Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Concentration

The Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Concentration allows students to gain specialized knowledge and additional proficiency in the concepts and principles of behavior analysis that can be used with diverse populations (e.g., individuals with autism, mental health clients, students, employees) in a wide variety of settings (e.g., schools, prisons, health and fitness centers, hospitals, organizations).

Offered in collaboration with the Education Department, the ABA Concentration prepares students with the skills needed to describe, understand, predict, and modify behavioral processes, with an overall aim of promoting health-enhancing behaviors. Students who successfully complete this concentration will be eligible to take a national certification exam to become a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA), sponsored by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB).

Students seeking to pursue this concentration must have completed PSYC 281, Behavior Modification, before starting in on the Core Sequence.

Core Sequence

Psyc 282 Basic Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis 
Psyc 283 Behavioral Research: Single Subject Design
Psyc 284 Advanced Principles of Applied Behavior (3 credits) 
Psyc 482, 483, 484 Intensive Practicum: Applied Behavior Analysis (9 credits)