B.S. in Psychology | Minor in ABA Practicum Requirements
In collaboration with the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, MSC offers opportunities for practicum training. Practicum is a type of university course designed to provide prospective clinicians with the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge, and gain experience in a specific field of study, under the supervision of a licensed/certified professional. Most graduate (and some undergraduate) programs in the Human Services fields offer practicum opportunities to students as part of their curriculum.
The Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences offers three consecutive semesters of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) practica options as electives for students enrolled in the B.S. in Psychology program with an ABA or advanced ABA specialty track. Students enrolled in the program who are interested in pursuing practicum must successfully complete PSYC 3330 as a pre-requisite. Each practicum semester extends over 16 weeks, during which students must complete 15 hours a week at the Mailman Segal Center for Human Development. During practica, students will be responsible for receiving weekly supervision from a Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®) for a minimum of 10% of their weekly time. Practicum students will also be responsible for completing course assignments and attending group supervision once a week provided by their practicum instructor. Students entering practicum training may find it necessary to make special arrangements with their employer, including taking a leave of absence, to fulfill this requirement. Students will need to arrange their schedules to complete this degree requirement.