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Behavior Analysis

No longer taking students as of Fall 2021

Behavior Analysis at NMU

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.

Mission Statement

The mission of the faculty who teach and mentor Behavior Analysis students is to serve the students, local community, and the state of Michigan by providing the education and experiential training necessary to become competent and ethical assistant Behavior Analysts.  

*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.

Contact Information

Department of Psychological Science
(906) 227-2935
psych@nmu.edu