach

Applied Behavioral Analysis Requirements

  • Exceptional Needs Children
  • Applied Behavioral Analysis I
  • Applied Behavioral Analysis II
  • Program Design and Evaluation

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Students in this program may develop knowledge of the history and practice of psychology. You may also learn how to design and implement applied behavioral analysis programs. You could pursue these types of entry-level positions:

  • Childhood educator
  • Community outreach worker
  • Counselor

Advanced Degrees

This program may prepare you to seek entry-level employment or to continue your education at the graduate level. Earning a master's degree in psychology or a related area may prepare you for a broader range of careers. Here are a few graduate degrees that you could consider:

  • Master of Science in Psychology
  • Master of Science in Nursing