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Behavioral Health Sciences

Students at any college can earn an award (degree or cert) in any of these programs. However, students may need to complete certain courses at other colleges within the District.

Program Overview

The challenges of those suffering from mental illness, addiction and substance abuse, and developmental disabilities are manageable because of the counseling and social work of qualified professionals. Without their expertise, life’s challenges would be difficult to cope with. If you want to make a difference and positively impact people’s lives, consider a career in the behavioral health sciences. A degree in the Behavioral Health Sciences program can open the door to a career as an assistant or a part of a clinical team in counseling or social work — in the private and public sectors, schools, medical or residential facilities, and the community at large.

The Behavioral Health Sciences program focuses on the comprehensive study of human behavior and offers practical training and service-learning experiences, with courses designed to provide you with the counseling and social work skills necessary to deliver specialized and comprehensive behavioral health and social services. Upon graduating from this program, you will be eligible to transfer to a university to earn your bachelor’s degree.

Enroll today and begin making a difference!