The significant increase in the number of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) means a growing demand for professionals with expertise in this area. In response to this national need, Ball State introduces a new undergraduate minor in ASD. Whether you plan to work in special education, education, nursing, psychology, speech/language pathology, or social work, you can use autism theories, techniques, and treatments in your career setting.

This online course work is another option for bachelor of general studies students, who are required to take two minors.It is especially well-suited to pair with our applied behavior analysis minor, but can also go well with other online minors such as psychology of human development or sociology.

Courses You Will Take

  • EDPS 270 Lifespan Development (3 credits)
  • SPCE 200 Exceptional Children and Adults (3 credits)
  • SPCE 290 Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders (3 credits)
  • SPCE 292 Treatment and Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorders (3 credits)
  • SPCE 320 Advanced Interventions for ASD (3 credits)

Some courses may require a background check and some work with a client.

Your advisor notes that you will want to make sure you devote 10-15 hours per week per course to meet course requirements and adequately understand course content.


If you have questions about this minor, you may contact either of the bachelor of general studies advisor Laura Waldron or the ASD minor advisor Amy Chamberlain.