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The B.S. in Psychology program at Albizu University, Miami campus, gives you the foundation you will need to build a career in mental health as well as the required skills and knowledge to enter graduate school. Our program integrates social, emotional, and behavioral theories with current trends in psychology and mental health. Albizu University’s multicultural approach focuses on the worth and dignity of all people, regardless of background, origin, or life circumstances.
As an undergraduate, your studies are tailored to your academic interests and goals. In addition to the General Psychology program, seven minors are available: Applied Behavior Analysis, Cross-Cultural Studies, Child Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Health Psychology, Gay and Lesbian Studies, and Case Management Studies. You will also have the opportunity to take a select number of graduate-level courses as electives, paving the way for entrance into a master’s degree program.
The B.S. in Psychology program with a minor in Applied Behavior Analysis prepares you for certification as a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA). The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® has approved the program’s curriculum as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst Examination®.
In addition to the core curriculum for B.S. in Psychology students, the required courses are required for the minor: Fundamental Principles of Behavior Analysis (EAB300), Ethical and Professional Conduct in Behavior Analysis (EAB301), Applied Behavior Analysis (EAB302), Behavior Assessment and Intervention Planning in Applied Behavior Analysis (EAB303), and Research Methods in Applied Behavior Analysis (EAB304).
Please note that in addition to the coursework, applicants will need to meet degree and practical experience requirements to apply for the examination.
Albizu University has historically provided professional training that is sensitive to cultural and ethnic issues. Following this tradition, the program familiarizes you with a variety of multicultural topics, enhancing your ability to work with diverse populations.
Courses are taught by an expert group of faculty with real-life, practical experience in various fields of psychology. The availability of day, evening, and weekend classes provides you with the flexibility and convenience you need to meet the other demands of life.
Graduates of Albizu University's B.S. in Psychology program find employment as social workers, case managers, human resource professionals, certified addiction professionals, behavioral technicians at hospitals, child life specialists, and associate behavior analysts. Some begin careers in corrections or law enforcement or apply their studies in psychology to teaching in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, working in areas with a critical shortage of teachers. Others continue their studies at the graduate level, with the advantage of an enhanced knowledge and understanding of human behavior.