Careers in Social & Behavioral Health
A degree in Social & Behavioral Health prepares graduates by teaching them to analyze the complex social, structural, and environmental factors affecting health and well-being. With a strong foundation of health-related psychology and sociology courses, students learn to recognize the social factors that determine health; health issues across the lifespan; evaluation methods; how community and social factors contribute to a variety of public health solutions and policies. Before graduation, SBH majors complete an internship practicum that provides real work experience and the cultural competence necessary for successful communication in multicultural and diverse social contexts.
Our graduates apply their research, data analysis, negotiation, and empathy skills in a variety of careers, including: health care administration, case management, advocate, behavioral analyst, behavioral management aide, mental health program coordinator, public health services officer community services outreach, public health aide, medical services coordinator, patient navigator, and health information/medical records administration.
What our graduates say about the program:
“With the Social and Behavioral Health program I was able to continue on a path that adequately prepared me for nursing school...the program changed my outlook of life and opened my eyes to a new approach and a new pathway to get to my goals and aspirations [accomplished]. For that reason, I am greatly appreciative.” - Yakira Hamilton, student at Georgia Southwestern State’s Nursing Program
What our graduates are doing:
|Registered Behavior Technician||North Georgia Autism Center|
|Advocate Training Coach||United Health Group|
|Social Services Specialist||DFCS|
|Behavioral Therapist||Applied Behavior Mental Health Counseling|
|Place of Higher Education||Program|
|University of Georgia||Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis|
|Georgia State University||Master of Public Health|
|Augusta University||Master of Public Health, Concentration in Health Management|