Applied Behavioral Analysis Specialization

BCBA Certificate—23 units

For more information: (626) 815-5424

NOTE: A Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA) coordinator must approve admission to this emphasis. Admission to the BCBA program course sequence requires a separate application with the Graduate and Professional Center and interview with the BCBA committee.

The following nine-course sequence in applied behavior analysis, in its entirety, meets the 315 classroom hours of graduate-level instruction in the specified content areas established by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board® (BACB). Graduate students in the program must successfully complete all of the courses listed below to qualify to sit for the BCBA examination. Individual courses taken with a non-BCBA instructor or outside of APU’s BCBA nine-course sequence may not meet BCBA requirements. Contact the BACB for additional information.

ABA 503Behavior Analysis in Applied Settings I3
ABA 504Single-Case Designs: Measurement and Experimental Evaluation of Behavior3
ABA 505Behavior Analysis in Applied Settings II3
ABA 515Behavior Change Procedures in Applied Settings I3
ABA 500ABA Fieldwork I1
ABA 524Ethics in Applied Behavior Analysis3
ABA 534Behavior Change Procedures in Applied Settings II3
ABA 514Functional Behavior Assessment in Applied Settings3
ABA 510ABA Fieldwork II1
Total Units23

Special Note: A behavior analyst is certified by the BACB after passing the BCBA certification exam. To sit for the exam, a candidate must apply directly to the BACB and provide evidence of the following: a master’s degree in behavior analysis, education, or psychology from a qualifying institution; a passing grade in each course (i.e., C or better in each graded course), comprising a total of at least 315 classroom hours of graduate-level instruction from an approved university in the specified content areas established by the BACB; and completion of 1,500 hours of supervised independent fieldwork in behavior analysis supervised by a qualified BCBA. Azusa Pacific University does not provide this supervision. For more specific information regarding the certification process, visit the BACB website.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

For important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program, visit Gainful Employment Disclosure.