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BACB-approved Course Sequence in Behavior Analysis


The Opportunity
From special education to behavior therapy, to school administration and beyond, behavior analysts make a difference in the world. The University of Kansas is a pioneering institution in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. Let our nationally respected program provide you with the necessary tools to advance your career with BACB certification.

The Certificate
The six-course cycle offered by The KU Department of Applied Behavioral Science fulfills the educational requirement to sit for the BACB certification examination. This all-online class format is tailored for busy professionals and graduate students, allowing you to get the quality instruction and preparation you need - on your schedule. 

  • ABSC 770: Within Subjects Research Methodology and Direct Observation
  • ABSC 771: Introduction to Applied Behavioral Science
  • ABSC 850: Principles of Behavior Analysis
  • ABSC 851: Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Applied Behavioral Science
  • ABSC 852: Behavior Analysis in Developmental Disabilities
  • ABSC 853: Functional Behavioral Assessment

Course details and an example program schedule can be found here

These courses cover the philosophy, science and practice of behavior analysis. Students study the principles of behavior, and how those principles relate to the analysis of human behavior in different practical contexts. The course cycle can be completed in one calendar year, so you can quickly put your knowledge to work in the real world.

Program Format
This course cycle incorporates both synchronous and asynchronous delivery, with once-weekly required online classroom meetings. Complete coursework at your own pace, and discuss content with fellow students whenever and wherever you want. 

Course features:

  • Once-weekly “live” virtual classroom discussions with instructors
  • Recorded video and audio lectures
  • Online quizzes and readings

To sit for the BACB certification examination, applicants must fulfill specific educational and supervisory requirements. The KU online program fulfills the educational requirements. Students arrange their own supervision, with advice and support from KU faculty. During the program, faculty intermittently meet with students to review their supervision progress.

Gainful Employment Disclosure
Disclosure information about the U.S. Department of Education Gainful Employment Program can be seen here.

More Information
For more information about online behavior analysis programs at the University of Kansas, please complete the form in the top right corner of this page.

KU also offers a non-credit, online RBT exam prep course.

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Cost per credit hour
Resident or MetroKC Nonresident
$667.00 $667.00

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