B.S. in Behavioral and Health Services

If you're looking to turn your passion for helping others into a rewarding career, an online B.S. in Behavioral and Health Services from Philadelphia University can help you get where you want to go. With courses in psychology, counseling, rehabilitation and the liberal arts, you will be prepared to help support individuals and communities in managing mental health and other issues that impact the ability to lead happy and productive lives. You also will be prepared to apply to graduate programs in psychology, counseling, and other human services fields.

As a graduate, you will be prepared to work with children, teens and adults as group home managers, behavioral health specialists, addiction counselors, among other career options. You also will be prepared to apply to graduate studies in psychology and counseling.

Philadelphia University's Online B.S. in Behavioral and Health Services degree can be completed entirely online, so you can earn your degree while balancing work, family and other responsibilities. Courses are offered in 8-week sessions, six times a year, which makes it possible to complete your degree more quickly.

Curriculum

Competencies: (24 Credits)

  • CSS101: Learning Across the Lifespan (Note: Students start their program with this course)
  • Writing
  • Science
  • History
  • Social Science
  • Information Systems
  • Math
  • Humanities


Lower Division Electives: (Up to 30 Credits)

  • Students may select online coursework from Philadelphia University Online Course catalog.


General Education Core: (18 credits)

  • Business, Industry and Work in American History
  • Globalization and World Politics
  • The Social Science of the Workplace
  • Financial Accounting
  • Professional Communication
  • Professional Studies Capstone (Students may take this course when they reach 100 + credits)


Professional Education Core: (21 Credits)

  • Elements of Organization
  • Principles of Management
  • Learning with Technology
  • Economic Decision Making
  • Finding and Evaluating Statistical Data
  • Financial Decision Making (Prerequisite: STAT 311)
  • Leadership Theory and Ethical Practices


Upper Division Electives: (9 Credits)

  • Students may select online coursework from Philadelphia University Online Course catalog.


Major Concentration: (18 credits)

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Interpersonal Relations and Small Group Dynamics
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Behavioral Health and Neurorehabilitation
  • Applied Project in Behavioral Health/Neurorehab