This mission of the faculty who teach and mentor Behavior Analysis students is to serve the students, local community, and state of Michigan by providing the education and experiential training necessary to becoming competent and ethical assistant Behavior Analysts whose approach to behavior is consistent with a radical behaviorist perspective, founded on empirically derived principles of behavior, who will become credentialed, and who are prepared to pursue a graduate degree if they so choose.
Whether you would like to gain a better understanding as to why people do what they do, or would like to help people develop useful skills across home, school, work, social, organizational and many other settings, Northern Michigan University's Bachelor's degree in Behavior Analysis is a BACB Verified Course Sequence (#4467). This means our program is designed to provide students with the coursework and practicum experience to qualify for credentialing at the assistant behavior analyst (BCaBA) level.* This means students will gain academic knowledge related to basic principles of behavior/environment interactions, assessment procedures to determine the 'function' or the reason behaviors occur, and intervention delivery techniques. In addition to the academic knowledge required to assess and modify behavior at the assistant Behavior Analyst level, students will obtain practical experience through university practicum placements supervised by Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA). Students in this program earn practicum experience in NMU's Behavior Education Assessment and Research center.
For degree requirements specific to this program, click here.
Contact us at:
Department of Psychological Science
Northern Michigan University
1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette, MI 49866
*Pass-rate data for VCS programs can be found here. Pass-rates are not published for sequences with fewer than six first-time candidates in a single year or for sequences within their first four years of Operation.