We offer a six-course sequence (18 semester hours) that meets all coursework requirements and addresses all the information required to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) exam. This BACB-approved course sequence can be completed in a period of 16 months, which includes 3 consecutive semesters and one summer session. All coursework is offered fully online.
Those interested in taking the BCBA exam must also have at least a master's degree and experience supervised by someone who already holds the BCBA.
COST - Our ABA courses are offered through UA Online. Tuition is $653 per unit. For more information, please see
For detailed information about the BCBA requirements, go to the BACB website.
Those who are interested only in the BACB-Approved Course Sequence should apply for admission to the Graduate Certificate In Applied Behavior Analysis program at http://grad.arizona.edu. Click on Apply Now, select UA Online for the campus, and then the certificate program in applied behavior analysis. Any questions or difficulties with applying should be directed to Kevin Prahar at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 520-626-2960.
For additional information about the University of Arizona BCBA course of study, email Jolenea Ferro at email@example.com.
SERP 502 Behavior Principles and Disability: Assessment and Intervention,
SERP 529a Advanced Positive Behavioral Support,
SERP 529B Advanced Positive Behavioral Support,
SERP 552 Issues in Applied Behavior Analysis, increases knowledge and skills in working with persons with challenging behavior using the most advanced techniques. Participants learn to design and briefly implement an experiment in which one fixed and one variable schedule are compared, design and implement a stimulus discrimination procedure, define and use stimulus equivalence procedures, conduct a brief functional analysis, organize and interpret functional analysis data, and analyze case studies of a variety of procedures. SERP 552
SERP 590 Single Subject Research, reviews principles and practices underlying various single-subject research designs. Participants learn the advantages and disadvantages of various designs and how to select a research design that is appropriate to a given scenario. They also learn to critically evaluate research that incorporates single-subject research designs, create data graphs, and develop a comprehensive research proposal. SERP 590
SERP 553 Ethical Issues in Behavior Analysis, enables students to apply ethical and professional standards and concerns that are salient to the interactions between their work, the people they serve, and others involved in the process (e.g., other professionals, families, systems of care, and society). Participants analyze case studies to identify examples of ethical violations, identify resolutions of ethical violations, conduct a risk-benefit analysis, apply components of effective evidence-based supervision, and explain ethical guidelines (e.g., voluntary participation, informed consent, and confidentiality) for behavior analytic research. SERP 590