Applied Behavior Analysis Minor

The Department of Psychology and Sociology offers a minor in applied behavior analysis (ABA). This minor offers students the academic instruction required by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB), Inc.® to be eligible to take the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) examination. Additional requirements for eligibility to take the BCaBA exam include an undergraduate degree and supervised fieldwork. Fieldwork is not a requirement of the minor and must be obtained independently. The department will assist students in locating appropriate practicum locations and arranging supervision. For additional information on fieldwork requirements please visit the BACB website. The minor is designed to provide students with an academic and professional background in ABA. Upon completion of the minor, students will be prepared for employment in a variety of community and private settings/organizations or to pursue graduate education in ABA. The minor is comprised of five required core courses (and a sixth elective course) that have been verified by the Association for Behavior Analysis International® based on the BACB Fifth Edition Task List. A grade of “C” or higher is required in each of the five core courses to be eligible to take the national certification exam. This minor is offered to both degree seeking students as well as community persons seeking professional advancement. Non-degree seeking students will be admitted to the University via established admission guidelines.

PY 455Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis3
PY 456Research Methods and Ethics in Applied Behavior Analysis3
PY 457Behavioral Interventions3
PY 458Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis3
PY 459Personnel Supervision and Management in ABA3
Select three credit hours from the following:3
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Total Hours18