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What’s in a (department) name?

The Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education has officially changed its name to the Department of Behavioral, Social, and Health Education Sciences (BSHES). The change follows a strategic planning process that resulted in a new vision for the department. Its two separate tracks—behavioral sciences and health education—were eliminated in favor of one more flexible track, and social determinants of health were integrated more thoroughly into the entire curriculum. The new name reflects these changes, as well as highlights the scientific rigor behind health education.

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