Applied Behavior Analysis Degree Program

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program teaches students how to work successfully with children who have autism, developmental delays, behavioral challenges, and other related conditions. Majors become familiar with contemporary research findings in the field and learn to develop, implement, and monitor behavioral programs to treat various behavior issues.

Central Methodist University offers a bachelor’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis. Our courses are a part of the Verified Course Sequence (VCS) which is overseen by ABAI. Upon completion of the course sequence and supervision hours (not obtained at CMU), you will be eligible to sit for the BCaBA (Board Certified assistant Behavior Analyst) exam.

Central also offers certification-only coursework for those who already have a bachelor's degree.

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Applied Behavior Analysis Degree Program Offerings

This program is offered at the following locations:

Online Programs

About This Program

VCS LogoThe ABA program prepares students to work professionally with individuals who have special learning and behavior needs using the principles of applied behavior analysis. Students will learn to conduct behavioral assessments and to administer, supervise, and evaluate behavior analytic interventions.

As a CMU Applied Behavior Analysis major, you will have opportunities to:

  • learn from faculty who actively work in the field of applied behavior analysis
  • meet the educational requirements to sit for the national accrediting exam
  • go on to work with clients of all ages in a variety of settings, including homes, schools, mental health facilities, and businesses

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Degrees Available

  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis - Online

Admission Requirements for Applied Behavior Analysis Program

Admission to CMU is selective. Our admission staff carefully reviews and evaluates each application on an individual basis. Please review all requirements prior to applying for admission.

CMU Admission Requirements

Pass-rate data are not published for sequences with fewer than six first-time candidates in a single year or for sequences within their first four years of operation.