B.S. in Psychology (Behavior Analysis)

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The Association for Behavior Analysis International has verified the following courses toward the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® examination. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination.

The mission of the undergraduate psychology degree specialization in behavior analysis is to produce skilled behavior analysts who meet the needs of the community and contribute to science and practice of behavior analysis. This mission is achieved by providing comprehensive training in behavior analysis, out of which more advanced basic, applied and theoretical interests may be developed. The degree specialization, in the context of the psychology major, prepares students for graduate study or for paraprofessional careers in human services. The specialization involves 19 credits.

Behavior analysis is a highly specialized field of study that is not duplicated elsewhere at the University. The behavior analysis specialization allows students to become eligible for certification as Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts, an internationally recognized paraprofessional credential, and to be eligible for licensure in Nevada as Certified Autism Behavior Interventionists. The curriculum also meets the standards for undergraduate program accreditation by the Association for Behavior Analysis International.

Students enrolled at the University of Nevada, Reno are eligible to complete this degree.

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Learning Success Outcomes

  • Annual reporting period: 2018-19
  • Number of students whose degrees were conferred by the program: N/A
  • Median years until graduation for students whose degrees were conferred by the program: N/A
  • Number of students enrolled in the program: N/A
  • Number of students no longer enrolled for any reason other than conferral of degree: N/A
  • Number of completed applications received: N/A
  • Number of students admitted: N/A
  • Number of first-time candidates sitting for their Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) examination: N/A
  • Percentage of first time candidates passing the BCaBA certification examination: N/A
  • Number of graduates obtaining a bachelor-level state license as a behavior analyst: N/A
  • Time to Completion: Mean 3 years; Range 7 years

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The Behavior Analysis Program is accredited by the Association for Behavior Analysis International Accreditation Board. See our annual report data.