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Behavioral Health Sciences

Individuals who have earned degrees and certificates in behavioral health sciences may be qualified to assist their clients with mental health issues. They may go on to pursue careers as case managers, behavioral health specialists, therapists, or counselors.

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*Choose Your Own Pathway!

We’ve created a guide to help you explore your educational and career options in the field of Behavioral Health Sciences. We’ll ask you questions along the way, provide resources, and show you different opportunities and options along the way. Click the button to get started.

Do you have an
educational background
in Behavioral Health?
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Yes, I do. What can I do with my education?

No, I don’t currently have a background. Show me some options!

What is your current educational background?
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Associate Degree/Certificate 

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Bachelor's Degree

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Master's Degree

You can begin your Behavioral Health career with a Mental Health Specialist Certificate or a BS/BA degree.
Where would you like to start?
OR
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Start with Certification

Start with a Bachelor’s Degree

You chose:
Mental Health Specialist Certification

Mental Health Specialist Certificate

San Joaquin Delta College

  • 46 units - (Undergraduate Level Courses)

  • Psychology - A.A. & AA-T is also transferable

Opportunities with this Certification

  • Mental Health Specialist I

  • Mental Health Outreach Worker

  • Mental Health Outreach Worker Trainee

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Explore Bachelor’s Degrees

Your Education Level:
Associate Degree/Certificate

Opportunities with AA/Certification:

  • Mental Health Specialist I

  • Mental Health Outreach Worker

  • Mental Health Outreach Worker Trainee

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Looking to further your journey in Behavioral Health Sciences?

Explore Bachelor’s Degrees

YOU CHOSE:
Explore Bachelor’s Degrees
Choose a campus or program that best fits your lifestyle. There are programs available at CSU Stanislaus and the University of the Pacific. 
Where would you like to start?
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Bachelor of Science*
CSU Stanislaus

Explore BS at Stan State

Bachelor of Arts*
University of the Pacific

Explore BA at Pacific

*This program requires completion of field hours: Field hours consist of a practical experience within a community organization that allows students to complete their social work education programs.

YOU CHOSE:
Bachelor of Science at CSU Stanislaus

​Bachelors of Science in Psychology

Stanislaus State University
120 units

Opportunities with this Degree

  • Mental Health Specialist II

  • Case Manager

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Looking to further your journey in Behavioral Health Sciences?

Explore Master's Degrees

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YOU CHOSE:
Bachelor of Arts at University of the Pacific

​Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology

University of the Pacific

120 units

Opportunities with this Degree

  • Mental Health Specialist II

  • Case Manager

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Looking to further your journey in Behavioral Health Sciences?

Explore Master's Degrees

Your Education Level:
Bachelor's Degree

Career Opportunities with a Bachelor's Degree

  • Mental Health Specialist II

  • Case Manager

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Looking to further your journey in Behavioral Health Sciences?

Explore Master's Degrees

You chose:
Explore Master's Degrees

Masters Degrees at University of the Pacific*

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University of
the Pacific

Masters Degrees at CSU Stanislaus*

*This program requires completion of field hours: Field hours consist of a practical experience within a community organization that allows students to complete their social work education programs.

Your Educational Background:
Master's Degree

With a Master’s degree, you can start your career as:

  • Mental Health Counselor

  • Mental Health Clinician I

  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

  • Licensed Social Worker.

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