B.S. in Behavioral Health

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Locations Offered
100% Online
Time to Completion
About 24 Months
Cost Per Credit / Course
Credit hours / courses required

Prepare to change lives, starting with your own

Graduate READY to take the Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor (CADC) licensure exam or be well-prepared for graduate school success with Illinois College’s 100% online bachelor’s degree in behavioral health degree. Our cutting-edge program integrates sociology and psychology, offering you a distinctive educational experience crafted for both career success in counseling now and for advanced training in areas such as social work and clinical mental health.

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Summer classes begin May 7, 2024.
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Hands-on experience to prepare for your future career

In addition to online behavioral health courses, our addiction counseling degree gives you the opportunity to gain experience through a hands-on practicum in a clinical setting. Engage with real patients, applying theoretical knowledge, developing critical thinking skills and building professional networks. Graduate READY for careers in counseling, social work and advanced training programs.

A B.S. in Behavioral Science that prepares you for a rewarding career

Employment of substance abuse, behavioral disorder and mental health counselors is on the rise. About 42,000 openings are projected each year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Annual salary you could earn:


Substance Abuse Counselor


Correctional Treatment Specialist


Social and Community Service Manager

Median annual national salary (2022), per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Choose a bachelor’s degree in behavioral science that’s 100% online

Complete the program fully online in about 24 months. Graduates are prepared to take the Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor (CADC) licensure exam or to pursue master’s-level education in counseling, social work or clinical mental health.

Classes you’ll take

Core Courses (Required for all programs)
  • PS 101 Introduction to Psychology
  • PS 255 Introduction to Counseling
  • PS 346 Abnormal Psychology
  • PS 355 Crisis Intervention & Counseling
  • SO 101 Introduction to Sociology
  • SO 218 Social Problems

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Sociology Sequence
  • SO 210 Social Statistics
  • SO 286 Introduction to Social Science Methods
  • SO 384 Data Collection and Analysis

Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Counseling Concentration
  • PS 356 Intro to Addictive Disorders
  • PS 357 Assessment & Treatment for Addiction

Total Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Major Credit Hour Requirement: 48 credits

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A 100% online behavioral health degree tailored to your schedule

Our convenient, accessible online learning experience allows you to balance your online bachelor’s degree courses with your work, family and other commitments. With online access to Illinois College’s campus resources—like academic advisors, tutors, librarians and counselors—you’ll have a great college experience anywhere that’s convenient for you.

Seamless transfer student process

Save time and money as a transfer student! Our online B.S. in Behavioral Health accepts up to 88 transfer credit hours. This enables you to leverage your prior academic achievements and accelerate your progress toward an Illinois College degree. With multiple start dates throughout the year and 100% online course delivery, you have the flexibility to customize your course load and pace of study as a transfer student.

Community-responsive, community-focused

Led by caring, compassionate faculty, Illinois College’s bachelor’s in behavioral health is deeply rooted in community responsiveness and focus. Through tailored coursework and collaborative projects, you will engage with your local community to help address their needs and contribute to local mental health initiatives. Our program’s community-focused approach helps foster meaningful community connections while empowering you to make a tangible impact within your community.

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