Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
Purpose of the Certificate Program
The certificate program prepares students to be Board Certified Associate Behavior Analysts. There is a high demand for individuals with this credential. Completion of the certificate satisfies the educational requirements to sit for the BC(A)BA national exam. Passing the exam is necessary to become a BC(A)BA.
About Board Certified Associate Behavior Analysts
BACB Guidelines for Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder (provides information about what behavior analysts do)
|PSY 1100 General Psychology||3|
|PSY 2130 Learning||3|
|PSY 4010 Intro to Applied Behavior Analysis||3|
|PSY 4200 Applied Behavior Analysis with Children||3|
|PSY 4730 Cognitive and Behavioral Intervention||3|
|PSY 4750 Field Experience||3|
One Elective from the following
|PSY 2220 Child Psychology||3|
|PSY 3220 Life-Span Development||3|
|PSY 4140 Psychology of Human Sexuality||3|
|PSY 4230 Psychology of Adolescence||3|
|PSY 4240 Psychology of Aging||3|
|PSY 4440 Abnormal Psychology||3|
|PSY 4540 Intro to Counseling Psychology||3|
|Total Hours for Certificate||21|
- To remain a candidate for the Certificate in ABA, a grade of “B” or higher must be obtained for all core and elective classes. The practicum must be completed with a “Pass” grade.
- All required courses must be taken at UCM. A maximum of three units of transfer credit for elective courses only may be applied toward the Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis.
- Courses taken toward the undergraduate certificate program may be applied to a UCM Bachelor of Science or Arts degree as a general elective or major elective course.
- A maximum of nine units of core course work from the undergraduate certificate may be used to fulfill major course requirements for a UCM Bachelor of Science or Arts degree.