About the CCPS Behavioral & Community Health Major
|Major Total Credit Hours||47-48|
|Total Credit Hours||124 (minimum)|
The B.S. in Behavioral and Community Health is designed to help students better understand the psychological, social, cultural, economic, and environmental circumstances that affect people’s chances for a healthy life. The major is multidisciplinary and includes coverage of health behavior, mental illness and addiction, social epidemiology, ethical issues, research methodologies and data analysis, community outreach strategies, and professional development opportunities. Depending on professional interests, students may concentrate their elective coursework in a particular discipline, if desired.
The program prepares students to work with individuals, groups, and families in health behavior programs, mental health centers, social service agencies, wellness centers, research centers, and media organizations, as well as in city, state and national health departments. For students who are interested in becoming substance abuse counselors the Missouri Credentialing Board (MCB) gives credit for applicable degrees, which reduces other credentialing requirements for applicants. The MCB considers the B.S. in Behavioral and Community Health to be an applicable degree.