Applied Behavior Analysis
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the science of learning and behavior used in order to solve socially significant problems (to influence changes in behavior that are meaningful to individuals and those around them).
Applied Behavior Analysis Program
An Ideal Place to Learn
All classes taught by professors, none by teaching assistants
Students from 29 states and 21 countries
Garifalia Toran, BCBA, LABAAdjunct Faculty, Psychology
Laura Wilhelm, BCBA, LABAAdjunct Faculty
Learn the Skills Employers Seek
The Assumption curriculum encourages scholarly and real-world experience. With hands-on research conducted alongside faculty mentors, students gain a depth of knowledge and skills that lead to professional success and personal fulfillment.
At Assumption University, the world is your classroom. Students can study and explore abroad in over 50 places from Vienna to England, South Africa, and even our own campus in historic, yet modern, Rome, Italy. Assumption’s study abroad program offers culture, history, and a living classroom for all.
Assumption starts planning for your future the day you arrive on campus. Our Career Development Center helps students secure exciting and fulfilling internships where you’ll apply knowledge obtained in the classroom in a professional setting, preparing for a future career or additional study. Assumption connects students to internship opportunities in corporations, government agencies, research hospitals, non-profit organizations, and more.
Assumption's Rome Campus
At Assumption's campus in Rome, Italy, the city and the country become your classroom through daily and weekend-long excursions throughout "the eternal city" and the Italian countryside. This unique study abroad experience will enrich your academic and cultural pursuits as you walk in the footsteps of emperors and gladiators then enjoy delectable Italian cuisine or perhaps a cappuccino after class in a local cafe. (Did you know that your financial aid follows you to Rome?)Explore the Rome Campus
Shining Their Light
Psychology with a Minor in Applied Behavior Analysis; Level 2 Teacher at The New England Center for Children
After working with Assumption’s Psychology faculty, I felt prepared entering my chosen career path.
In both my Psychology major and Applied Behavior Analysis minor, Assumption’s professors have set me up for success by allowing me to develop meaningful relationships, enhancing not only my undergraduate studies, but also my advanced educational and occupational pursuits.
Applied Behavior Analysis 2019
Special Education Teacher and BCBA (supervisor), Worcester Public Schools
The class sizes are small, and the professors are accessible and kind.
Assumption’s ABA program provided opportunities for learning and assessment of student knowledge, practicum experience, and covered the perfect amount of content taught seamlessly, which was hugely influential in my achievement of passing the board exam through the BACB.
Applied Behavior Analysis 2019
Behavioral Clinician, Horace Mann Educational Associates (HMEA)
The Applied Behavior Analysis program challenged and supported me in becoming a behavioral clinician
Each one of my instructors brought their own experience into the classroom which has been useful in my current position. I assist in creating Positive Behavioral Support plans that focus on adults increasing their independence and accomplishing their goals.
Applied Behavior Analysis 2018
Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Shapiro Educational & Behavioral Consultants
The most rewarding aspect of my job is applying what I’ve learned on a day-to-day basis.
There’s a saying, ‘If you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism.’ Every client is different. Every day brings a unique challenge. I like that I can create new programs for specific individuals to help them move forward in their lives.
First-rate Academics in a Catholic University Setting
Assumption University awakens in students a sense of wonder, discovery, and purpose, forming graduates known for their intellectual seriousness, thoughtful citizenship, and devotion to the common good. Students are provided an education that shapes their souls, forms them intellectually, and prepares them for meaningful careers. Enlivened by the harmony of faith and reason, here, students’ minds and hearts are transformed.Our Mission
Assumption is dedicated to providing a clear understanding of what your education will cost
We’ll help cut through the complexity of financing your education, ensuring you understand what you need, how to apply for aid, and what’s expected of you. You will be assigned a personal financial aid advisor who will guide you through the process and answer all of your financial aid-related questions.
Tour, Tailgate, Touchdowns
Join us for a morning tour of our beautiful 185-acre campus that begins at the Admissions House and ends at the Brian Kelly '83 Stadium where you can enjoy some pre-game food and drinks at a special tailgate before our Greyhounds take on the Pace University Setters at a noon football game. The stude ... Read more about Tour, Tailgate, Touchdowns
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Enjoy a fall day exploring the beautiful 185 acre campus of Assumption University at our Fall Open House! Please join our faculty, staff, and students to learn more about our admissions process, academic programs, student life, athletics and so much more. Prospective students and parents will have ... Read more about Admissions Fall Open House
ABA Dual Degree Program
Apply as a high school senior into the Applied Behavior Analysis Dual Degree Program with one application and, if admitted, you will be enrolled in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. You'll also benefit from being considered for a $2,500 Dual Degree Scholarship (per year for your 4 undergraduate years) and a $1,000 Dual Degree Scholarship for every term you are enrolled at least part time in your graduate program at Assumption. Learn more about all of the University's dual degree offerings.
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