Begin a Career in Behavioral Health with a Bachelor’s from GCU

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Does the idea of studying human behavior and helping others improve their quality of life interest you? If so, then a degree in behavioral health may put you on a path to a career that you’ll love. Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Science is for students who wish to gain a broad perspective on different areas in the field of behavioral health. Continue reading to learn more about how this program can prepare you for a rewarding career in behavioral health:

Gain a Strong Behavioral Health Foundation

This degree’s coursework provides you with an in-depth study of human behavior within an environment in which ethics and compassion are emphasized. You will receive the training that you need to pursue a long-term, successful career in behavioral health. You can also choose to continue your education at the graduate level to gain professional, hands-on experience.

Learn How to Improve the Lives of Others

While earning this degree, you are introduced to topics like counseling theories, human development and abnormal psychology. Other areas that you’ll explore in your coursework include family dynamics, trauma, ethics of behavioral health science and cultural diversity. You’ll also study research, information literacy and report writing in behavioral health.

Prepare to Help Others as a Behavioral Health Professional

After completing the Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Science degree program, you will be equipped to enter the behavioral health field as a technician, specialist or paraprofessional. You can also consider a career path as a social and community service member, case manager or mental health service technician. After earning your degree, you will be equipped to help others while working in a behavioral health area such as health services and counseling.

At Grand Canyon University, our goal is to provide each of our learners with a quality education that supports their professional goals. For more information on human services programs, visit our website or click the Request More Information button on this page.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Grand Canyon University. Any sources cited were accurate as of the publish date.

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