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 (defined as the local collection of academic faculty responsible for mounting a specialized curriculum within a college/school) of education.

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 (defined as the local collection of academic faculty responsible for mounting a specialized curriculum within a college/school) of psychology.

Note:

Degrees in forms of counseling and other mental health areas must meet these definitions.

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.