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Applied Behavior Analysis
Bachelor of Science in Psychology

The Capella Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) helps you understand why people engage in certain behaviors and how to apply behavioral knowledge to help improve lives. Our program prepares you to assess behavior, collect and analyze data, identify areas for change, and develop and implement interventions for children and adults diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder or other intellectual disabilities. This program includes a five-course sequence that has been verified by the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) and meets the educational requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® (BCaBA) examination.*

*Applicants must meet additional requirements to qualify.

Prepare for BCaBA requirements

Study with confidence in a program that meets the educational requirements for eligibility to take the BCaBA exam.

Enhanced capstone

Prepare for success in your field with an ABA-specific capstone. Built-in Behavior Development Solutions (BDS) exam preparation software helps you assess the skills and knowledge you gain in your program.

Broad, valuable application

The skills you develop in this program can be applied in a wide range of settings – including schools, corporate environments and hospitals.

Classes start June 6

Use the code SPRING to waive the $50 application fee.

At a glance

  • 100% Online
  • 10–13 General education courses
  • 9 Core courses
  • 5 Specialization courses
  • 2 Capstones
  • 180 Total credits (120 max transfer)

Reduce your tuition by $15,000

Enroll in a qualified program and apply for a $15K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your bachelor’s degree.

Your education can help you reach your professional and personal goals. While Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion or salary increase, we encourage you to explore potential jobs and employment settings. Here are some ideas and examples for a graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis.

Job titles to explore

  • Registered behavior technician
  • Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA)
  • Behavior analyst
  • Behavior technician
  • Behavior interventionist

Employment settings to explore

  • Individual and family services
  • Offices of other health practitioners
  • Insurance carriers
  • Nursing care facilities (skilled nursing facilities)
  • Hospital
  • K–12 public or private school

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