Careers

Career Opportunities

The department prepares students for careers in their specialties, as well as for graduate school and professional training. Careers include work in such fields and settings as early childhood education; early childhood intervention programs; community programs for children, youth, and adults with developmental disabilities; programs for individuals with physical disabilities; delinquency, juvenile justice, and law enforcement; public health and health care; community-based and nongovernmental organizations; and behavioral consulting, management, human services, and business. Students enter graduate and professional schools in such areas as applied behavior analysis, applied developmental psychology, behavior analysis, clinical and counseling psychology, community development, gerontology, law, medicine, organizational behavior management, public health, social welfare, and special education.

Behavior Analysis Certification

The department offers a program of study that qualifies students to become Board Certified Assistant Behavior AnalystsTM. Students must pass ABSC 100, ABSC 304, and ABSC 308; obtain requisite supervised or mentored experience; complete the major; complete the KU degree; and pass a national examination. The Behavior Analysis Certification Board® has pre-approved ABSC 100, ABSC 304, and ABSC 308 for admission to the national examination. Students should meet with a BACB® advisor early in the junior year.

Contact Info

Department of Applied Behavioral Science

Dole Human Development Center
1000 Sunnyside Ave., Room 4001
Lawrence, KS 66045-7561
785-864-4840
785-864-5202
absc@ku.edu
http://www.absc.ku.edu/
Edward K. Morris, Chair
785-864-4840

Department of Applied Behavioral Science

Dole Human Development Center
1000 Sunnyside Ave., Room 4001
Lawrence, KS 66045-7561
785-864-4840
785-864-5202
absc@ku.edu
http://www.absc.ku.edu/
Claudia Dozier, Co-Undergraduate Coordinator
785-864-0526
cdozier@ku.edu
Pamela Neidert, Co-Undergraduate Coordinator
785-864-0771
pneidert@ku.edu

Department of Applied Behavioral Science

Dole Human Development Center
1000 Sunnyside Ave., Room 4001
Lawrence, KS 66045-7561
785-864-4840
785-864-5202
absc@ku.edu
http://www.absc.ku.edu/
Derek Reed, Co-Director, Graduate Program
785-864-4840
Florence DiGennaro Reed, Co-Director, Graduate Program
785-864-4840
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