Counseling & Community Psychology - School of Health & Human Services - St. Cloud State University

Community Psychology
B210 Education Building
St. Cloud State University
720 4th Ave S
St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498
(campus map)

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30
Phone: (320) 308-2160
Fax: (320) 308-3216

Community Psychology Graduate Program

Behavior Analysis Welcome Packet

Behavior Analyst Certification Board Classes (BCBA and BCaBA)

The Behavior Analysis Program offers the following programs on campus and through a distance based format:

  • M.S. in Behavior Analysis - See student handbook
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) graduate coursework
  • Board Certified assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) Coursework- graduate and undergraduate coursework

BACB Certification Coursework

The Behavior Analysis Program is accredited by the Association for Behavior Analysis International and approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.

The courses should be taken in sequence and most are available each semester. BCBA students can take up to two courses per semester; however it is important that you be cognizant of your commitments and have the necessary time to complete course requirements. BCaBA students may only take one course per semester

BCBA Courses - Master's Level

Students who apply to take the BCBA exam must complete five courses.

  • CPSY 630 Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis (3 credits)
  • CPSY 641 Single Case Design (3 credits)
  • CPSY 634 Behavioral Assessment (3 credits)
  • CPSY 530 Seminar:  Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis II
  • Choose one of the following three:
    • CPSY 633 Behavior Therapy I (3 credits)
    • CPSY 530 Seminar: Autism (3 credits)
    • CPSY 530 Seminar: Functional Analysis (3 credits)

BCaBA - Bachelor's Level Examination

To sit for the BCaBA examination you must have completed a bachelor's degree. For students who have a bachelor's degree you may take either the undergraduate or graduate sequence to meet the BCaBA examination requirements. Students who have not yet completed a bachelor's degree must take the undergraduate course sequence. All courses are available on-line.

BCaBA Undergraduate Courses

  • CPSY 330 Principles of Learning
  • CPSY 433 Applied Behavior Analysis I
  • CPSY 434 Applied Behavior Analysis II

BCaBA Graduate Courses

  • CPSY 630 Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis
  • CPSY 634 Behavioral Assessment
  • CPSY 530 Seminar: Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis II

BCBA and BCaBA Course Grids can be found here.


Students who are only interested in completing the BCBA or BCaBA course sequences must complete and return the BCBA or BCaBA application form, see How to Apply to the Behavior Analysis Programs. Students who are interested in the M.S. in Behavior Analysis must make application to the SCSU School of Graduate Studies.

Registration and Tuition

Distance based students must contact the Center for Continuing Studies for registration information and current tuition rates. It is necessary to obtain a current SCSU student ID number and StarID to access course materials and readings. Students are also responsible to arrange for a test proctor and information is available on this web site.

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