Undergraduate

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

Program Tracks Available

Minor


Admission Deadline

Early Decision: November 15

Early Action: November 15

Early Action II: December 15

Regular Decision: February 15

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School

D'Amour College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Department

Psychology

Program Contact

Karen Lionello-DeNolf, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Director of Applied Behavior Analysis
508-767-7498 Kennedy Memorial Hall - Room 138

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Julia Mazzola

Psychology 2020
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.
Amanda Maynard

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.
Kate Diaz

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.
Joshua Jenness, BCBA, LABA

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.

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Julia Mazzola

Psychology 2020
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.
Amanda Maynard

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.
Kate Diaz

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.
Joshua Jenness, BCBA, LABA

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.
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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program (Orientation)

Program runs weekly on Wednesdays from February 8 to March 29, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. This program is hosted by the Clinical Counseling Psychology Program, in conjunction with the Aaron T. Beck Institute for Cognitive Studies and the Institute for School Counseling and School Psychology at Assumption ... Read more

Jan. 25, 2023
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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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