Community Mental Health is one of three concentrations in the Health and Human Services major. Each concentration examines the systems delivering human services to individuals and communities in need, social problems, and the professions and professionals providing services. The curriculum incorporates introductory social science, statistics and research methods, human biology, ethics and specialized courses developed for each concentration.
The Health and Human Services: Community Mental Health major is designed for students with an interest in the mental health field and examining the personal and social factors that affect mental health and wellness. Throughout their course of study, students explore numerous topics including personality development, addiction, family structures, access to care, diversity, and counseling theories and practices.
All students complete two 3-credit internships in agencies and organizations where they learn about the resources available to help individuals improve the quality of their lives, and gain exposure to potential career paths and employment opportunities.