Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016


Behavioral Healthcare (BHC)

15 Credit Hours

College of Behavioral & Community Sciences


Minor Description

The minor in Behavioral Healthcare is available to students interested in pursuing a career in the field of behavioral health in conjunction with any undergraduate major. It should be particularly beneficial to persons majoring in disciplines such as psychology, social work, sociology, anthropology, gerontology, long term care administration, pre-med, criminology, and nursing.

Total Minor Hours - 15 Hours

Core Courses - 12 Hours

A student completing a field placement in Psychology, Social Work, or other human services discipline may request an exemption (from the advisor) from MHS 4425 and may substitute an approved elective. Enrollment in MHS 4425 requires prior approval at least a semester in advance by the Behavioral Healthcare department: http://mhlp.fmhi.usf.edu/academics/Behavioral_Healthcare_Major_Field_Experience.cfm.

Elective Courses - 3 Hours

  • MHS 4XXX Behavioral Healthcare Elective (consult with an academic advisor) Possible elective options include:
    • MHS 4022 Adult Psychopathology in the Community
    • MHS 4023 Recovery Oriented Mental Health Services
    • MHS 4434 Behavioral Health and the Family
    • MHS 4452 Co-Occurring Disorders
    • MHS 4463 Suicide Issues in Behavioral Health
    • MHS 4490 Behavioral Healthcare Issues for Children
    • MHS 4703 Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues in BHC
    • MHS 4731 Writing for Research and Publication in Behavioral and Community Sciences
    • MHS 4931 Selected Topics

Additional Minor Requirements

GPA Requirement

A GPA of 2.00, or better in this minor is required for completion.

Residency Requirement

At least nine (9) credit hours must be taken in residence at USF.

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