10 Online ABA Bachelor’s Programs
Part of the path to becoming a BCBA or working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis is completing the coursework necessary to sit for the BCBA examination. As an undergraduate student, you can get a head start on this coursework by taking a BA in Applied Behavior Analysis, Psychology, Special Education or Health Sciences, with a specialization or minor in ABA.
Here is a list of ten online ABA bachelor’s programs:
Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech)
Applied Behavior Analysis, B.A.
Florida Tech School of Psychology
Credits: 120 Credit Hours
The FIT school of Psychology offers small classes and access to a distinguished faculty. First-year students take core courses including Introduction to Behavior Analysis and Applied Behavior Analysis. Second year students can begin specializing in the field. Third year courses include Behavior Change Techniques, Applied Behavior Analysis and Exceptional Learners, and Psychological Research Methods and Statistics 2. Later-year students have access to practical experience at many local service organizations, research facilities, and the Scott Center for Autism Treatment which is the FIT on-campus autism research center.
University of West Florida
Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
College of Health Sciences
Credits: The BS in Health Sciences requires 120 credit hours
University of West Florida offers a verified BCABA course sequence of the following four undergraduate courses: Health Science Essentials of Behavior Analysis, Problem Identification and Functional Assessment in Health Science, Methodology in Behavior Analysis in Health Science, and Functional Applications of Behavior Analysis in Health Science. These courses help students meet the requirements for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. Students can add the BCaBA sequence to BS degrees in Health Science, Health Sciences in Healthcare Administration, and the B.S. in Health Sciences in Public Health degree.
Mary Baldwin University
Major in Autism Studies & ABA (BA)
College of Education
Credits: The BA degree in ABA requires 120 credit hours
Mary Baldwin University offers a Bachelor of Science in Applied Behavioral Analysis and an undergraduate minor in Applied Behavioral Analysis. The curriculum consists of the ABAI verified course sequence. The Verified course sequence is available to all majors. The major is the first in the Commonwealth of Virginia and students can pursue it online as well as on-campus. The curriculum includes a verified course sequence that is available to graduate students, undergraduate ABA majors, and majors in several related fields of study. The verified sequence consists of core ABA coursework including Basic Concepts & Principles of ABA , Behavior Assessment, and Behavior Change Procedures I and II .
Hawaii College of Education
Board Certified Behavior Analyst program
College of Education, Department of Special Education (SPED)
Credits: The ABA program requires 17 credit hours
The University of Hawaii Manoa offers bachelor degrees with a pathway to certification in ABA. The verified course sequence aligns the student’s ABA coursework with the BACB 5th Edition Task List. The ABAI verified the course sequence is the first step to qualifying for the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst examination. Students must also complete supervised field work. The five required BCaBA track courses are : Introductory Topics in Applied Behavior Analysis, Assessment, Planning, & Instruction – Severe/Autism , Principles of Behavior ,Positive Behavioral Support – Severe Disabilities and Autism , and Language/Communication Intervention-Communication Disorders/Autism
Ball State University
Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (Autism)
Teachers College – Department of Special Education
Credits: The degree requires 120 credits
Ball State University offers a verified course sequence to help students qualify for the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) examination. The program offers a BS or BA degree option in Applied Behavioral Analysis. The course requirements include a core curriculum (36-39 hours), general electives and minor field (48 hours), and ABA courses (36 credit hours). The BA degree adds some foreign language requirements to the common core. BA core coursework includes Behavior Analysis Principles, Processes, and Philosophy; Ethical, Professional Practice in Behavior Analysis; Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder Treatment; and Interventions with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Applied Behavior Analysis minor
College of Education, Department of Psychology
Credits: The BS in Psychology requires 120 hours
Troy offers a Minor in Applied Behavior Analysis in the department of Psychology. The 18-hour course of study prepares students for work as a BCaBA. The ABA minor includes practicum settings to prepare students for to perform ABA assessments and interventions. The Troy Campus offers an ABA academic Club. The Minor program includes the following applied behavioral analysis coursework. Applied Behavior Analysis; Behavioral Assessment of Individuals with Autism and Developmental Delays; Evaluation of Research for the Behavioral Treatment of Individuals with Autism and Developmental Delays; Behavioral Treatment of Individuals with Autism and Developmental Delays; The Behavioral Analyst as a Professional and Ethical Practitioner; and Applied Behavior Analysis Practicum I.
Central Methodist University
Bachelor of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis
College of Applied Behavior Analysis
Credits: The degree requires 120 credit hours
The Central Methodist University bachelor degree is part of a verified course sequence approved by the ABAI. The ABA bachelor’s degree program includes the verified course sequence, and it is available completely online. Students with bachelor’s degrees in other fields can also access the verified course sequence. The VCS courses include Intro to Applied Behavior Analysis, Professionalism in ABA, Behavior Assessment, and Behavior Change Procedures. Graduates can use their CMU degree and supervised practice hours to meet eligibility requirements for the BCaBA exam.
Saint Francis University
Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science
College of Human Services
Credits: The degree requires a total of 128 credit hours.
Saint Francis University offers full and part time study and flexible online programs. The Franciscan model applies principles of compassion and ethics. The program prepares students for further graduate study and for employment in human services fields.
Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science (BSA)
College of Healthcare, Human Services, and Psychology
Credits: Requires 127 total credit hours
Students can take the Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science in class or online. The curriculum includes elements of psychology, sociology, social psychology, and counseling. The course curriculum adds multicultural and diversity studies, ethics, and treatment strategies. ABA coursework includes Counseling Micro skills, Counseling Theories, Treatment strategies and Ethical Considerations. Students study applied human growth and needs at every developmental stage. They study theories of learning. A capstone course provides an opportunity to develop in the human services field.
University of North Texas
Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Behavior Analysis
Department of Behavior Analysis
UNT established the first stand-alone Applied Behavior Analysis accredited by the Association for Behavior Analysis International. The course work covers essential topics including applied behavior analysis literature, behavior change techniques, behavior management, behavior principles, and behavior technology. University of North Texas has recognition of leadership from the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis. The school houses the headquarters for the Texas Association for Behavior Analysis. The UNT Kristin Farmer Autism Center provides needed services to the community and opportunities for students to gain practical experience.