Community + Behavioral Health - Degree Requirements

To earn a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Community and Behavioral Health, a student must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Satisfactory completion of at least 124 semester hours of college-level work distributed as follows:
    • 21-24 credit hours of core courses with a minimum of “C” grade;
    • 20-24 credit hours of elective work composed of 10-12 credits in psychology (at least 4 of these must be at the 400-level), and 10-12 credits in sociology (at least 4 of these must be at the 400-level).
    • 62 credit hours in the arts and sciences;
    • 44 credit hours at the upper-division level;
    • additional elective work, either in arts and sciences or other disciplines, for a total of 124 credits.
  • Achievement of at least 2.0 cumulative GPA.

B.S. Degree Requirements

I. General Education (A minimum of 30 credits)

  • Mathematics (STA 100 with a “C” or higher)
  • Basic Communication (ENG 101 or equivalent)
  • At least five (5) out of the eight (8) following categories:
    • Natural Science
    • Social Science
    • American History
    • Western Civilization
    • Other World Civilizations
    • Humanities
    • The Arts
    • Foreign Language

NOTE: You may take more than one course in a given category to complete this 30 credit hour requirement, but you must also satisfy the appropriate number of categories.

  • SUNY Polytechnic Institute Degree Requirements:
    • Upper Division Writing (COM 308)
    • Natural Science

 

II. Program Requirements (41-48 credits)

A. Core Courses (28 credits)

All majors will be required to complete the following core courses: 

  • SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology
  • PSY 100 Principles of Psychology
  • CBH 375 Biopsychosocial Context of Health and Well Being
  • CBH 492 Methods of Inquiry in Health and Well Being
  • CBH 493 Project Seminar in Health and Well Being
  • STA 100 Statistics


B. Program Electives (20-24 credits)

All majors will be required to complete 10-12 credits in sociology and 10-12 credits in psychology; at least four credits in Sociology and four credits in Psychology must be at the 400-level. CBH and ANT elective courses (listed below) may substitute for SOC or PSY electives of the same level.

  • ANT 382 Cultures, Health and Healing
  • CBH 290 Selected Topics in Health and Well-Being
  • CBH 340 Behavioral Health Strategies
  • CBH 377: Multidisciplinary Approach to Understanding Disabilities
  • CBH 381 Evolution, Biology and Health
  • CBH 440 Fundamentals of Grant Writing
  • CBH 450 Psychosocial Impact of Technology on Health
  • CBH 490 Special Topics in Health and Well-Being
  • CBH 491 Independent Study in Health and Well-Being
  • CBH 495 Practicum in Health and Well-Being
  • PSY 220 Developmental Psych Across the Lifespan
  • PSY 222 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 242 Social Psychology
  • PSY 262 Learning and Motivation
  • PSY 273 Death, Dying and Bereavement
  • PSY 331 Psychology of Personality
  • PSY 377 Health Psychology
  • PSY 385 Evaluation Research
  • PSY 445 Group Dynamics and Interpersonal Communication
  • PSY 460 Neuropsychology
  • PSY 470 Psychological Testing
  • PSY 477 Principles of Psychological Counseling
  • PSY 492 Practicum in Psychology
  • SOC 110 Social Problems
  • SOC 210 Sociology of the Family
  • SOC 220 Sociology of Gender
  • SOC 230 Sociology of Race and Ethnic Relations
  • SOC 314 Sociology of Deviance
  • SOC 350 Chemical Dependency
  • SOC 370 Sociology of Health and Illness
  • SOC 380 Returning from War
  • SOC 381 Social Gerontology
  • SOC 410 Power and Violence in the Family
  • SOC 411 Sociology of Community
  • SOC 424 Social Welfare Policy
  • SOC 495 Practicum in Sociology

 

III. General Electives (balance of 124 credits)


124 Total Credits
 

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