Minor Coordinators: Dr. Carole Van Camp, Department of Psychology, and Dr. Terri Collins, Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, Literacy, and Special Education.
The College of Arts and Sciences and the Watson College of Education offer an interdisciplinary minor in Applied Behavior Analysis and Developmental/Intellectual Disabilities. This minor provides students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of the fundamentals of behavior analysis with an emphasis on how these principles are applied, for example, to individuals with intellectual disabilities such as autism, in schools, etc. The curriculum, reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of the field, will include coursework from the department of psychology and the special education program. Students should contact one of the Minor coordinators for more information.
Requirements for a Minor: All students must complete four required core courses (12 hrs), one required field experience course (3 hrs), a required advanced topic (3-4 hrs), and 3 hours of approved electives for a total of 21-22 hours. At least 9 hours must come from courses outside the student’s major.