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BS in Behavioral Science Human Services

If you are seeking a Behavioral Science Degree, explore the opportunities the Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science degree program at Bellevue University offers. This program is taught by respected faculty, who bring their real world experience to the classroom.

The Behavioral Science major is an accelerated cohort program alternative to the traditional BA/BS if you are interested in the MA in Human Services or other graduate programs designed for licensure preparation in mental health fields. The program incorporates a full range of “learning skills” needed by all professionals and involves you in assessment processes that lead to quality “integrated” performances. The emphasis on activities, assignments, and projects that lead to transferable learning outcomes is a significant educational feature that will prepare you for future opportunities.

The foundation knowledge includes major concepts and theories of psychology, sociology, and counseling, with emphasis on applications to examples in human services or to personal areas of improvement. Applied experience is an important component that helps you deepen your reflective understanding of yourself, of diverse populations of clients, and of agencies that provide services.

Major Requirements: Human Services/Behavioral Science (36 credit hours)

Graduates from this program should be able to:

Improve interactions with their current and future clients;
Apply relevant counseling theories and models for improved treatment;
Develop as a professional human services provider;
Demonstrate ethical decision making and behavior;
Contribute to the development of well-being strategies and life skills within Orthodox Jewish contexts;
Positively impact Orthodox Jewish culture and community.


Course Descriptions:

YHS 308 Applied Psychology 6wks/4credits
Introduction to the scientific foundations of the study of behavior and a survey of basic topics of
psychology such as sensation and perception, the brain and nervous system, learning and memory,
language and thinking, intelligence, motivation, emotions, personality, development, stress, and
abnormal behavior.

YHS 311 Introduction to HS Fields 6wks/4credits
Each of the many professions involved in human services approaches client and community needs from its own specialized perspectives and uses tools of assessment and treatment that vary from uses of media to prescription medications. This course prepares students for future interactions with social
workers, counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, and other professionals.

YHS 312 Counseling Micros Skills for HS Professionals 6wks/4credits
This course provides opportunities to practice a basic set of interviewing and helping skills commonly used in individual and group counseling. An integrative approach will be used which allows students tolearn, understand, and use skills taken from major counseling approaches, and to integrate these into a sequential process that maximizes the possibility of facilitating change in clients.

YHS 336 Introduction to Counseling Theories 6wks/4credits
Counseling theories are useful guides for human services professionals because they identify key factors in assessment and treatment. This course introduces “traditional” theories such as psychodynamic, humanistic, and cognitive behavioral. Other more specialized counseling theories and techniques are helpful for ethnic identity issues, family problems, and recovery from substance abuse.


YLDR 352 Organizational Leadership 6wks/4credits

Organizational leadership examines the attitudes and actions that people exhibit in organizations. It provides an overview how leadership effects organizational structure, personality, emotion, power, politics, and motivation in the workplace.

YHS 442 Treatment Strategies 6wks/4credits

Within the framework of professional ethics, a range of validated methods are analyzed in areas including clinical assessment and interventional procedures. The course will evaluated the gathering, interpretation, and application of treatment strategies with review of provider-patient interaction and an emphasis on appropriate professional behavior and protection of patient rights and responsibilities for all populations.


YLDR 432 Social Psychology of Leadership 6wks/4credits
This course presents the social-psychological underpinning of leadership. Classic experiments on obedience, conformity, social influence, and impression management will be presented to demonstrate how the power of situation influences leader and follower behavior.

YHS 432 Social Psychology 6wks/4credits
This course presents an introduction to social-psychology, the study of human social behavior. The focus will be on the ways people think about, affect, and relate to one another in groups. Topics such as social self-concept, social judgement, attitudes, persuasion, conformity, aggression, helping behavior, prejudices, and interpersonal relationships will be examined and discussed.


YHS 351 Introduction to Life Coaching 6wks/4credits
An introduction to life coaching theories and practice. Emphasis will be placed upon the characteristics of a coaching relationship, ethical guidelines, and the knowledge that one must possess to become an effective life coach. The competencies to be addressed include following ethical guidelines, initiating the coaching agreement, establishing trust, and maintaining the coaching relationship.

YHS 435 Advanced Life Coaching 6wks/4credits
Emphasis will be placed on the characteristics of a professional coaching relationship, ethical guidelines, and knowledge related to business and personal coaching methods, and facilitation skills one must possess as a life coach.

Former Course:
YHS 460 Human Service Project 6wks/4 credits

This portfolio project will focus on student development as a human service professional through the compilation of self-reflection documents, role plays, and other activities related to human services practices.

New Course:

YHS 461 Leadership and Management in Human Services

4 credits, 6 weeks

This course emphasizes how a student will assess and develop personal management and leadership skills in the human services domain. This will include a focus on personal and corporate ethics and administrative challenges specific to the realm of human services organizations. In addition, the course will address employee assistance and evaluation, diversity, fundraising needs, organizational culture, and group/team dynamics.