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Psychology

Certificate in Basic Applied Behavior Analysis

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a technique frequently used to work with children and adults with behavior issues, ranging from autism to ADHD to conduct disorders. It is also widely used in schools, health settings, and in business management. The courses in this curriculum provide a foundation in Applied Behavior Analysis as required by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board for the BCABA.

In addition to this coursework, students seeking BCABA certification would need to complete an approved internship and sit for the BCABA licensing exam. This IU Certificate in ABA would not cover those requirements.

Behavior Analysis Certificate

Certificate in Basic Applied Behavior Analysis (12 cr hrs.)

Course requirements

All four of the courses below:
P241 Functional Analysis of Behavior I (3 cr.)
P324 Abnormal Psychology (3 cr.)
P325 Psychology of Learning (3 cr.)
P430 Behavior Modification (3 cr.)

Admission requirements

Admission requirements include 26 credits of college-level work with a 2.2 grade point average, proficiency levels of English and Math (defined as a grade of C or better in ENG W131 and MATH 111 or equivalent), and a grade of C or better in P103 General Psychology or P106 Honors General Psychology. Transfer students from campuses with a two-semester General Psychology sequence (such as IU Bloomington or IUPUI) must have completed both semesters with a grade of C or better in each semester. Students must apply for admission by completing an ABA Certificate Enrollment Form and meeting with the program director (Department Chair unless specified otherwise).


Academic standards

Students must earn a grade of C or higher in any course for which he or she seeks credit within the certificate program. After successfully completing all coursework, students must submit a portfolio documenting their performance in each class to the ABA coordinator. (Department Chair unless specified otherwise).


Transfer credits

Students may transfer credits for the P324 Abnormal Psychology course, but the other courses must be completed at IU South Bend.

23 July 2008 - document by Gwynn Mettetal

General Education requirements for B.A. in Psychology (Major)

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Major Requirements)
Minor in Psychology
Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis

Psychology courses

For more information, contact:
Department of Psychology
Wiekamp Hall 2119
(574) 520-4393
pdrodrig@iusb.edu