BCaBA® Course Sequence

Undergraduate Training in Applied Behavior Analysis

BCaBA® Course Sequence

This five-course sequence is integrated within the Applied Psychology undergraduate curriculum and has been approved by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board, Inc.® as meeting coursework standards for certification as a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® (BCaBA). Applicants for the BCaBA® exam will have to meet additional requirements to qualify.

PSY 334: Behavior Modification I (4 credits with Lab)
Measurement of behavior and key concepts of operant learning are covered, e.g., reinforcement, extinction, punishment, stimulus control and shaping, among others. Laboratory exercises are interactive computer simulations of these concepts. First in five course sequence approved by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board, Inc.® as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst Examination®. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify.
Prerequisite: PSY 203.

PSY 335: Behavior Modification II (4 credits with Lab)
Principles learned in PSY 334 are applied to the study of human behavior. Complex techniques and new learning concepts found in the “real world” are also covered. Treatment plans for actual human problem behaviors are created in the laboratory. Second in five course sequence approved by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board, Inc.® as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst Examination®. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify.
Prerequisite: PSY 334.

PSY 434: Advanced Behavior Modification II (4 credits)
This course is an extension of the information introduced in the Behavior Modification courses (PSY 334, PSY 335). PSY 434 focuses on the ethical principles and issues in Applied Behavior Analysis, and behavioral assessment methods and techniques, including measuring behavior and analyzing data. Third in five course sequence approved by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board, Inc.® as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst Examination®. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify.
Pre- or corequisite: Psy 335.

PSY 435: Advanced Behavior Modification II (4 credits)
This course is an extension of the information introduced in the Behavior Modification courses (PSY 334, PSY 335). PSY 435 focuses on applying principles and techniques of behavior analysis to change behavior. Fourth in five course sequence approved by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board, Inc.® as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst Examination®. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify.
Prerequisite: PSY 434.

PSY 456: Performance Management (3 credits)
Applying principles and techniques of behavior analysis to change behavior, focus on implementation, management, and supervision of behavior change programs and systems in business, industry, and human services. Fifth in five course sequence approved by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board, Inc.® as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst Examination®. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify.
Prerequisite: PSY 335.

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