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Purdue University Global | BS in Psychology - Applied Behavior Analysis

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology in Applied Behavior Analysis offered at Purdue University Global is intended to prepare students for careers helping others with social problems and relationship issues. Read more and learn the details about this online bachelor's degree in Applied Behavior Analysis.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Psychology in Applied Behavior Analysis

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Students who enjoy helping others might find this psychology program to be a good match. Applicants to Purdue University Global need a high school diploma or its equivalent; some programs might have additional requirements for admission.

Program Description:

Gain the skills to help address behavioral, mental, and social problems in children and adults, while preparing for the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® examination.* Earn your degree 100% online, on your schedule.

• ABAI-Verified: The Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) has verified the course sequence of this program toward the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA®) examination.*

• Program Highlights: Study neuroscience; personality development; screening and assessment; Autism Spectrum Disorders; abnormal, clinical, and adolescent psychology; and more.

• Career Opportunities: Registered behavior technician, applied behavior specialist, assistant behavior analyst

• Accelerated Master's Degree Option: Complete up to 20 graduate credits as part of the program to get a head start on a future Purdue Global master's degree.†

Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. The professional practice of psychology is regulated by each state, and the degree requirements of this program do not guarantee or prepare students for licensure in any state upon graduation.

*The program meets certification requirements for the BCaBA examination in specific states. Refer to for additional information on licensure and state authorizations. The University cannot guarantee students will be eligible to sit for or pass exams. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination. Refer to the BACB's website ( for full eligibility requirements.

The University cannot guarantee that students will be granted admission to any future programs. Speak to an Advisor about admissions requirements and transfer credit opportunities and see the University Catalog for the Prior Learning Assessment policy.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

180 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Purdue University Global's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Bachelor of Science in Psychology in Applied Behavior Analysis:

To earn this bachelor's degree, students complete core and major requirements, along with several electives. At least 180 quarter credits hours must be successfully completed. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Purdue University Global for the most accurate information before enrolling.

Core Courses (33 credits)

  • College Composition I
  • College Composition II
  • Communicating Professionalism
  • Statistics
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities Requirement
  • Science Requirement
  • Social Science Requirement
  • General Education Elective

Major Courses (107 credits)

  • Interpersonal Communications
  • Human Behavior and the Environment
  • Psychology Program and Profession
  • History of Psychology
  • Neuroscience
  • Child and Adolescent Psychology
  • Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders in Young Children
  • Research Methods
  • Personality Development
  • Exceptional Needs Children
  • Applied Behavior Analysis I
  • Applied Behavior Analysis II
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Targeted Topics in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Screening and Assessment
  • Program Design and Evaluation
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Bachelor's Capstone in Applied Behavior Analysis

Electives Courses (28 credits)

  • 30 credits of open electives

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Psychology in Applied Behavior Analysis program may choose to pursue a master's degree in order to prepare for advanced positions or increase their knowledge of psychology principles. Possible degree programs include:

  • Master of Science in Psychology
  • Master of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Addictions
  • Master of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Master of Science in Human Services

Career Paths:

This Bachelor of Science in Psychology in Applied Behavior Analysis program is intended to prepare graduates for jobs in support, assistant, and technician roles. This program could also help students get ready for certification exams. Various state requirements may need to be considered.

Positions that graduates might pursue include the following:

  • Assistant applied behavior analyst
  • Applied behavior support specialist
  • Behavioral applied behavior analysis technician

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