The behavioral health counseling (BHC) program focuses on developing the clinical competencies needed for bachelor’s level employment as well as graduate study. Our innovative curriculum integrates biological, psychological, and social sciences with emerging treatment technologies to offer an unparalleled undergraduate education for those interested in the helping professions. Our clinically experienced faculty and co-operative employment opportunities combine to offer active learning experiences that give you a head start in a career in Behavioral Health.
Why Drexel's Behavioral Health Counseling Programs?
The BHC major course of study consists of a comprehensive, clinically applied curriculum that develops knowledge, skills and values which students can use for immediate employment in today’s evolving and demanding behavioral health care field.
In addition to our full-time, 4-year, one Co-op, Bachelor of Science degree, we also offer an accelerated degree option. In the accelerated program, called Saturday Scholars®, part-time transfer students take classes only on Saturdays, allowing them to complete their junior and senior years in just two years.
This past year we have begun to use a standardized patient lab to facilitate student acquisition of counseling skills. Students interact with actors who simulate people in need of mental health or addictions treatment. The role play is video recorded so that students can observe their performance, receive specific feedback and refine their counseling techniques. Few undergraduate programs offer such an advanced learning experience.
After graduation you can count on us for continued professional support. We host monthly meetings with our alumni working in behavioral healthcare to encourage information sharing and mutual support. We also preparing to publish a quarterly newsletter for students and alumni called, “Behavioral Health Matters” which contains updates on program, student and alumni accomplishments and events.