Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in ABA

Level up with our flexible certificate program.

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a scientific approach that focuses on understanding and modifying behavior. The Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in ABA program at Mary Baldwin provides you with an understanding of behavior change principles grounded in theory and effective practice. This program was specifically designed for students who already hold a bachelor’s degree and are seeking undergraduate-level ABA credentials.

Time to Completion
1 year
Post-Bachelor's Certificate in ABA
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Why Study Applied Behavior Analysis at Mary Baldwin?

Our certificate program teaches you behavior change principles derived from renowned psychologists like B. F. Skinner and Edward Thorndike. Through the program, you’ll learn to systematically improve socially significant behaviors, identify variables crucial for behavior change through experimentation, teach appropriate behaviors, and reduce problem behaviors while replacing them with more desirable alternatives.

The Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in ABA program at Mary Baldwin University prepares you for a variety of professional roles where you can support individuals with behavioral needs. You may work with individuals with developmental conditions, children or adults facing behavior difficulties in school or home settings, institutions in need of behavioral intervention, or businesses seeking enhanced productivity through strategic organizational management planning.

Benefits of the program: 

  • Courses are offered online
  • Opportunities for on-the-job fieldwork 
  • Personalized advising

The Association for Behavior Analysis International has verified applicable Mary Baldwin University courses toward the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® examination. Applicants will need to meet additional eligibility requirements and demonstrate they reside in an authorized country before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination.

All ABAI Verified Course Sequences are required to publish pass rates of their students who take the BCaBA and BCBA examinations. View the BCBA and BCaBA Examination Pass Rates data. Pass-rate data 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.

To learn more about degree and fieldwork requirements for exam eligibility, please visit

Curriculum and Courses 

Our program provides the tools you need to take that next step and make an even bigger difference in your community. 


  • Basic Concepts & Principles of ABA (4 credits)
  • Behavior Assessment (3 credits)
  • Measurement, Data, & Experimental Design (3 credits)
  • Ethics in Behavior Analysis (3 credits)
  • Behavior Intervention Procedures (4 credits)
  • OBM: ABA Management (3 credits)

View all course requirements.

Outstanding Outcomes

Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBAs) work in a variety of settings including schools, clinics, home-based settings, and healthcare facilities.  They might also find rewarding careers in organizational behavior management.

Cost & Financial Aid

A great education is worth it. Our mission is to help you level up and bring your aspirations to life.

Are you a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT®)? We have a special offer for you. Receive a 15% discount if you are an RBT® entering the MS in ABA program, Post-Master’s Certificate in ABA, or Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in ABA.

It’s time to level up your career. Apply today!