A Bachelor is Applied Science in Behavioral Healthcare (BAS-BH) provides the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to work in a variety of human service careers.
Students are trained to:
- Analyze current trends, theories, approaches, and best practices;
- Recognize barriers for individuals and families;
- Analyze, evaluate, and conduct behavioral health research;
- Identify the local healthcare system, particularly the behavioral healthcare system;
- Adhere to important professional and ethical standards;
- Communicate effectively with clients, families, and team members;
- Complete screenings and assessments to develop and monitor treatment plans.
Students enroll full-time for a total of 15 credits (three classes) per quarter for six quarters. There are no upper division summer courses offered.
Hybrid Evening program
The evening hybrid program is a mix of online work (60 percent) and shortened class meetings (40 percent). The upper division classes meet two evenings per week - 5-8:50 p.m. Tuesdays and 6-7:50 p.m. Thursdays. Each class meets two hours per week and the remaining coursework is online.
Graduates are prepared for positions in a variety of healthcare, non-profit, and state agencies focused on human services careers, such as: social and community service managers, addiction/substance use disorder counselors, social workers, and case managers..
Steps to Apply
- Complete the online Centralia College application. Note: After you submit your online application, Enrollment Services will email you additional instructions for completing your admissions packet.
- Activate your ctcLink student account.
2023 BAS Admission & Notification Dates
|If you apply by:||Centralia College will send notification by:|
|April 1||April 18|
|May 1||May 16|
|June 1||June 15|
Minimum Admission Requirements for 2023
- Completion of BAS application materials
- Associate degree of 90 credits at junior-level standing with at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA
- English 101 – English Composition I with at least a 2.0 minimum GPA
- Completion of SUDP 100 Intro to SUDP (formerly CDP 100) offered online spring quarter at Centralia College
General Education Degree Required Courses
The following courses must be completed prior to earning a bachelor’s degree. The courses can be included in the two-year degree or be completed during the bachelor’s program in addition to program required courses.
Successful completion of each of these courses:
- ENGL& 102 English Composition II
- CMST& 220 Public Speaking
- PSYC& 100 General Psychology
- PSYC& 200 Lifespan Psychology
- PSYC& 220 Abnormal Psychology
- SOC& 101 Intro to Sociology
- MATH& 146 Intro to Statistics
- BIOL& 170 Human Biology
- BIOL 172 Human Biology Lab or natural science w/lab
- 5 credits of any distribution elective
The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) sets the tuition rate.
For the current year's tuition rate, see Tuition & Fees - Bachelor of Applied Science.
The cost of room and board would be additional.
For information on applying for financial aid, see Financial Aid.
Students can apply for scholarships online from Dec. 1-March 1. Visit the scholarships page for information and a link to the online application.
BAS-BH Education Plan
Degree: Bachelor of Applied Science
Emphasis: Behavioral Healthcare
- SUDP 110 and SUDP 240 are required courses. Students who have not completed SUDP 110 & 240 prior to program admissions, must complete the courses as part of the program.
- Students who have completed SUDP 110 & 240 prior to program admission, must complete three general education requirements as part of the program.
- Students who have completed SUDP courses and all general education prior to program start, will take the following course(s) to reach a minimum of 90 credits for this degree. (PSYC 210; PSYC 250, SOC& 201, SOC 125)
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