Online Bachelor's inBehavioral and Health Services

Make a difference in your community.

Turn your passion for helping others into a profession with Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University). The fully online, flexible B.S. in Behavioral and Health Services degree provides the knowledge you need for careers that support individuals and communities in managing mental health and other health issues. Through coursework in psychology, counseling, rehabilitation and more, you’ll gain valuable skills you can apply both on the job and for continued study in graduate school.

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Degree Details

January 8, 2018

Next Start Date

2-3 Years

Program Length

120 Hours

Credits

8 Weeks

Course Length

Course Map

General Requirements (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)

You may transfer credits earned from successfully completed courses from previously attended, accredited colleges/universities. The transfer credits will be determined from transcripts. Your academic advisor will help you choose courses to complete your degree.

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 Skills
  • 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)

Your academic advisor will help you choose courses to complete your degree.

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

Potential Careers

As a graduate of this program, you will gain skills to work with children, teens and adults in your community. This rewarding career path is experiencing rapid growth, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicting a 19 percent growth rate through the year 2024. You also will be prepared to apply to graduate studies in psychology and counseling. Other career opportunities include:

  • Mental health technician
  • Residential treatment specialist
  • Health services manager
  • Community health specialist

Admissions Requirements

Jefferson Online has a rolling admissions policy that allows decisions to be made as soon as your file is complete.

  1. Submit a completed online application.
  2. Provide an official copy of a high school transcript with a posted graduation date or proof of successful completion of a GED program. Home-schooled students are also encouraged to apply for admission. Interested applicants should contact (855) 865-5565 to discuss application requirements.
  3. High school and GED accreditation must be recognized by a state, regional, or other accrediting agency that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  4. If you have earned credits after high school, you will need to submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended. An official copy of a transcript is a transcript that is stamped with the school’s seal.

Once you’ve applied, your enrollment counselor will provide you with an Official Transcript Request form. You should fill this out and return it signed in ink to your Enrollment Counselor. We will work to request your transcripts from any prior institutions on your behalf. You can get a head start on the credit evaluation process by submitting unofficial transcripts of grades and credits for prior coursework to online@philau.edu, with a statement indicating where you are in the application process.

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