Behavioral Science

Human Services - Behavioral Health

God called us to help our neighbor and love our neighbor. And if that neighbor is a homeless veteran, an abused child, or someone else, we must learn about their emotions, behavior and environments to help them. In AU’s behavioral health concentration, you’ll study these elements that impact the people you connect to community resources. You’ll learn to address your clients’ mental health, including addictions case management and treatment, developmental disabilities, and methods to meet their needs. You can complete this program at your own pace while getting the support of AU Journey Coaches, who check in with you as you’re selecting and taking classes while balancing your home and work life.

Behavioral Health Courses

To earn this concentration, you take three of the following courses:

  • Introduction to Mental Health for Human Services
  • Introduction to Substance Abuse for Human Services
  • Introduction to Developmental Disabilities for Human Services
  • Working with Families and Individuals with Disabilities for Human Services

Career Outlook

With this concentration, you’ll be prepared to work in mental health counseling and addictions treatment, and with people with developmental disabilities. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, national salaries for community and social service workers with bachelor’s degrees ranged from $41,360 to $51,410 in 2017.

Program at a Glance

Credit Hours: 60 (concentration is nine credits)
Can Complete Within: 18 months
Format: Online
Next Start Date: January 14, 2018