Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) (21 credits)
The ABA classes are taught in a seven course sequence and are based on the 5th Edition Task List of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. The Association for Behavior Analysis International has verified our courses toward the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® examination. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination.
|Basic Principles of Behavior Analysis||18:820:513||3|
|Introduction to Analysis and Single Case Design||18:820:512||3|
|Ethics for Behavior Analysts||18:820:521||3|
|Applications of Behavior Analytic Principles: Changing Behavior||18:820:514||3|
|Applications of Behavior Analytic Principles: Functional Assessment and Treatment Development||18:820:516||3|
|Advanced Topics in Behavior Analysis: Teaching Children with Autism and Related Disorders||18:820:517||3|
|Personnel Supervision and Management in Applied Behavior Analysis||18:820:522||3|
BA/MAP Combined Program Description
The BA/MAP combined program allows undergraduate students to take a minimum of 6 credits during their senior year of undergraduate studies. Students interested in pursuing an advanced career in psychology or obtaining a doctorate in psychology in the future can apply to the combined program during their junior year, and can obtain their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in five years total.
The bachelor degree in psychology provides basic, foundational instruction in various content areas of psychological science. Students graduating with an undergraduate degree in psychology from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, have many different aspirations and follow varied career paths after graduation. The curriculum allows students flexibility in choosing the trajectory and intensity of the psychological training they will receive. The aim is two-fold, first to prepare students for graduate professional training in neurobiology, cognitive, social, or clinical psychology or a closely related disciplines, and secondly to equip all of the students with the basic concepts and skills in psychology appropriate to match the ever-changing demands of their fast-paced world.
The 42-credit Master of Applied Psychology (MAP) offers instruction in foundation knowledge of the scientific basis of psychology and education and training in applied areas of psychology. The program embraces the mission of the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) by offering instruction that has an emphasis on civic and global citizenship, social justice and cultural diversity. This course of study provides students with knowledge needed to understand individual and collective behaviors; develop quantitative and qualitative statistical analysis and research design needed to analyze the corresponding physical and environmental contributors to human behavior; and a beginning understanding of the analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders. Students admitted into the BA/MAP program will matriculate into the General Track, but can apply to enter the Applied Behavioral Analysis, Addiction Counselor Training (ACT), or Alcohol Studies.
The BA/MAP program will allow students to 1) accelerate their training through advanced standing; 2) receive graduate-level training with options for specialization in certificate programs such as Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) and eligibility to pursue the licensure level known as the Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) and Applied Behavior Analysis; 3) receive curricular instruction, practicum and applied research experience needed to be prepared for competitive admission criteria for doctoral level studies; and 4) reduce the cost of their graduate education.
Application Deadline: Students may apply in the junior year or equivalent credits. Students will apply via the grad portal. There are rolling admissions into the MAP program, and students are encouraged to apply before the end of the junior academic year.
Major: Psychology (in progress undergraduate students).
Minimum GPA: At the completion of 90 credits, typically the end of the junior year, the student will have a minimum of a 3.O GPA.
Prerequisite Courses Required: General Psychology (01:830:101), Statistics (01:830:200 or 01:830:400), one psychology elective (any 300 level or above SAS Psychology Elective).
Two letters of recommendation
Ultimate admissions decisions will be made by GSAPP in consultation with the JPOC.
There is no guaranteed number of seats reserved for SAS students.
Students admitted to the GSAPP MAP program must maintain a GPA of 3.0 for the remainder of their bachelor’s degree or forfeit their seat in the MAP program.
Students who are denied admissions to joint degree program may apply again for the MAP program as part of the general applicant pool observing the admissions deadline in the year prior to their intended fall of matriculation in the GSAPP.
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