Behavioral Healthcare Major


Behavioral health problems, including mental illness and substance abuse, are among the greatest public health challenges facing our communities. New, scientific based treatment approaches are available to treat and prevent many of these behavioral health issues. The Behavioral Healthcare major will expose students to these treatment approaches as well as to issues in the organization, finances, and outcome of behavioral health services.

About the Department & College

The Behavioral Healthcare major is offered by the Department of Mental Health Law & Policy in the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences. Nineteen faculty members have been selected to teach in this program. Many are nationally recognized researchers in the field. The department has external funding of $9.8 million to conduct research in mental illness, substance use disorders, and related forensic issues.