Sep 27, 2023  
2023-2024 Florida Tech Catalog 
2023-2024 Florida Tech Catalog

Applied Behavior Analysis, B.A.

Major Code: 7148 Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom Admission Status: Undergraduate
Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne

Program Chair
David A. Wilder, Ph.D., BCBA-D

The undergraduate applied behavior analysis major is a unique program designed to provide knowledge and skills in preparation for graduate study or careers that employ applications of the concepts and principles of behavior analysis. On graduation, applied behavior analysis majors will have satisfied all knowledge and experience requirements necessary for admission to the examination for assistant certification in behavior analysis (BCaBA®) by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board® (BACB®).

Graduates of this program may pursue immediate certification as assistant-level behavior analysts to work in agencies and systems. Graduates will have the requisite course and experiential background to pursue the application for graduate study in behavior analysis.

Degree Requirements

Candidates for a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis must successfully complete 120 credit hours as indicated in the curriculum below.


Freshman Year

Spring (15 credit hours)

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

Fall (16 credit hours)

Spring (12 credit hours)

Total Credits Required: 120

Restricted Electives - Behavior Analysis

Students are required to choose one course from the behavior analysis science bases list and five courses from the behavior analysis electives list.

Experiential Requirements

Graduates of this program will have the coursework necessary to fulfill the requirements of the Behavior Analysis Certification Board for the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® (BCaBA). In addition to the coursework, BCaBA certification requires 1,300 hours of combined fieldwork and supervised practicum experience to be earned before the BCaBA examination. Students have the option of completing the supervision requirements with Florida Tech or at another institution (during the summers or subsequent to earning the B.A. degree). Students fulfilling supervision requirements with Florida Tech will need to ensure that 12 of the credits directed toward the restricted elective (behavior analysis) degree requirements include PSY 3550 one time, and PSY 4550 three times. Because of potential limitations on placements for supervision, these students should be prepared to register for PSY 3550 and/or PSY 4550 during summer semesters.