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Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health AA Program


According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, behavioral health is the study of "mental health and substance abuse, life stressors and crises, stress related physical symptoms, and health behaviors". It is a dynamic and growing field that focuses on promoting positive health behaviors while reducing or eliminating health risk behaviors. The goal of this program is to foster resilience in an environment that supports students from diverse backgrounds and life experience. The program is designed to transfer to UMBC's baccalaureate social work program at the Universities at Shady Grove campus. The program also serves to train students for entry-level positions as aides or technicians in various mental health disciplines.

The Behavioral Health AA is a designated statewide program. The Maryland Higher Education Commission designates some community college programs as statewide programs. A student may enroll in any of these programs at the same rates as in-county residents if the program is not offered by their local community college or if the student cannot enroll due to an enrollment limit. For more information on statewide programs, please see Curricula Informationnew windownew window.

Behavioral Health AA Degree

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