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Student Learning Outcomes

The BACB used the Labor Insight™ database from Burning Glass Technologies to assess the U.S. employment demand for behavior analysts from 2010-2019 and the demand by state for the past 12 months. "Demand for behavior analysts is increasing: Annual demand for individuals holding BCBA/BCBA-D certification has increased each year since 2010, with an 80% increase from 2018 to 2019. In addition, increases in demand occurred in every state since 2010. Demand in 2019 was highest in 5 states (ordered from highest to lowest): California, Massachusetts, Texas, Illinois, and Florida. These 5 states account for 48% of the demand for behavior analysts, with California alone accounting for 31%." Read the full report here

Graduates who complete the Applied Behavior Analysis program are expected to be able to:

  • Foundational Knowledge/ Verbal Description of the Science: state examples and non-examples of behavior analytic practice correctly;
  • Assessment: implement/ conduct behaviorally based assessments (functional behavioral assessment/ skill based behavioral assessment) and present the results of assessment to a team;
  • Intervention/ Methodologies: implement behaviorally-based tactics and methods with individuals/ clients/ students receiving ABA services under the supervision of a BCBA;
  • Ethical Practice: Practice according to the Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts;
  • Foundational Knowledge/ Philosophical Assumptions: Explain the connection between behavior analytic practices/ tactics/ systems and the philosophical assumptions of science;
  • Measurement, Experimentation and Analysis: design measurement systems, conduct experiments, and evaluate the results of measurement and experimentation;
  • Management and Supervision: design, implement, and evaluate systems for management, training, and supervision;
  • BCBA Examination: qualify to sit for the certification exam in applied behavior analysis