Are you fascinated by how people behave? Ever wonder why people make certain decisions? Do you enjoy helping people improve the quality of their lives? Then pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Behavior Analysis at the University of North Texas may be for you.
People with degrees in applied behavior analysis are competitive for positions in a variety of fields. These jobs generally involve working directly with client populations or helping more experienced behavior analysts with projects and research. You can be credentialed as a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst, which qualifies you to work in:
Our curriculum teaches you how behavior is affected by events in the social and physical environment, how to change behavior and improve lives. We combine theoretical and practical learning to provide an in-depth knowledge base and marketable skills.
You’ll gain practical experience through required field work or by joining ongoing application and research projects. Some projects have involved working with:
Our faculty consists of six nationally recognized experts in the field. They have published extensively in refereed journals and presented research at national conferences.
For students who live on campus and want to make a difference in their community, the College of Public Affairs and Community Service supports a Residents Engaged in Academic Living Community. The community helps enhance academic and social experiences. More information about the UNT SERVES community is at reslife.unt.edu.
Our degree program is accredited by the Association for Behavior Analysis International (550 W. Centre Ave., Portage, Mich. 49024-5364, telephone 269-492-9310). This accreditation means the program meets or exceeds strict academic standards for excellence in education.
You will complete 34 hours of formal course work, allowing you to graduate with two majors or several minors in other disciplines. The necessary course work focuses on:
Our Career Center and professional academic advisors are among the many valuable resources that are available to you at UNT. The Career Center can provide advice about internships, future employment opportunities and getting hands-on experience in your major. Academic advisors will help you plan your class schedule each semester.
We encourage you to fulfill the graduation requirements for the Recommended Program or the Distinguished Achievement Program in high school.
In your junior year, take the SAT or the ACT and have your scores sent to UNT.
In your senior year, apply for admission at www.applytexas.org by March 1 and request that your high school transcript be sent to the UNT admissions office.
Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses can count toward college credit at UNT. For details, visit www.unt.edu/credit.
If you're attending a Texas community college, you should consult our Transfer Articulation web page, the UNT Undergraduate Catalog and an academic counselor/advisor to review your degree plan. Proper planning allows you to receive the maximum amount of transfer credits.
Our Transfer Center will help you make a successful transition to college life at UNT by connecting you to a peer mentor and other campus resources. Each year, we welcome more transfer students than any other institution in the state. The center is in the University Union, Room 320. More information is at transition.unt.edu.