BACB Approved Courses
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Considering a Career Change?
You may be working in a field that’s unrelated to ABA but seriously considering a career change. You can still pursue this specialization to sit for the exam, no matter your major. You will also need to fulfill the 1,000 hours of supervised field experience required to become a BCaBA.
A career in applied behavior analysis provides you with the personal and financial rewards of assisting children, adolescents, or adults who struggle with disabilities. As a professional in this field, you will have the opportunity to teach your clients positive behaviors in settings such as schools, treatment centers, and businesses.
The ABA specialization will provide you with:
- the ability to develop, implement, and monitor behavioral programs to treat various kinds of behavior issues (e.g., excessive interfering behavior, skill deficits) within a variety of settings;
- the ability to conduct effective functional behavioral assessments and analyses in a variety of applied settings, and then use that information to develop appropriate behavioral intervention plans; and
- a firm foundation in ABA if you wish to pursue graduate work to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
For Excellence and Innovation
Ball State is the recipient of online education awards for innovation and excellence from the Online Learning Consortium, UPCEA, an association of leaders in online education, and other organizations.
Ball State offers a bachelor's of general studies degree entirely online. While completing your degree, you can earn a 15-credit-hour minor in ABA, which includes the ABA course sequence and a course in autism spectrum disorders. Or, you can choose a minor in autism.
One of a Few
Ball State is just one of a few schools in the United States to offer an online undergraduate course sequence in ABA. The program is housed within Ball State’s Teachers College, which holds numerous national rankings and recognitions, including being ranked eighth by U.S. News & World Report for online graduate education programs.
Learn More and Contact Us Today
Learn more about the courses you will take and how to apply.
If this specialization sounds like the career direction you’d like to take, contact Amy Chamberlain, undergraduate ABA specialization advisor.