Autism Behavioral Studies Major
The B.S. in Autism Behavioral Studies is designed to meet the growing need for qualified, highly trained providers of autism services and treatment. This program includes a strong focus in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and behavioral techniques, biological reasons for autism, the neurophysiology of the brain, principles of learning, navigating medical services, managing the population of individuals with autism, health policy in autism, coping with the stress of a child or family member with autism, coping methods for providers of autism services, long-term care, ancillary services and other related topics.
With a bachelor's degree in Autism Behavioral Studies, completion of the required coursework and field hours, and successfully passing the BCaBA exam, students will obtain national certification as Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBA), essentially graduating with a highly marketable credential to work in any area of the United States.
The demand for quality health professionals is on the rise. Building upon our existing expertise in this sector, Saint Joseph's University has created a School of Health Studies and Education, which will officially open in the Fall of 2019. Over 40 existing undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs, including this one, will be housed in this school.