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Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Build career skills with a BS in Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis

A degree is great to have – and so are the skills that can help you build your career. At Capella, you’re pursuing both. We’ll help you keep that career focus as you earn your degree: explore how the skills in this program relate to your professional goals.

Track and build your skills in applied behavior analysis

As a specialization of our BS in Psychology, our applied behavior analysis offering provides a variety of courses that can help you develop career skills. So how do you know which courses are best for your professional growth? Start by setting goals. Make a list of skills that can help you reach your goal and identify any knowledge gaps you may have. Then look for the courses that can help you gain those skills or build on your knowledge. To stay current with the latest industry trends, you can track progress of your new skills and practice regularly. Our Career Development Center can help you with your resume and job search as you learn each new skill.

Develop professional traits that can help you pursue your career

Cultivating professional traits is another means to stand out in the workplace. For the BS in Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis specialization, we focus on helping you to be:

  • A creative problem-solver
  • An effective communicator
  • Compassionate
  • Culturally sensitive
  • Detail oriented
  • Empathetic
  • Information literate
  • Organized

Applied behavior analysis career skills taught in our BS in Psychology program

As a student in this program, you’ll learn how to interpret research studies in applied behavior analysis, identify behavioral problems through assessment, select targeted behaviors for change and develop intervention plans.

Direct intervention skills

  • Assess and treat individuals in need of behavior change by developing and implementing intervention plans and collecting and analyzing data
  • Communicate effectively with individuals, families and other professionals to explain complex concepts clearly and concisely, and to build and maintain relationships with others
  • Understand and empathize with individuals and their families
  • Identify and solve problems that may arise during therapy

Supervision and support skills

  • Provide clear and concise feedback, model effective teaching and intervention strategies and help others to develop their own clinical skills
  • Manage time and resources effectively and keep accurate records to ensure that supervisees receive the support they need and to track client progress
  • Be compassionate and empathetic to build trust and rapport and to create a supportive learning environment

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