Programs and Departments
The Bachelor of Science degree program in Psychology focuses on the scientific study of behavior as it is influenced by physical, cognitive, emotional, and environmental factors, and includes the analysis of behavior problems and disorders. This comprehensive program of study emphasizes instruction in the principles of the subfields of psychology which include developmental, abnormal, counseling, personality, measurement, and research methodology in psychology. Students complete a senior empirical research thesis which prepares them for success in graduate programs of their choice. Programs often include social work, public health, business, sports, law, human services, mental health counseling and psychiatric services. A required Field Experience in which they volunteer at local mental health agencies often gives students an advantage in obtaining entry-level employment with the agencies. (vertical curriculum)
The Bachelor of Science degree program in aging studies focuses on the human aging process and aged human populations, using the knowledge and methodologies of the social sciences, psychology and the biological and health sciences. It includes instruction through a multidisciplinary approach to develop, transmit, and apply gerontology knowledge to current and future issues of our aging society. With a bachelor's degree in aging studies, students are prepared for graduate study, whereby they may assume administrative and research positions. Also, a Bachelor of Science degree prepares students for employment in community and government agencies, retirement communities, and the aging network of agencies. (Vertical Curriculum)
Department of Public Health and Health Equity
In conjunction with the School of Science, Mathematics and Engineering, the College of Health Sciences offers courses which are required for entrance into medical, dental, and other professional schools which require a background in science.
Students can receive information and guidance in the following concentrations in preparation for professional school:
- Pre-Physical Therapy
- Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Athletic Training (coming soon)
Athletic Training is being developed as the newest minor in the College of Health Sciences. Studies focus on the health, prevention, and rehabilitative aspects of sports and exercise science. Students become familiar with concepts of athletic injuries, lifestyle and health assessment, as well as physical activity. This minor is offered to students interested in careers in sports, physical therapy, nursing, fitness, and physical education. This minor will open B-CU’s doors to future leaders in athletic training.
Certificate in Health Equity
Are you interested in preventing disease transmission, promoting good health, wellness in communities and improving health care outcomes? Through a partnership with the University of South Florida, Tampa, the opportunity is available at B-CU to obtain a 15-credit hour certificate in Health Equity. This program will provide the tools and training needed for public health careers. Upon completion of the program, those credits will be eligible toward the Master of Public Health soon be offered at B-CU. This certificate may help you be the change sought in your community.