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Behavioral Health and Wellness

For students attending: College of DuPage
Who plan to major in: Behavioral Health and Wellness


I. Core Curriculum Electives

  • A. Basic Writing Proficiency – A grade of “C” or better in ENGLI 101 will complete this requirement.
  • B. Humanities – Choose one course from the following subjects: English (any course from 1130-1165), History, Humanities, Philosophy (not PHIL 1120 or 1125), Religious Studies, or ART 1100, MUSIC 1100 or THEATER 1100.
  • C. Social Sciences – Choose one course from the following subjects: Anthropology, Economics (any course from 2200-2220), Geography (not 1108), Political Science, Psychology (not 1100, 1180, 2240, 2260, or 2280), Sociology (not 1120, 1205 or 2205), or Social Sciences 1100 or 1110.  
  • D. Humanities or Social Sciences – Choose an additional course from section B or section C, or a foreign language course. 
  • E. Math - Choose either MATH 1218, 1220 or 1533.
  • F. Science or Engineering - Choose 10 hours from the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science (not 1116 or 1117) or Physics. Two courses must be in the same field, and at least one course must be in a different field. At least one Biology course is required. BIOL 1100 or 1151 are recommended.
  • G. Free Electives - Choose five courses with an IAI designation.

II. Required courses for the Behavioral Health and Wellness degree:

PSYCH 2280 Statistics for Social and Behavioral Science PSYC 203
CIS 1400 or CIS 2485
Logic and Structured Program Design or C++ for Science and Engineering CS 110 or CS 105
PSYCH 1180 Research Methods in Behavioral Science PSYCH 204
PSYCH 1100 General Psychology PSYC 221
PSYCH 2240 Social Psychology PSYC 310 
PSYCH 2260 Abnormal Psychology PSYC 303 (See Note 1)
SOC 1120 Introduction to the Study of Society SOC 200

Note 1) Required for the Health Psychology specialization only.

Please contact Undergraduate Academic Affairs with any questions regarding course equivalencies.

Updated March 2019