BS in Behavioral & Health Services


Institute of Emerging Health Professions, Continuing & Professional Studies


Bachelor of Science


East Falls


Hybrid (Online and On Campus), Online



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. Hybrid and online 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 in Organizational Leadership and Master of Science program in Community and Trauma Counseling.

Accelerated Program Features

Generous transfer credits accepted

Schedule for Your Busy Life: Eight-week terms; hybrid 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.


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.

  • Written Communication (3 cr)
  • Written Communication (3 cr)
  • STAT 211/STAX 211 Finding  & Evaluating Statistical Data
  • Science Elective: 
  • COMM 220/COMX 220 Speaking to Lead in the Digital Age
  • PHIL 222/PHLX 222 Applied Professional Ethics
  • PSYC 100 Intro to Psychology/ PSYX 100 Fund of Psychology

  • CSSE 101/CSSX 101 Learning Across Lifespan

9 credits must be completed in residence at Jefferson
  • CLC 310/CLCX 310 Creativity Foundations and Applications
  • CLC 330/CLCX 330 Project Management
  • CLC 340/CLCX 340 Leading Diverse Organizations
  • CLC 350/CLCX 350 Creative Leadership
  • CLC 360/CLCX 360 Leadership in the Digital Age

12 credits must be completed in residence at TJU
  • PSYC 251/PSYX 251 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC 253/PSYX 253 Developmental Psychology
  • PSYC 254/PSYX 254 Psychology of Addiction
  • PSYC 256/PSYX 256 Psychology of Trauma
  • PSYC 262/PSYX 262 Counseling Psychology
  • PSYC 263/PSYX 263 Interpersonal Relations and Small Group Dynamics
  • BHS 351/BHSX 351 Behavioral Health Policies and Services
  • BHS 353/BHSX 353 Human Services Admin
  • BHS 361/BHSX 361 Applications of Behavioral Health Research
  • BHS 498/BHSX 498 Behav Hlth Serv Capstone

Free electives: 51 credits

*Courses in this program are offered at Jefferson - East Falls Campus with hybrid and online course options.