Minor in Psychiatric Rehabilitation

About the Minor

The minor in Psychiatric Rehabilitation provides students with an understanding of how people with serious mental illnesses learn skills and acquire resources that promote recovery and wellness. The curriculum covers a variety of evidence-based practices that support healthy living, learning, working, and socializing. This minor appeals to students in a wide range of Drexel majors, including psychology, criminology and justice studies, health services administration, sociology, health sciences, education, general humanities and social science, nutrition and foods, as well as other fields of study.

Academic Requirements

The minor requires completion of 24.0 credits, comprised of six required courses and two additional BACS undergraduate courses of the student's choosing. Students may elect to begin coursework in this minor at any point in their undergraduate education. It is strongly suggested that students pursuing this minor consult with faculty in the Behavioral Health Counseling program for advice in selecting electives that will best meet their goals in this minor.

Program Requirements

Required Courses
BACS 220Counseling Theory and Practice3.0
BACS 236 [WI] Psychiatric Rehabilitation Principles and Practices3.0
BACS 320Crisis and Brief Intervention3.0
BACS 325Psychopharmacology for Counselors3.0
BACS 414Co-Occurring Disorders3.0
BACS 420Psychiatric Rehabilitation Competencies3.0
Select any two additional undergraduate BACS Courses6.0
Total Credits24.0

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.

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