Behavioral Health Concentration
All course work applied towards University General Education Curriculum and Concentration Requirements require a minimum grade of C-.
University General Education Curriculum: (40 hours)
- English (9 hours)
- Intermediate Algebra (3 hours)
- Public Speaking (3 hours)
- Humanities/Fine Arts (9 hours)
- Social Sciences (9 hours)
- Natural & Physical Sciences (7 hours)
- Cultural Diversity Courses (6 hours)
For complete details and guidelines for selecting approved courses, ask your advisor or visit http://www.unomaha.edu/academic-affairs/general-education/distribution-requirements.php
Concentration Requirements: (30 hours, must include 9 hours upper level from UNO)
SOWK 1000 Social Work and Social Welfare
SOWK 1500 Social Work and Civic Engagement
PSYC 2500 Lifespan Psychology
PSYC 4440 Abnormal Psychology
HED 2070 Drug Awareness
Additional 15 hours to be selected from 2 of the 4 areas listed below.
PSYC 3520 Child Psychology
PSYC 3540 Adolescent Psychology
PSYC 4460/GERO 4460 Psychology of Adult Development/Aging
PSYC 4590 Psychology of Exceptional Children
GERO 2000 Introduction to Gerontology
GERO 3070/HED 3070 Death and Dying
GERO 4350 Issues in Aging
GERO 4590 Disorders of Communication with Older Adults
GERO 4690 Working with Minority Elderly
SOWK 2120 Race, Class and Gender in the United States
PSYC 3410 Clinical Psychology
PSYC 3430 Personality and Adjustment
PSYC 3450 Social Psychology
PSYC 4470 Mental Health & Aging
PSYC 4800 Law & Psychology
SOC 4830 Sociology of Mental Illness
SPED 4010 Child Abuse and Neglect
GERO 4850 Hospice and Other Service for Dying Patient/Family
GERO 4980 Counseling Skills in Gerontology
GERO 4940 Practicum in Gerontology
COUN 4510 Treatment Issues in Chemical Dependency
HED 1500 Foundations of Public Health
HED 2310 Healthful Living
HED 2850 Stress Management
HED 3080 Health Concepts of Sexual Development
HED 4130 Community Health
HED 4550 Health Aspects of Aging
HED 4950 Public Health Leadership and Advocacy
HED 4960 Public Health Education: Planning and Organization
Suggested courses for students planning to attend graduate school in behavioral health.
PSYC 3130 Statistics
PSYC 3140 Methods of Psychological Inquiry
Note: The Psychology lab pairs need to be considered if a student is considering graduate school in Psychology at UNO.
Secondary Field I: (12 hours)
Secondary Field II: (12 hours)
Each secondary field must include 12 hours from the same subject.
Electives: (26 hours)
Electives may include any excess hours in general education, concentration or secondary fields. The number of elective hours may vary, but total degree must comprise 120 hours.
Total Degree: (120 hours)
Each course is 3 hours unless otherwise noted.
A minimum 30 hours of upper level (3000-4000) coursework is required for the Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies Degree.
Check the catalog to verify any course prerequisites. Students should also note that not all courses are taught each semester. If a specific course is needed, students should verify the course offering with the department.
Certificate in Gerontology available, please contact Gerontology advisor at 402.554.2114.
For career information, check out the Academic and Career Development Center.
Advising appointments may be made in person, over the phone at 402.554.2370 or online using MavTRACK. DCS does not accept walk-in or same-day advising appointments.
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