Frequently Asked Questions

The following information answers the frequently asked questions about the Applied Behavior Analysis program at UWF.

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  • How many classes do I take if I am interested in becoming a BCaBA?(This is the associate level certification that requires an undergraduate degree)
    • You would take courses 1-4.
  • How many classes do I take if I am interested in becoming a BCBA?(This is the masters level certification that requires a master's degree in a related field)
    • You would take courses 1-6.
  • Am I able to take more than one course at a time?
    • No. One course is offered at a time. Courses are in sequential order and each course is 12 weeks in length.
    • As one course ends, the next one begins.
  • Where can I find the syllabus for each course?
  • What is the cost of each course?
  • Is there financial aid for this program?
    • If you are a non-degree seeking student, you are not eligible to receive financial aid.
    • If you are degree seeking, then you are eligible to apply for funding.
    • If you have questions regarding military financial aid, please contact the UWF Military & Veterans Resource Center.
  • Since these classes are online, do I have to attend class each week?
    • There are weekly virtual interactive online class meetings that you may wish to attend live or watch via recording.
    • There is a specific time each day each week for the live interactive sessions.
    • Attendance is only mandatory for the first class meeting.
    • Each additional course provides the opportunity to earn extra credit for attending and actively participating.
  • What if I don't have a master's degree?
    • The University of West Florida offers an online MA Degree in Exceptional Student Education.
    • The MA degree is only 6 additional courses to the BCBA course sequence.
    • More information
  • What if I already have a qualifying master's degree? Can I still take these courses?
    • Yes! You would join our program as a non-degree seeking student.
  • How do I register for these courses?
    • Visit our Registration Overview page for detailed instructions.
  • What do I need to know if I am an international student?
    • Please contact the UWF International Student Office.
    • If English is not your native language or you did not earn your bachelors degree from an English-speaking country, then you will need to submit official TOEFL, IELTS, or MELAB scores that meet the University minimum test score requirements to show that you are proficient in English.
    • More information
  • What is the policy for withdrawals?
  • What is the policy for refunds?
    • Please view the UWF refund policy
    • ABA courses are considered "E-Term" and dates do not follow the traditional academic calendar for A, B and C term courses.

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