Organizational Behavior Management

This concentration is for students interested in studying the application of behavioral principles to people and groups in business, industry, government, and human service settings. This concentration includes courses in behavior analysis, research methods, and organizational behavior management with a focus on its three sub-disciplines including performance management, systems analysis, and behavior-based safety. The program culminates in practica that provide students with direct experiences improving employee behavior, work safety, or organizational systems within businesses in the community. Students completing this program will gain knowledge and experience in the areas of behavior analysis, management, staff training, and systems-level interventions. Careers: This concentration is relevant for students interested in behavioral consulting, management, human services, and business.

Organizational Behavior Management 

Introductory Course (3 hrs)

ABSC 100         Introduction to Applied Behavioral Science (3)


ABSC 101         Introduction to Applied Behavioral Science, Honors (3)

Core Knowledge Courses (10 hrs)

ABSC 304         Principles and Procedures of Behavior Modification and Therapy (3)

ABSC 308            Research Methods and Applications (4)

ABSC 509            Contemporary Behavioral Science: Historical, Conceptual, and Comparative Foundations (3)

Required Concentration Courses (6 hrs)

ABSC 150            Community Leadership (3 hrs)

ABSC 470**        Organizational Behavior Management (3 hrs)

Concentration Electives (at least 8 hrs)

Any junior-senior level ABSC courses, except those already required as introductory, core knowledge, and required specialty area courses.  Additionally, practicum courses (ABSC 675-699) do not count toward specialty area elective hours. Please see specialty area advisors for recommendations.

ABSC 310/311 Building Health Communities (3)

ABSC 342         Adult Development & Aging (3)

ABSC 350         Behavior Treatment of Children with Autism (3)

ABSC 356         Foundations of Early Childhood Education (3)

ABSC 360         Drugs, Addiction, & Behavior (3)

ABSC 405         Children and Media (3)

ABSC 410         Behavioral Approaches in Working with Adolescents (3)

ABSC 425*^     Teaching Apprenticeship in Applied Behavioral Science (3)

ABSC 433         Analysis of Cultural, Ethnic, and Gender Roles in Childhood & Adolescence (3)

ABSC 437         Independent Living and People with Disabilities (3)

ABSC 441            Ethics, Legal, & Professional Issues

ABSC 469*^        Special Topics (1-3)

ABSC 479*^        Study Abroad Topics (1-5)

ABSC 489*^        Directed Readings (1-3)

ABSC 499*^        Directed Research (1-3)

ABSC 535            Developmental Psychopathology (3)

ABSC 542            Applied Gerontology (3)

ABSC 555            Issues in Administering Early Childhood Services (3)

ABSC 560            The Juvenile Justice System: A Behavioral & Legal Perspective (3)

ABSC 562         Behavioral Community Approaches to Social Issues (3)

ABSC 565            Applied Developmental Psychology (3)

ABSC 599*^        Honors & Thesis in Applied Behavioral Science (1-5)

ABSC 606*^        Special Projects in the Community (1-10)

ABSC 620            Drug Abuse: From Basic Research to Public Policy (3)

ABSC 626            Psychology of Adolescence (3)

ABSC 632            Advanced Child Behavior and Development (3)

ABSC 671/672    Applied Behavior Analysis (3)

ABSC 799            Experimental Analysis of Behavior                

ABSC 861^          Applied Behavioral Analysis (3)

ABSC 865^          ABA in Complex Organizations (3)

* No more than 6 credit hours of these courses count toward ABS major hours.

^  Requires instructor permission

Practicum (6-10 hours)

This practicum requires a two-semester commitment, beginning in the Fall semester and continuing in the Spring semester. Space may be limited and enrollment may depend on the date of indication of interest.

ABSC 682**        Practicum in Organizational Behavior (1-5)

**Note: These course numbers were previously ABSC 469 (OBM course) and ABSC 695 (practicum course).

Faculty Members

Florence DiGennaro Reed


Behavior Analysis

Organizational Behavior Management

Implementation Science