BS in Behavioral Health Counseling Overview Drexel University’s online Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Counseling program offers an innovative curriculum for those interested in helping people with psychiatric and/or substance use disorders. Featuring a competency-based curriculum that addresses the growing need for skilled, direct service providers, you'll learn a broad range of evidence-based practices associated with individual and group counseling, person-centered assessment and treatment planning, psychiatric rehabilitation, recovery-oriented treatment of substance-use disorders, child and family-focused interventions, and other essential clinical skills in demand by behavioral health care employers. You will graduate from this program with both a comprehensive understanding of the bio-psychosocial origins and impact of behavioral disorders, and the skills needed to promote wellness.You'll learn how to:Establish rapport with people with disabilities and assess for strengths and deficitsDevelop service plans, promote shared-decision making, and facilitate motivation for changeForm partnerships with family caregivers, navigate systems of care, and advocate for people with disabilitiesWhat Can You Do With A Behavioral Health Degree?Graduates of a behavioral health degree program typically find employment in areas such as: Addictions CounselingPsychiatric RehabilitationIndividual and Group CounselingFamily and Child Support ServicesResidential ServicesCase Management and Services CoordinationCrisis InterventionForensic Mental Health ServicesProgram FeaturesFaculty, who are experienced behavioral health professionals, bring a wealth of knowledge and skill to the classroom, and are renowned for their research and clinical practice experienceAccess to stimulating learning environments, interdisciplinary health care scenarios, and active learning activities that go beyond conventional readings and lecturesA skills-based curriculum and innovative hands-on trainingNo on-campus requirements State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more. Curriculum This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.You can transfer up to 135 quarter credits (equivalent to 90 semester credits) from any accredited institution of higher learning as long as the grade is a C or better. Most credits will fulfill liberal arts or general classes. General Education Requirements UNIV NH101The Drexel Experience1.0CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0Computing/Communication Requirement3.0CS 161Introduction to Computing or COM 230 Techniques of SpeakingEnglish 9.0ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres Life Science3.0BIO 100Applied Cells, Genetics & Physiology or BIO 107 Cells, Genetics & PhysiologyMathematics 3.0MATH 107Probability and Statistics for Liberal Arts Humanities and Social Sciences13.0ANTH 101Introduction to Cultural Diversity PSY 240 Abnormal Psychology SOC 101Introduction to Sociology Any (1) Four Credit History Course Humanities and Social Sciences Electives24.0Free Electives54.0Behavioral Health Counseling Courses30.0BACS 100Life Span Human Development BACS 200Foundation of Behavioral Health Care BACS 220Counseling Theory and Practice BACS 232Ethics and Professional Responsibility BACS 234Introduction to Addictive Disorders BACS 236Psychiatric Rehabilitation Principles and Practices BACS 255Multicultural Counseling BACS 301Group Counseling I BACS 304Cognitive and Behavioral Counseling I BACS 401Assessment and Treatment Planning Behavioral Health Counseling Electives39.0Select 13 From the Following Course List: BACS 230Genetics and Mental Health BACS 310Recovery and Relapse Prevention BACS 312Case Management Methods BACS 320Crisis and Brief Intervention BACS 325Psychopharmacology for Counselors BACS 345Careers in Behavioral Health BACS 350Child Psychopathology BACS 360Preventing Substance Abuse BACS 367Advanced Counseling Intervention BACS 368Addictions Counseling with Special Populations BACS 370Problem Gambling Interventions BACS 380Trauma-Informed Care BACS 390Special Topics in Mental Health BACS 404Cognitive and Behavioral Counseling II BACS 405Family-Focused Interventions BACS 410Child and Adolescent Support BACS 411Forensic Behavior Health Service BACS 412Group Counseling II BACS 414Co-Occurring Disorders BACS 420Psychiatric Rehabilitation Competencies BACS 430Behavioral Health and Aging BACS 490Senior Research Project Total Credits180.0View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria Transfer StudentsA minimum of 24 previous college credits with a grade of C or better from a regionally accredited institutionGPA of 2.5 or above If you don't meet these prerequisites you're still encouraged to apply and will be reviewed on an individual basis by the Program DirectorFirst-Year StudentsBetween 0 – 23 previous college creditsMust have been out of high school for a minimum of 2 yearsRequired DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.A completed applicationTransfer StudentsOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedFirst-Year Students Official high school transcriptsOfficial ACT/SAT scores Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedAdditional requirements for International Students Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2017-2018 is $489 per credit. (A 40% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $814 per credit) This program is eligible for Financial Aid.Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations.These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University. Academic Calendar 2017-2018 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2017 September 25, 2017 December 9, 2017 December 11, 2017 December 16, 2017 Winter 2018 January 8, 2018 March 17, 2018 March 19, 2018 March 24, 2018 Spring 2018 April 2, 2018 June 9, 2018 June 11, 2018 June 15, 2018 Summer 2018 June 25, 2018 September 1, 2018 September 4, 2018 September 8, 2018 Apply today for the BS in Behavioral Health Counseling Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Previously enrolled at Drexel? Learn more about readmission. Any problems? Find help or contact us.