Certificate - Behavior Analysis

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If the notion of working as a behavioral specialist in the corrections, education, criminal justice, or behavioral health fields fascinates you, then you might wish to culminate your educational studies with a credential such as Saint Joseph's University's Post-Master's Behavior Analysis Certificate. To learn more information about the program, read on.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

This is a post-graduate Behavior Analysis Certificate program designed for students expressing a desire to pursue career advancement and provide support in managing a variety of behaviors in the autistic, behavioral health, addiction, and corrections fields. The interdisciplinary design of the online Post-Master's Behavior Analysis program from Saint Joseph's University aligns with the coursework requirements for taking the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BACB) Examination.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you have an interest in providing services for children through the juvenile justice or school systems, or in assessing the reasons for the commission of unlawful acts, the online Post-Master's Behavior Analysis Certificate can offer you a unique program that will prepare you for success. Applicants to Saint Joseph's University's programs should have earned a master's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

You will need a total of 18 credits in order to receive your Post-Master's Behavior Analysis Certificate. The majority of your coursework will be in the Behavior Analysis specialization, while the remaining 3 credits will be earned through the selection of one elective course.

Post-Master's Behavior Analysis Certificate Course Requirements (15 credits)

Course Code Course Name
CRJ 622 Basic Principles of Behavior Analysis
CRJ 623 Applied Behavior Analysis
CRJ 624 Behavior Analysis: Consultation
CRJ 625 Behavioral Development
CRJ 626 Clinical Behavior Analysis
Choose one of the following electives:
CRJ 550 Research Methods
CRJ 560 Criminology Theory
CRJ 570 Professional Writing for Law Enforcement
CRJ 637 Forensic Financial Analysis
CRJ 607 Multiculturalism and Diversity in Criminal Justice
CRJ 616 Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
CRJ 640 Terrorism: Threats and Strategy
CRJ 641 Homeland Security
CRJ 645 Sociology of Disasters
CRJ 656 Criminal Justice System
CRJ 646 Risk Assessment

What Can I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

The acquisition of your Post-Master's Behavioral Analysis Certificate can give you the confidence to pursue your career goals. Some of the career opportunities that you may find available to you are:

  • Human Services Professional
  • Social Worker
  • Behavior Analyst or Manager
  • Parole Officer
  • Probation Officer