Center for Behavior Analysis
Post Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Applied Behavior Analysis
One of the most frequently utilized treatment approaches for children and adults with special needs, such as autism and developmental disabilities, is applied behavior analysis. Although many laypeople have an understanding and appreciation of behavioral principles (e.g., positive reinforcement), the design and implementation of ethical and efficacious behavioral interventions requires advanced training in applied behavior analysis. The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc. certifies two levels of behavior analysts: Board Certified assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBA) for individuals with a bachelor’s degree and Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) for individuals with a Master degree. In 2003, the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® approved three courses (12 credits) offered by the Psychology Department as meeting their requirements for the coursework for the BCaBA. The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Applied Behavior Analysis consists of 12 credits.