Undergo extensive examination of design, analysis, and application of learning theories and behavioral principles to understand what motivates human behavior. Study to acquire the skills employers seek for a myriad of jobs, including working with autistic children and adults with special needs and assisting certified behavior analysts who conduct research or create behavior modification programs.* Pursuing the applied behavior analysis emphasis area could help you on your way to becoming a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® (BCaBA®). The Behavior Analyst Certification Board®, Inc., (BACB®) has approved the course sequence of the Bachelor of Science in Psychology’s applied behavior analysis emphasis area as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst Examination.†
*Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Additional training or certification may be required. The professional practice of psychology is regulated by each state, and the degree requirements in this program do not prepare graduates for state licensure.
†The BACB preapproves university training as meeting its eligibility requirements; it does not accredit university programs. To become certified, students will need to obtain the necessary number of hours of field experience under an appropriate supervisor, as required by the BACB, meet additional degree and practicum requirements, and must also pass the comprehensive exam. Refer to the BACB’s website (www.bacb.com/) for full eligibility requirements.
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BSPY - Applied Behavior Analysis - Kaplan University