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Psychology Programs

Enlighten yourself to the wonders of human behavior.

Your curiosity combined with your eagerness to understand will take you far. We’re just here to help you turn what you already love into a rewarding and fulfilling career.

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Behavior Analysis and Techniques Certificate 

Behavior analysts and technicians apply research-based principles to increase functional behavior in various groups, such as children with autism spectrum disorders. This certificate will train you in the theory behind applied behavior analysis and offers hands-on experience that will help prepare you to enter this fast-growing field.

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Program Highlights

  • Development of critical-thinking, research, and evaluation skills
  • Experience with data analysis, interpretation, and abstract reasoning
  • Acquisition of behavior-change skills
  • Support from the Mastodon community
  • A prestigious Purdue education



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Requirements and Curriculum Overview

Our comprehensive curriculum and diverse requirements will challenge you to go further than you ever imagined. Check out what you can expect as you advance through our program.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this certificate, students will be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  • Acquired knowledge about human development, principles of behavior change, behavioral disorders, and ethical issues related to the field of behavior analysis
  • Applied behavioral intervention skills in a supervised setting where such services are provide
  • Prepared for employment as a behavior technician