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Academic Programs - School of Health Sciences

Bereavement Studies
Certificate
HEGIS #5299.20
Chairperson: D. Elaine Reinhard
Fitzgibbons Hall, Room 008 (518) 629-7113

The Bereavement Studies Certificate is designed to offer specialized training in the ways that people grieve after the loss of a loved one. This program will also serve to provide an opportunity for those individuals already working in the field to receive advanced training in this area.

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
Courses Notes High School Average
None Social Science electives are also recommended. N/A

 

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS*  

Course No.

Title

Credit Hrs.

BRVT 110 Approaches to Death and Dying 3
BRVT 120 Cross Cultural and Religious Perspectives for Bereavement 3
BRVT 210 Contemporary Concepts in Bereavement 3
BRVT 220 Advanced Bereavement Studies 3
MTSC 200 Psychology of Grief 3
MTSC 205 Funeral Service Counseling 3
PSYC 100 General Psychology 3
PSYC 205 Developmental Psychology 3
SOCL 120 Cultural Diversity in American Society 3
SOCL 200 Social Psychology 3
  Total Credits Required 30
*or specific course equivalents as approved by department chairperson.

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR FULL-TIME STUDY
FIRST TERM
BRVT 110 Approaches to Death and Dying 3
BRVT 120 Cross Cultural and Religious Perspectives for Bereavement 3
BRVT 210 Contemporary Concepts in Bereavement 3
MTSC 205 Funeral Service Counseling 3
PSYC 100 General Psychology 3
  Term Total 15
SECOND TERM
BRVT 220 Advanced Bereavement Studies 3
MTSC 200 Psychology of Grief 3
PSYC 205 Developmental Psychology 3
SOCL 120 Cultural Diversity in American Society 3
SOCL 200 Social Psychology 3
  Term Total 15