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Behavioral Science Degree - Bachelor of Science

Degree Overview

If you have a passion to help people, working in the human services field is a rewarding career. Exploring and understanding the effects of human actions and relationships between individuals in the family, in business, and society is the focus of Bellevue University's Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science.

The foundational knowledge of the degree includes major concepts and theories from psychology, sociology, and counseling, with an emphasis on applications to human services and personal improvement. Applied experience will help you deepen a reflective understanding of self, of the needs of diverse populations of people, and agencies that provide services.

All Bellevue University degrees are designed to deliver a transformative student learning experience that is flexible enough to accommodate your personal and work schedules.

Learning Outcomes

At successful completion of the Bellevue University Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science degree you will be qualified to enter the human service field or for advancement in a current human services setting.

If you desire to pursue graduate study in clinical counseling or human services administration, the curriculum fully prepares you to pursue the Master of Arts in Human Services (a degree designed for human service agency administration leadership) or a Master of Science in Clinical Counseling (a degree designed for licensure preparation in mental health fields).

This degree equips you with the following learning skills (defined as critical thinking, creative thinking, communicating, and collaborating) needed for professionals in the field:

  • Analyze and apply the role of professional and ethical standards in human services
  • Evaluate the practical and theoretical knowledge and skill sets appropriate for helping professionals such as counseling theories, treatment strategies, and leadership strategies
  • Design empirically supported communications appropriate to human service clientele
  • Distinguish the influences of diversity on human relationships

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