About the CCPS Behavioral & Community Health Major

Major Total Credit Hours 47-48
General Education 47
Electives 29-30
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.

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Program Requirements

Credit Hours

Prerequisites

Required
Courses


PSYC 101: Introduction to Psychology

3 hrs None

PSYC 234: Drugs and Behavior

3 hrs PSYC 101
PSYC 314: Community Psychology 3 hrs None
PSYC 334: Abnormal Psychology 3 hrs PSYC 101 or CRIM 102, plus three additional hours in psychology
SOCI 101: Introduction to Sociology 3 hrs None
SOCI 347: Medical Sociology 3 hrs None
BSCI 200: Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences 3 hrs PSYC 101, or CRIM 102, or SOCI 101
EXSP 345: Wellness & Health Promotion 3 hrs None
LDST 400: Grant Writing 3 hrs None
BSCI 493: Senior Seminar 3 hrs BSCI 200, BSCI 274 and senior status

Choose One EXSP 220: Personal Wellness 2 hrs See the course descriptions section of this catalog for individual course requirements
PSYC 110: Stress Management I 3 hrs
PSYC 312: Positive Psychology 3 hrs

Choose three COMM 220: Business Communication and Writing
COMM 231: Integrated Brand Management
CRIM 310: Child Abuse/Neglect
CRIM 332: Juvenile Delinquency
CRIM 342: The Correctional System
PSYC 240: Social Psychology
PSYC 326: Theories of Counseling and Guidance
PSYC 352: Psychology of Gender
SOCI 246: Introduction to Social Work
SOCI 316: Minority Groups
SOCI 327: Social Gerontology

9 hrs

See the course descriptions section of this catalog for individual course requirements


Choose one

CRIM 341: Justice, Punishment, and Ethics
EDUC 205: Diversity and Social Justice in Education
PHIL 305: Ethical Issues in Health Care

3 hrs

See the course descriptions section of this catalog for individual course requirements

Choose one

BSCI 274: Statistical Foundations for Behavioral Sciences
MATH 227: Introduction to Statistics

3 hrs

See the course descriptions section of this catalog for individual course requirements


TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 47-48 hrs