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Applied Behavior Analysis Minor

Midland offers a unique opportunity to minor in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), a rapidly growing psychology specialty. ABA uses the scientific approach to discover environmental variables that influence behavior. Procedures derived from the principles of behavior are applied systematically to improve socially significant behavior.

Behavior analysts work with individuals with autism or other developmental disabilities, children with behavioral difficulties, adolescents with mental health concerns, and other areas where changing problem behavior is important.

The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc. (BACB) has approved MU’s course sequence as meeting the coursework requirement for taking the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) examination. MU is one of the few colleges in the nation and the only one in Nebraska to provide this exceptional undergraduate preparation for those seeking national certification as a BCaBA or graduate study in behavior analysis.

Students accepted into the ABA minor have an extraordinary opportunity to complete a yearlong internship at the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders or Autism Care for Toddlers Clinic through the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. These students help conduct research and deliver treatment in the Early Intervention Program, the Severe Behavior Disorders Clinic, and the Feeding Disorders Program under the supervision of nationally recognized experts in the field.

Curriculum

A full list of Midland University courses and credit information can be found in the Academic Catalog.

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