The Behavioral Science program prepares students to work in the Behavioral Health field (such as substance abuse counselors, adult and child case manager) following graduation and for advanced study in fields such as Clinical Counseling and Psychology.
Hands-on experience, job shadowing, participation in service and experiential learning projects, and internships are core elements that set our program apart.
The MHRT/C certification is required for anyone who intends to work as a direct mental health care provider in a position funded by Maine DHHS (Department of Health and Human Services). For students seeking a career after college rather than pursuing advanced study, it is recommended that students complete the MHRT/C (behavioral health) concentration.
Our Behavioral Sciences major is designed to provide a foundation for careers in social services, counseling, social work and rehabilitation. Students interested in specializing in addiction treatment and rehabilitation may opt to pursue the Substance Abuse Counseling concentration.