Accelerated Bachelor's Degree Completion

B.S. in Behavioral and Health Services

No matter what’s fueling your ambition, we have the tools and structure to help you every step of the way as you achieve your goals.

The Accelerated Bachelors Degree Completion Program behavioral and health services major specifically targets the needs of health-care providers who work in a variety of behavioral health environments, and provides a foundation in developmental, abnormal, and counseling psychology. Your courses will be rooted in the real world–culminating in an in-depth, work-based project focusing on the applications of behavioral health and neurorehabilitation in a specific professional environment.

As a graduate, you will be prepared to apply for graduate studies in Jefferson's Master of Science program in Community and Trauma Counseling.

behavioral and health services studentsAccelerated Program Features

Get the Credit Your Deserve: To be admitted, you must have a minimum of 30 transferable credits. You can transfer up to 72 credits.
Schedule for Your Busy Life: Eight-week terms; afternoon, evening and Saturday morning classes; and online courses enable you to schedule your education around life and career demands.
Learn from the Real-world: Experienced faculty give insight into the field, while collaborative projects help develop practical skills while building your network.

Curriculum

To earn a Bachelor of Science degree, you must complete a minimum of 120 credits. These credits are acquired through transfer of credits from previously attended accredited colleges, universities and institutes, and through courses taken at Jefferson. Specific course requirements are listed below. Remaining credits are satisfied with elective courses.

General Requirements: College-level courses in writing, math, science, history, social science, humanities, and information systems are required for a Bachelor of Science degree.

General Education Core: 15 credits

  • HIST-321 Business, Industry and Work in American History
  • HUMN-310 Globalization and World Politics
  • SOC-310 The Social Science of the Workplace
  • COMM-320 Professional Communication Skills
  • CSSEM-499 Professional Studies Capstone Seminar

Continuing Professional Studies Core: 18 credits

  • CSSEM-300 Professional Practice Seminar
  • MGMT-361 Leadership Theory and Ethical Practices
  • ECON-331 Economic Decision Making
  • STAT-311 Finding and Evaluating Statistical Data
  • FINC-323 Financial Decision Making
  • IT-201 Learning and Technology

*Major Courses: 15 credits
Students take 5 of the 6 courses listed below:
(Introduction to Psychology is the prerequisite for all Psych courses)

  • PSYCH-201 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYCH-222 Counseling Psychology
  • PSYCH-213 Developmental Psychology
  • PSYCH-233 Interpersonal Relations and Small Group Dynamics
  • BEHLT-341 Behavioral Health and Neurorehabilitation
  • BEHLT-499 Applied Project in Behavioral Health and Neurorehabilitation

*Courses in this program are offered at Thomas Jefferson University’s East Falls Campus, the Bucks County Campus, and in Delaware County at the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology.