Behavioral Health

  • Major

Program Details

The demand for mental health services is growing. And that means the need for qualified professionals to provide them is on the rise as well. Get started in this important field by earning your Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Health online through the University of Jamestown. Our program will equip you with a thorough understanding of how behavior, thoughts and emotions impact mental health and well-being.

Our Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Health program was designed for aspiring counselors, therapists, and mental health professionals who value flexibility. No need to move, uproot your life, or pause your career. Our program is available 100% online.

Life After Graduation

Upon graduation, you’ll be qualified for several mental health and behavioral science roles, including:

  • Applied Behavior Analyst
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Family Support Specialist
  • Child Protective Services Worker
  • Correctional Counselor
  • Mental Health Counselor

Why UJ Accelerated?

  • UJA is the online division of University of Jamestown—a private, liberal arts University that’s helped students succeed since 1883.
  • You’ll have virtual opportunities to meet as a group for lectures and office hours.
  • Courses are available online 24/7, which means you can attend live or watch the replay.

Direct Entry to your Master’s

If you’re interested in earning your Master’s in Clinical Counseling, you can apply for direct entry into our MCC program after successfully completing 18 psychology credits.

Unmatched Support

Each student gets a faculty advisor to help them stay on track. Plus, you’ll get virtual access to the same support services offered on campus.

Accelerated Learning

We offer 8-week, year-round course with multiple start dates. Our generous transfer policies help you get credit for previously completed work.

Career Preparation

You’ll learn from dedicated faculty who have worked in the behavioral health field.

Upon completion of the program, you’ll be able to demonstrate:

  • A knowledge base in psychology, including describing key concepts, principles, and overarching themes.
  • Scientific inquiry and critical thinking with the ability to interpret, design, and conduct basic psychological research.
  • Ethical and social responsibility in a diverse world.
  • Effective APA-style writing, communication, and presentation skills.


Required Courses

Course Title Credits

PSYC 101

General Psychology


BEHL 150

Critical Thinking


PSYC 202

Research Methods


BEHL 230

Behavior Modification


BEHL 310

Cognitive Psychology


PSYC 318

Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences


BEHL 320

Social Behavior


BEHL 335



BEHL 352



BEHL 460

History of Psychology


BEHL 470

Psychology of Gender and Culture


Plus, choose 4 of the following courses

Course Title Credits

BEHL 192

Psychology in the Workplace


BEHL 285

Introduction to Counseling Helping Skills


BEHL 341

Medical Psychology


BEHL 380

Public Health and Prevention


BEHL 405

Clinical Psychology


BEHL 465

Sports Psychology


BEHL 471

Child Psychopathology


Total Semester Credits Required: 43

Meet Your Faculty

Our faculty offer the same experience to both online and in-person students. That means you’ll get support, both in and outside of the classroom—all to help you achieve your career goals.

Financial Aid Available

We believe every student, regardless of their financial situation, should have access to a UJ Accelerated education.