Bachelor of Arts Degree - Applied Behaviour Analysis (Autism)

Faculty of Arts & Sciences School of Social Sciences


4 year(s)

Program Highlights

Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Applied Behaviour Analysis – Autism at CapU are in high demand.

Build the specialized skills to work with children, youth and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). 

In the program, you'll train in many key areas, including behaviour principles, assessments and applications, supporting individuals with ASD and their families, assessment and intervention planning for children with ASD and using applied behaviour analysis with adults who have ASD and other developmental disabilities. 

You'll also take part in three different supervised practicum placements to help you gain on the job experience before graduation.

Program graduates are eligible to sit for the exam immediately to become Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBA).


CampusTermsFull/Part Time
North VancouverFallFull-time or part-time

Tuition and Fees Per Year

Domestic Students
Year Tuition Fees Total
Year 1$4451 $1638 $6089
Year 2$4451 $1638 $6089
Year 3$7800 $1638 $9437
Year 4$8066 $1638 $9704
Year 5$0 $0 $0
Total$24768 $6551 $31320

Note: Fees are subject to change. Some programs have fees for supplies and equipment that aren’t included in the estimate. To get an idea of what you’ll pay to study at CapU, try out our Tuition & Fees Estimator.

First & Second Years

Total credits: 60.00

ABA 100Introduction to Behaviour Principles3.00 credits
ABA 101Observations of ABA in Community Settings3.00 credits
ABA 200A Survey of Applied Behaviour Analytic Applications3.00 credits
ABA 201Observation Practicum3.00 credits
ENGL 100University Writing Strategies3.00 credits
100/200 Level Elective Course3.00 credits
ENGL or CMNS 100 level or higher3.00 credits
PSYC 100 level or higher3.00 credits
PSYC 100 level or higher3.00 credits
Quantitative/Analytical course3.00 credits
100/200 Level Elective Course or Related Coursework* *Up to 30 credits of course work in related area of study, such as education assistant, child & youth development, developmental disability, early childhood education, special needs, applied behaviour analysis autism, behavioural sciences, social work.30.00 credits


Third Year

Total credits: 30.00

ABA 312Single Subject Research Design and Statistics3.00 credits
ABA 341Applied Behaviour Analysis I: Principles of Behaviour3.00 credits
ABA 342Applied Behaviour Analysis II: Procedures for Behaviour Change3.00 credits
ABA 343Ethics and Professional Standards3.00 credits
ABA 344Autism Spectrum Disorders - I3.00 credits
ABA 346Autism Spectrum Disorders - II3.00 credits
ABA 426Assessment and Intervention Planning for Young Children with ASD3.00 credits
300 or 400 level Elective3.00 credits
300 or 400 level Elective3.00 credits
Choose 3.00 credits from the following list:
ABA 313Supporting Individuals with ASD and Their Families Across the Lifespan3.00 credits
ABA300 or 400 level Elective3.00 credits


Fourth Year

Total credits: 30.00


Total program credits: 120.00

Program Notes

Students starting in their baccalaureate degree on or after Fall 2018 and graduating on or after June 2022 must meet Cap Core graduation requirements in addition to their program requirements.

Students in this program that have transferred to Capilano University with 50 or more credits from another institution that are residing outside of the Vancouver area and are unable to take courses in-person at Capilano University have a residency requirement of 25%.

Important Dates

Application Dates

Oct 6, 2020 - Sep 7, 2021

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Jul 5, 2021

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 23, 2021 4:00 PM

Application Dates

Oct 5, 2021 - Aug 2, 2022

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Jul 4, 2022

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 22, 2022 4:00 PM

Note: Dates are subject to change.

How to apply

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  2. Check the application and document deadlines for your program.
  3. Complete and submit your application through EducationPlannerBC.
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    2. Pay your application fee.
  4. Admissions will review your application and contact you.

Admission Requirements

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