Bachelor of Arts Degrees
- Behavioral Health
- Criminal Justice Administration
- Criminal Justice Administration with Behavioral Health Minor
- Grades Pre K-4
- Liberal Studies
Behavioral Health - Overview
Do you want to make a difference in someone’s life? Are you interested in helping people lead healthier and more productive lives? Behavioral health issues affect a vast number of individuals in today’s society regardless of their age, socioeconomic status, or geographic location.
By enrolling in Alvernia’s Behavioral Health program, you will gain both theoretical and practical training for professional roles in prevention and treatment settings. You can choose to concentrate in one of three areas: chemical dependency, mental health, or child welfare.
You’ll find our faculty is dedicated to helping you succeed both in the classroom and in the field. Students participate in two field placements, which provide valuable exposure to work environments prior to graduation. Our graduates typically enter counseling, casework, and administrative positions in their chosen area of concentration.
If you want to make a difference by helping people engage in behaviors that lead to better health, Alvernia University is ready to help you reach your goal!
Communication - Overview
Communication is an extremely flexible and practical major that prepares students for a variety of careers. Alvernia University offers a major in Communication, which includes a broad spectrum of courses encompassing journalism, speech, film, theatre, and functional and creative writing for various media applications.
Criminal Justice Administration - Overview
Alvernia University’s Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration provides students interested in police work, criminal law, or corrections with an interdisciplinary study of crime and justice in today’s society. We also offer a Criminal Justice Administration with Behavioral Health Minor program for those individuals who want to enter both fields to increase their marketability.
Grades Pre K-4 – Overview
Like most people, you may remember a special teacher who inspired you and helped you to succeed. Teachers play a vital role in fostering the intellectual and social development of children during their formative years.
By earning Alvernia’s Bachelor of Arts degree in Grades Pre K-4, you can acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities you need to become a successful classroom teacher.
Liberal Studies – Overview
If you don’t see your ideal academic program in Alvernia’s list of majors, we have a solution for you!
By choosing our Liberal Studies major, you can design your own program of study to fit your educational, professional and personal goals. You decide on a theme and with the direction of a faculty advisor, you may choose from different disciplines to create the best learning experience that matches your interests and aspirations.
This major is an open and flexible program centered on the university’s core curriculum. You will benefit from the foundational courses important for all students, but also have the freedom to construct your own study plan.
Mary Ellen Symanski, RN, B.S.N., M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Nursing
“Dedicated professionals will be available to you as you pursue your degree. These individuals will draw on years of expertise and community involvement to support your progress.”
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Police officers are expanding their education through a partnership between Alvernia and the Philadelphia Police Academy.