The Health and Human Services BA – Community Mental Health concentration and the Graduate School of Social Work offer a five-year program leading to the combined bachelor of arts/masters of social work (BA/MSW) degree. In this this unique program students take undergraduate and graduate coursework leading to the BA/MSW degree. Only Health and Human Services-Community Mental Health majors with junior standing, who have met the minimum admission requirements, are eligible to apply to this competitive program.
Community Mental Health is one of three concentrations in the Health and Human Services major. It 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. While in this major students will examine various social problems, the systems delivering human services to individuals and communities, 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 the Community Mental Health concentration.
The Health and Human Services-Community Mental Health undergraduate major is administered by the Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Degree Programs located in 203 Clemens Hall on the North Campus. More information on the undergraduate portion of the BA/MSW may be obtained through their offices.
For information on the program, vision and focus of the graduate portion of the degree please visit the Graduate School of Social Work.