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Certificate in Behavior Modification

Pictured | Abigail Kowalski | Psychology / Minor in Criminal Justice | South Bend, Indiana (hometown)


Certificate in Behavior Modification

The courses in this curriculum provide a foundation in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), a technique frequently used to work with children and adults with behavior issues, ranging from autism to ADHD to conduct disorders. It is also widely used in schools, health settings, and in business management. This IU Certificate in Behavior Modification does not cover the Behavior Analyst Certification Board course requirements towards Board certification.

All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated.


Admission Requirements

­Admission requirements include 26 credit hours of college-level work with a 2.2 grade point average, proficiency levels of English and mathematics (defined as a grade of C or better in ENG-W 131 Reading, Writing, and Inquiry I and MATH-M 111 Mathematics in the World or equivalent), and a grade of C or better in PSY-P 103 General Psychology or PSY-P 106 General Psychology–Honors. Students must apply for admission by completing a Behavior Modification Certificate Enrollment Form and meeting with the program director (department chair unless specified otherwise).


Academic Standards
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Students must earn a grade of C or higher in any course for which he or she seeks credit within the certificate program. After successfully completing all coursework, students must submit a portfolio documenting their performance in each class to the Behavior Modification Certificate coordinator (the department chair unless specified otherwise).


Transfer Credit Hours
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Students may transfer credit hours for PSY-P 324 Abnormal Psychology, but other courses must be completed at IU South Bend.


Certificate Requirements (12 cr.)
  • PSY-P 241 Functional Analysis of Behavior 1
  • PSY-P 324 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY-P 325 The Psychology of Learning
  • PSY-P 430 Behavior Modification

Academic Bulletins

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2017-2018 Campus Bulletin
2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

Please be aware that the PDF is formatted from the webpages; some pages may be out of order.