Explore the psychology of the mind and how it affects all that we do with a bachelor’s degree in behavior analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
In a program rarely offered to undergraduate students, you will learn how to help individuals who have autism, developmental disabilities, head injuries and substance-abuse disorders. Classes provide insights into the makings of behavior and the brain itself, giving you a holistic understanding of behavioral analysis.
At UW-Eau Claire, you'll have countless opportunities to explore and build your resume. Participate in faculty-led research in well-equipped labs, studying topics like minority mental health and the verbal behavior of children with autism. Study abroad and immersion programs will give you the chance to see the world and open your mind to a variety of cultures and lifestyles, and their effects on human behavior.
After completing our program’s comprehensive and progressive curriculum, you will be well prepared to begin a career in psychology or attend graduate school.
Support your college journey with scholarships! The UW-Eau Claire Foundation provides many scholarships for incoming and current Blugolds, including those seeking a behavior analysis degree. For example, the E. Louise Carter Scholarship offers a number of scholarships (up to $3,000) to students with career plans involving counseling or recovery efforts for people with problems with alcohol, substance abuse or eating disorders.
Learn more about additional scholarships and resources available to you by checking out our scholarships page.
Financial aid at UW-Eau Claire
Working to make your college education affordable is very important to us. We are here to walk you through the financial aid process and make applying for aid and paying your bill as easy as possible.
To get this process started, please contact our staff at Blugold Central — our one-stop shop for tuition and financial aid. They will help you learn how to pay for your education and minimize debt, freeing you up to focus on academics and your behavior analysis degree.
Learn more about our financial aid process at UWEC.
Behavior analysis program details
- Program length: four years
- Offered: in person
- Campus: Eau Claire
- This major requires a minor or certificate.
- Students majoring in this program may choose either a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) degree.
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Engaged faculty who will know you by name. You won't find any TAs here. Courses are taught by passionate, enthusiastic professors who know and love their fields. Utilize them to get the most out of your education, whether it's through research collaborations, career advice or a letter of recommendation.
Innovative facilities and leading-edge technology. Test your hypothesis in one of our top-notch facilities, including state-of-the-art laboratories, rooms equipped for group or individual experiments and behavior observation rooms with videotape equipment.
Opportunities to take your studies to the field. At UW-Eau Claire, we believe that in order to get the most out of your education, you need to have real-life experiences outside of the classroom. Many behavior analysis majors take research trips or study abroad. Explore topics like cultural identity in Louisiana, social and environmental justice in Guatemala and women’s lives and experiences in Nicaragua.
Research collaboration and real-world experience. As a behavior analysis major at UW-Eau Claire, you will find faculty who are excited to get you involved in current research projects. You may help investigate how children with autism communicate, what motivates people or the mental and physical impacts of addiction. Some students choose to take their findings a step further by presenting their research at regional, national and international conferences.
Connection to local employers. Annual on-campus Career Conferences and a Non-Profit and Government Career Fair bring potential employers right to you. These events are excellent opportunities to network and submit your resume for current and future job openings.
Earning a behavior analysis degree from UW-Eau Claire empowers you to take on many different career paths. Graduates leave with the knowledge and skills necessary to become a behavioral services provider and make a positive impact in the community.
Behavior analysis careers
- Behavior health advocate
- Market research analyst
- Career counseling professional
- Cognitive behavioral specialist
- School counselor
- Human resources professional
Throughout the behavior analysis program, students have the opportunity to participate in high-level research and hands-on experiences. The experience I had through the Campus Autism Program combined with the rigorous coursework set me up for success both in graduate school and my career.
As part of your coursework, you will complete an internship in behavior analysis. Previous students have interned both on and off campus in areas like the Campus Autism Program, Counseling Services, the Center for Awareness of Sexual Assault (CASA), halfway houses and crisis-intervention services.
Classes for behavior analysis majors may include:
- Introduction to Psychology
- Experimental Analysis of Behavior
- Introduction to Behavior Analysis and Therapy
- Elementary Statistics
- Psychology as a Discipline and a Profession
Learn more about the behavior analysis major in the UWEC course catalog.
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