The Bachelor of Science in Social & Behavioral Health is a multidisciplinary degree spanning three colleges and four academic departments. The program provides students with the opportunity to learn foundation skills necessary to succeed in the dynamic health and social services environments. Areas of study include health services, health analytics, complementary & alternative healthcare, cultural & social aspects of health, and behavioral & mental health.
Students will have the opportunity to learn many skills, including but not limited to the following:
- how community and social factors contribute to a variety of public health solutions and policies;
- how to plan, implement, and administer social service and/or behavioral health programs;
- how to design, evaluate, and assess social service and/or behavioral health programs to ensure their quality and effectiveness;
- how to work with individuals in community or social services settings;
- and how to help people navigate the healthcare system to find the resources they need to be healthy.
Program features include, but are not limited to: flexibility in designing program to fit interests, courses taught by experts in the field, and participating in an internship practicum providing real job experience
Program Learning Outcomes
After completing the BS in Social and Behavioral Health, students will be able to:
- Assess social and cultural frameworks of diverse populations of healthcare consumers
- Demonstrate understanding of human growth and development as related to social and behavioral health issues
- Demonstrate knowledge of complementary, alternative, and integrative approaches to health and wellness
- Design and assess social and behavioral programs, research or services aimed at improving health