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Earn your Psychology degree at UCM - Lee's Summit

Designed for busy, career-driven students, UCM offers a B.A. in Psychology completion program at UCM - Lee's Summit.

Testimonial about the B.S. in Psychology degree at UCM

"I chose Psychology at UCM because of the real-life aspect of the program and the technology in it."
- Madeline Cramer, B.A. in Psychology alumna

Testimonial about the B.S. in Psychology degree at UCM

"I've been able to experience on-the-job training while assisting Dr. Lundervold in the Behavioral Medicine Lab."
- Amy Garcia, B.S. in Psychology graduate and current Psychology graduate student

Testimonial about the B.A. in Psychology degree at UCM

"I've been able to apply what I've learned in my classes to the real world and many of my other classes."
- Sara Thomas, B.A. in Psychology graduate and current Criminal Justice graduate student

Testimonial about the B.A. in Psychology degree at UCM

"The psychology professors at UCM were more than willing to be mentors. They genuinely cared about my goals and success."
- Brittany Echols, B.A. in Psychology alumna


Undergraduate Coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis

Undergraduate Coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis

A grade of B or greater is required in each course. Courses must be taken in sequence, with the exception of Psy 4200 (instructor’s permission is required if you do not meet the prerequisites).  Completion of the ABA course work meets the educational requirements to apply for the Board Certified (Assistant) Behavior Analyst [BC(A)BA] examination.

Courses and sequence

1. Psy 2130: Learning (Offered fall and spring semester)
2. Psy 3010: Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis (Offered fall semester only)
3. Psy 4200: Applied Behavior Analysis with children and youth (Offered summer only)
4. Psy 4730: Cognitive and behavioral intervention (Offered spring semester only)
5. Psy 4750: Field experience in ABA (500-670 hours are required, if you seek the BC(A)BA and enroll as a student. 1000 hours are required if you seek an independent field experience after graduation).

When can I get my field experience?

The earliest you can enroll in Psy 4750 is after completion of 2 of the 3 required courses. You must also be concurrently enrolled in the third ABA related course and Psy 4750.