Behavioral Health Bachelor of Arts Degree

Bachelor Degree in Behavioral Health Curriculum

Liberal Arts Core (54/55 credits)*
General Elective Requirements (as needed)**


Behavioral Health Major Requirements (54 Credits):

BH 201 Foundations of Addictions
BH 202 Origins of Mental Illness
BH 204 Theories of Counseling & Psychotherapy
BH 230 Assessment and Evaluation
BH 303 Counseling Techniques I
BH 305 Group Counseling I
BH 330 Crisis Intervention
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
BH Practicums (12 credits)


Choose 12 credits within one concentration:

Addictions Study Concentration:

BH 203 Neuropharmacology
BH 220 Prevention and Intervention Services
BH 240 Addictive Behaviors
BH 304 Counseling Techniques II
BH 306 Group Counseling II
BH 400 Marriage and Family Counseling
BH 402 Management of Human Service Agencies
BH 411 Counseling Special Populations -OR-
BH 413 Special Issues Seminar
BH 414 Emotional and Behavioral Pathology


Mental Health Concentration:

BH 203 Neuropharmacology
BH 240 Addictive Behaviors
BH 300 Case Management
BH 304 Counseling Techniques II
BH 306 Group Counseling II
BH 400 Marriage and Family Counseling
BH 402 Management of Human Service Agencies
BH 411 Counseling Special Populations -OR-
BH 413 Special Issues Seminar
BH 414 Emotional and Behavioral Pathology


Child Welfare Concentration:

SW 201 Introduction to Social Work
SW 202 Social Services to Children
SW 301 Social Welfare
CJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice
CJ 175 Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation
CJ 272 Probation and Parole  -OR-
CJ 274 Corrections and Rehabilitation
BH 300 Case Management
BH 411 Counseling Special Populations -OR-
BH 413 Special Issues Seminar

Related Required Coursework (6 credits)
PSY 208 Human Development Across Life Span
PSY 215 Multicultural Issues in Psychology

*Students entering the program with 70+ credits or an associates degree must complete 30/31 Liberal Arts Core credits.

**A total of 123 credits including 3 credits in a human diversity course are required to complete a Bachelor’s degree. To adhere to Franciscan Values, community service hours are also required. In addition, at least 30 credits at the 300/400 level must be taken at Alvernia University.




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