Behavioral Health Science

*Course List and Sequence

This program provides students who are interested in psychology and therapy with the knowledge, skills, and qualifications to be successful in multiple Behavioral Science positions and/or to continue their education by transferring completed coursework to a Bachelor degree program.

Students will progress from a foundational knowledge of behavioral science to a more advanced understanding of addictions, cognitive conditions (autism, Alzheimer's, dementia, and/or traumatic brain injury), and personality disorders. Students will master the application, documentation, and assessment of recognized treatments.


What can I do with a Behavioral Health Science degree?

The program provides opportunities for students to earn a Pennsylvania certification in Associate Addiction Counselor (AAC), and/or Certified Family Recovery Specialist (CFRS). Students may also be eligible to apply for the nationally recognized certification of Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) from the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB). Graduates will be prepared and qualified to work in a variety of healthcare settings including: clinics, hospitals, treatment centers, and home healthcare.

Skills you will gain

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Graduates will demonstrate effective communication skills while working with patients of all cognitive levels.
  • Graduates will analyze and apply psychological and sociological theories used in interventions.
  • Graduates will explain and demonstrate approaches to the treatment and prevention of drug and alcohol abuse and addictions.