Applied Behavior Analysis

Student working with childThe bachelor of science degree in Applied Behavior Analysis prepares students to become practitioners who work to solve problems of human importance. Students will learn to conduct behavioral assessments and to administer, supervise, and evaluate behavior analytic interventions.

Students go on to work with clients of all ages, both with and without developmental disabilities. They work in a variety of settings including: homes, schools, mental health facilities, and businesses.

Students that complete the ABA program at CMU will meet the coursework requirements to take the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) exam.

Program Options

There are three options available at CMU for training in the field of ABA:

  1. An Applied Behavior Analysis major allows students to earn a bachelors degree in ABA.
  2. A minor in ABA allows students seeking a different degree to meet the educational criteria for the BACB certification exam.
  3. The course-work only option allows students who already have a bachelor's or master's degree to take the required ABA courses to meet the educational criteria for the BACB certification exam

BACB SealCourse Information

The ABA program at CMU is completely online. Course requirements include online access to lectures, assignments, student forums, and tests. ABA courses are challenging and require active participation on a regular basis.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about the the ABA program, the certification process, or the field of ABA in general, please contact Dr. Griffith.

Kasey Tanner, BCBA