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 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)
Choice of
  • PSY 510 Cognitive Psychology (3 hr) or
  • 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 596 Clinical Psychology Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis (2 hr)
  • PSY 597 Internship in Psychology and Applied Behavior Analysis (3 hr)