Department of Psychology

ABA Concentration Requirements

"The Behavior Analyst Certification Board®, Inc. has verified the following courses toward the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (Option 1) or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® examination. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination."

Core Courses

Required Coursework in Research Methods
  • PSY 555 Psychological Research Methods I (4 credit hr)
  • PSY 579 Advanced Research Practicum (1 hr)
  • PSY 580 Advanced Research Practicum (1 hr)
Other Required Courses
  • PSY 517 Learning and Behavior Analysis (3 hr)
  • PSY 520 Developmental Psychology (3 hr)
  • PSY 556 Advanced Physiological Psychology (3 hr)
  • PSY 510 Cognitive Psychology (3 hr)
  • PSY 565 Personality and Social Psychology (3 hr)
Thesis in Psychology
  • PSY 599 Thesis (6 hr over at least two semesters)
Additional Concentration Requirements
  • PSY 515 Small n Research Design (3 hr)
  • PSY 518 Applied Behavior Analysis: Behavior Reduction (3 hr)
  • PSY 521 Applied Behavior Analysis: Skill Acquisition (3 hr)
  • PSY 519 Conceptual Issues in Behavior Analysis (3 hr)
  • PSY 522 Advanced Topics in Behavior Analysis (1 hr per semester; taken at least 3 times)
  • PSY 547 Advanced Psychopathology (3 hr)
  • PSY 552 Ethical and Legal Issues in Mental Health (3 hr)
  • PSY 593 Clinical Practicum: ABA (2 hr)
  • PSY 596 ABA: Implementation, Considerations, and Management (2 hr)
  • PSY 597 Internship in Psychology and Applied Behavior Analysis (3 hr)