Applied Behavior Analysis

Working in conjunction with Crowder College, CMU offers a bachelor of science degree in Applied Behavior Analysis. The curriculum has been designed by Jamie Emery, faculty member at Crowder College, following the guidelines for national accreditation. This program is designed to meet the educational requirements to sit for the national accrediting exam.

BSBA Requirements for Admission

  1. Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the University.
  2. Minimum GPA of 2.75 overall;An associate of arts degree in Psychology, Education, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Speech Language Pathology or closely related field from a regionally accredited institution OR a student may have completed 60 hours, including having met the 42 hour block, and have requisite coursework in Psychology, Education or a closely related field, and may be considered for admission.
  3. Students must have completed PY101, General Psychology, ED101 Introduction to Teaching, and ED102 Introduction to Teaching Practicum
  4. In addition, students must have completed PSYC210 Child Psychology, PSYC203 Autism Spectrum Disorders, PSYC204 ABA for Educators, PSYC 215 Adolescent Psychology. (These courses must be taken and are available from the partner institution, Crowder College) before formal admission to the program.
  5. Official transcripts from all regionally and nationally accredited colleges and universities attended; and
  6. Non-native speakers of English must present evidence of proficiency in the English language by scoring a 550 or higher on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or 213 or higher on the computer-based TOEFL or 77 or higher on the Internet-based TOEFL.
  7. A student may be admitted to the institution as a pre-BSBA degree seeking student until completion of pre-requisite courses is completed.

BSBA Curriculum Requirements

  1. A cumulative 2.5 GPA must be maintained and a grade of "C" or above must be attained in all Applied Behavior Analysis courses.
  2. The BSBA program should be completed within five (5) years of enrollment.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Satisfactory completion of the liberal arts and/or general education coursework as well as all courses in the major;
  2. Satisfactory completion of at least 124 credit hours;
  3. Satisfactory completion of at least 47 credit hours in the area of concentration;
  4. Satisfactory completion of at least 15 credit hours of upper-division coursework in the major;
  5. Satisfactory completion of at least 36 credit hours of upper-division coursework;
  6. Satisfaction of the 30-hour residency requirement;
  7. Cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 on coursework earned at CMU;
  8. Cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 on all upper-division major coursework;
  9. Payment of all tuition and fees; and
  10. Recommendation of the faculty.