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Psychology - Behavior Analysis, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #703 (BCR) , NV,
The mission of the undergraduate Psychology degree specialization in Behavior Analys is from University of Nevada, Reno is to produce skilled behavior analysts who meet the needs of the community and contribute to science and practice of behavior analysis.


This mission is achieved by providing comprehensive training in behavior analysis, out of which more advanced basic, applied and theoretical interests may be developed. The specialization involves 19 credits.

Behavior analysis is a highly specialized field of study that is not duplicated elsewhere at the University of Nevada, Reno. The behavior analysis specialization allows students to become eligible for certification as Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts, an internationally recognized paraprofessional credential, and to be eligible for licensure in Nevada as Certified Autism Behavior Interventionists. The curriculum also meets the standards for undergraduate program accreditation by the Association for Behavior Analysis International.

Career options:

The degree specialization, in the context of the psychology major, prepares students for graduate study or for paraprofessional careers in human service

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

    Courses included:
  • General Psychology
  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Elementary Analysis of Behavior
  • Ethics in Behavior Analysis
  • Appl Behav Analysis
  • Research Methods in Behavioral Analysis
  • Experimental Analysis of Behavior
  • Radical Behaviorism
  • Principles of Psychological Assessment
  •  Field Experience in the Teaching of Psychology
  • Field Experience in Behavior Analysis 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Requirements:  If you are a student who does not meet our academic GPA requirements, but have graduated with an Advanced Diploma from a Nevada high school, you will be granted admission to the University. You must also meet the 13 core course requirements in English, mathematics, social studies and natural sciences to be considered for admission.
  • You must have a 3.0 weighted GPA in the academic core courses in order to be admitted to the University of Nevada, Reno. The academic courses include: English, math, social sciences and natural sciences. A weighted GPA takes into account the extra difficulty of honors, AP or IB classes.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14472 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7236 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Reno

  • 860 - 1230 USD/month
    Living Costs

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