Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis

Learn more about the undergraduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis.

The undergraduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is designed for students who would like to work in human service industries implementing interventions based in the science of behavior analysis. The undergraduate program is designed to meet the coursework requirements for the Board Certified assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) credential awarded by the BACB. BCaBAs work under the supervision of BCBAs. This program would also prepare students to apply to the MSED in ABA program should they desire to further their studies in ABA and/or obtain the coursework required for the BCBA credential.

The program's mission is to enable its students to work proficiently with the coherent system of concepts and principles of behavior analysis, preparing them for professional careers in a variety of environments. The core principles and techniques of ABA are broadly applicable; hence, the interdisciplinary character of this program. Demand for individuals with applied behavior-analytic competencies is intense and growing, especially in social service agencies and educational institutions that serve individuals with autism or with developmental disabilities and functional deficits resulting from head injury. The program also provides competencies for diverse types of work, such as implementing effective instruction and classroom management, teaching strategies for effective behavior management in home settings, and designing and improving performance, productivity, and safety in organizations. The program is anchored upon fundamentals of the behavior analytic approach.


Number of Credits Required to Complete the Certificate: 15

The following courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C-:

ABA 3301Understanding Autism3
ABA 3302Analyzing and Changing Behavior3
ABA 3303Evaluating Behavior Change Intervention3
ABA 3304Ethics and Applied Behavior Analysis3
Select one of the following:3
Foundations of Learning and Behavior Analysis
Concepts and Principles of Behavior Analysis
Total Credit Hours15