Department of Psychology

ABA Concentration Requirements

"The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc. has approved the following course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify."

Core Courses

Required Coursework in Research Methods
  • PSY 555 Psychological Research Methods I (4 semester hours)
  • PSY 579-80 Advanced Research Practicum (1-1, two semesters)
Other Required Courses (students take 4 of 5)
  • PSY 510 Cognitive Psychology (3)
  • PSY 517 Learning and Behavior Analysis (3)
  • PSY 520 Developmental Psychology (3)
  • PSY 556 Advanced Physiological Psychology (3)
  • PSY 565 Personality and Social Psychology (3)
Thesis in Psychology
  • PSY 599 Thesis (6 hours over at least two semesters)

Additional Concentration Requirements

  • PSY 515 Small n Research Design (3 credits)
  • PSY 518 Applied Behavior Analysis (3 credits)
  • PSY 519 Conceptual Issues in Behavior Analysis (3 credits)
  • PSY 522 Advanced Topics in Behavior Analysis (3 credits)
  • PSY 525 Psychological Assessment I (3 credits)
  • PSY 547 Advanced Psychopathology (3 credits)
  • PSY 552 Ethical and Legal Issues in Mental Health (3 credit)
  • PSY 596 Clinical Psychology Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis (2 credits)
  • PSY 597 Internship in Psychology and Applied Behavior Analysis (3 credits)