Behavioral Healthcare Concentration

24 credit hours

Behavioral health problems, including mental illness and substance abuse, are among the greatest public health challenges facing our communities. Students enrolling in the Behavioral Healthcare concentration within the Bachelor In General Studies will be exposed to treatment approaches as well as to issues related to the organization, financing, delivery, and outcomes of behavioral health services. Combining academic and experiential learning, the concentration provides students with information and practical experience in behavioral healthcare services.

Required Courses: (15 hours)
MHS 3411 Multidisciplinary Behavioral Healthcare 3
MHS 4002 Behavior Health Systems Delivery 3
MHS 4408 Exemplary Practices in Behavioral Healthcare 3
MHS 4425 Field Experience in Behavioral Healthcare 3
MHS 4703 Legal, Ethical & Professional Issues in BHC 3

Electives: (6 hours)
Choose 2 of the following:
CLP 4414 Behavior Modification 3
MHS 4022 Adult Psychopathology in the Community 3
MHS 4023 Recovery-Oriented Mental Health Services 3
MHS 4203 Practical Skills: Children's Behavioral Healthcare 3
MHS 4434 Behavioral Health and the Family 3
MHS 4452 Co-occurring Disorders 3
MHS 4463 Suicide Issues in Behavioral Health 3
MSH 4490 Behavioral Healthcare Issues for Children 3
MHS 4731 Writing for Research and Publication in BCS 3
MHS 4741 Advanced Research Methods: Behav/Community Science 3
MHS 4931 Selected Topics: Gerontological Counseling 3
RCS 4033 Overview of Rehab & MH Counseling Professions 3

College Exit Requirement: (3 hours)
IDS 4934 Senior Capstone for BSAS/BGS 3
This course is the required capstone course for all BGS concentrations.

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