Applied Behavior Analysis Concentration

The Psychology Department Undergraduate Concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) offers three courses in which students learn the basic principles of behavior analysis as they apply to the science of human behavior.

Students read and review behavioral textbooks and research in order to learn methods for assessing and treating individuals with autism spectrum disorders, developmental disabilities, mental health disorders, and other populations that suffer from behavior problems.

The following ABA courses satisfy requirements for psychology majors/minors and are typically offered at least every calendar year:

  • PSYC 3358 Behavior Therapies
  • PSYC 3451 Learning Principles and Behavior Analysis
  • PSYC 4654 Seminar in Behavioral Modification

The above courses provide the necessary background for the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst certification examination. This certification, designed specifically for undergraduate students, is an excellent professional credential and is a standard for the field.

For more information on certification, course descriptions and/or requirements,  schedules of classes, co-op opportunities, or the program in general, contact Amanda Laprime at or Ashley Williams at

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