Applied Behavior Analysis
The minor in applied behavior analysis (15 credit hours) will prepare students to apply scientifically-based behavioral principles in order to modify the behavior of individuals with autism spectrum disorder, behavior disorders, and cognitive disabilities. The ability to apply these principles is beneficial in the areas of education, nursing, psychology, speech and language pathology and other fields related to human services.
Autism Spectrum Disorders
The minor in autism spectrum disorder (15 credit hours) will educate students about the
unique needs of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and provide
students with training on effective strategies for successful integration
of individuals with ASD into educational or community settings. There is a growing need for trained
professionals in the areas of education, nursing, psychology, speech/language
pathology, and other fields related to human services.
Early Childhood Special Education
The minor in early childhood special education (15 credit hours) will prepare
students to work with infants, toddlers, and young children who have disabilities. Students will have an opportunity to apply
theories and methods through a practicum.
The minor in hearing impaired (27-33 credit hours) will provide students with background
knowledge and practical application strategies used in working with the hearing
impaired. This minor is particularly
beneficial for students majoring in Speech Pathology and Audiology.