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Department of Psychological Science

Lovinger 1111
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4185

Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate

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

Student Learning Outcomes

Admission Requirements

Application Form

Field Experience Application

Field Experience Sites

Certificate Requirements

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.