Course Requirements

The ABA graduate certificate program is an online program with a total of 18 credits, approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). Psy 522 must be taken as a pre-requisite to the other courses in the sequence or in the first semester of the program.  The program can be completed within two years by taking one course per semester or within one year by taking two courses per semester. Students who are admitted into the certificate program must complete all courses with a B- or higher in each course and finish with a minimum 3.0 grade point average. The coursework for the certificate must be completed within 4 years to ensure retention of information from all courses in order to pass the BCBA exam.

GVSU ABA Graduate Certificate Courses

Class

Description

Credits

Semester

Psy 522

Applied Behavior Analysis I: Foundational Principles

3 credits

Fall

Psy 523

Applied Behavior Analysis II: Application to Behavior Change

3 credits

Winter

Psy 550

Research in Applied Settings 

3 credits

Spring /Sum

Psy 624

Behavioral Assessment and Intervention

3 credits

Fall

Psy 527

Ethics and Diversity in Professional Practice

3 credits

Winter

Psy 525

Behavior Analysis Applied to Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Disorders

3 credits

Spring /Sum

Total Credits

 

18 credits 

 

* All courses are offered online     

Since this is an online program, you will need access to a computer and a reliable Internet connection. For more information about technology requirements, click here. To assess whether you are ready for an Online program, visit the GVSU Online Education webpage.

Please note that pursuing certification as a behavior analyst is both exciting and challenging. Students should be prepared to commit to demanding coursework, a significant number of supervised experience hours with a qualified BCBA, and a rigorous examination by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.

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