ACCEPTABLE DEGREE DEFINITIONS

Behavior Analysis:

The degree or program name must include the term “behavior analysis” (or a functional equivalent). Graduate programs accredited by Association for Behavior Analysis International meet this requirement.

Education:

The degree or program name must include the words “education” or “educational.” Applicants with education degrees that do not meet this requirement must submit documentation clearly illustrating that (a) the coursework was focused on education and (b) the degree was offered by a department of education. Department is defined as the local collection of academic faculty responsible for mounting a specialized curriculum within a college/school.

Psychology:

The degree or program name must include the word “psychology” or “psychological.” Applicants with psychology degrees that do not meet this requirement must submit documentation clearly illustrating that (a) the coursework was focused on psychology and (b) the degree was offered by a department of psychology. Department is defined as the local collection of academic faculty responsible for mounting a specialized curriculum within a college/school.

Note:

Degrees in forms of counseling and other mental health areas must meet this definition.

Degree Program in Which the Candidate Completed a BACB Verified Course Sequence:

Applicants who seek to exercise this option must demonstrate that (a) they completed a single BACB verified course sequence (BCBA-level) as part of their degree requirements, and (b) the verified course sequence meets all of the current coursework requirements for BCBA-level certification, and (c) the verified coursework was offered by the department in which the program was housed and was included in the degree program’s official plan of study.

Note:

verified courses may have been offered either as core requirements or elective courses, but they must have been offered by program faculty.