Skip to main content.

Social Sciences Interdisciplinary BA - Health and Human Services Community Mental Health Concentration - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: 49.03 HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCI, CIP: 45.0101 Social Sciences, General)

Completing the Social Sciences Interdisciplinary BA - Health and Human Services Community Mental Health Concentration Program

Academic Requirements

Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.000 in the major. All courses taken by a student that are included in a student's chosen curriculum within the major will be used in calculation of the major GPA. For example, if a curriculum requires a student to select two courses from a particular section and the student completes three courses from that section, all three courses would be used to calculate a student's major GPA.

Academic Advice

Each course taken may be counted only once and applied toward only one requirement (e.g., SSC 318 may be applied to Part A or Part B of the concentration courses, but not to both).

For students not continuously registered at UB or who are newly admitted transfer students, courses taken more than 10 years prior to the date of admission or readmission to the University may constitute no more than 20% of a major program in the Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Degree Programs. Students who have more than 20% of course work over 10 years old will be required to complete additional courses in the major.

Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Degree Programs does not support joint majors.

Students pursuing a double major may use a maximum of two advanced courses towards both majors.

Transfer Credit Policy

All transfer courses officially articulated to UB courses used in the SSC/Health and Human Services major will be accepted to meet major requirements.

Students should consult with a departmental advisor to determine how any non-articulated transfer courses or exam credit may be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

For students not continuously registered at UB or who are newly admitted transfer students, courses taken more than 10 years prior to the date of admission or readmission to the University may constitute no more than 20% of a major program in the Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Degree Programs. Students who have more than 20% of course work over 10 years old will be required to complete additional courses in the major.

Residency Requirement

At least 50 percent of coursework toward the major must be completed at UB.

Prerequisite Courses

PSY 101 Introductory Psychology
SSC 103 Introduction to Health and Human Services

Required Courses

One introductory course
One statistics course
One research methods course
One human biology course
Two intermediate-level courses in addition to PHI 237/SSC 237 Medical Ethics: Values in Medicine
One Part A Community Mental Health course
Three Part B Community Mental Health courses
Two internship courses:

Introductory Courses: (One Course)

  • APY 105 Introduction to Anthropology
  • APY 106 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • APY 107 Introduction to Physical Anthropology
  • APY 108 Introduction to Archaeology
  • COM 101 Principles of Communication
  • GGS 101 Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies
  • PHI 107 Ethics
  • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology

Statistics Courses: (One Course)

  • CEP 207 Introduction to Statistics and Computing 
  • PSY 207 Psychological Statistics
  • SOC 294 Basic Statistics for Social Sciences 
  • STA 119 Statistical Methods

Methods Courses: (One Course)

  • NSG 348 Evidenced Based Practice and Nursing Research (nursing double degree students only) 
  • PSY 350 Scientific Inquiry in Psychology 
  • SOC 293 Social Research Methods 
  • SSC 213 Social Research Methods

Intermediate Courses: (Three Courses)

PHI 237/SSC 237 Medical Ethics: Values in Medicine (required)

Two of the following:

  • APY 275 Culture, Health, and Illness
  • APY 276 Introduction to Ethnomedicine
  • APY 349 Human Genetics
  • COM 202 Intercultural Communication 
  • COM 217 Communication in Organizations 
  • COM 223 Principles and Methods of Interviewing 
  • COM 225 Interpersonal Communication 
  • GGS 225 Violence in a Gendered World
  • GGS 238 Women, Work, and Family in the 20th Century
  • GGS 265 Sexuality and Orientation
  • HIS 215 Death in America
  • LAI 205 Introduction to Child Development and Learning OR NSG 250 Human Growth and Development 
  • SOC 206 Social Problems 
  • SOC 211 Sociology of Diversity 
  • SSC 209 Case Management 
  • SSC 210 Skill Development in Human Service 
  • SSC 390 Human Services Administration

Human Biology Courses: (One Course)

  • APY 345 Comparative Primate Anatomy and APY 346 Dissections in Comparative Primate Anatomy 
  • BIO 129 Perspectives in Human Biology (required for students pursuing the joint health and human services/School of Social Work degree; offered fall only) 
  • BIO 130 Perspectives in Human Biology 
  • BIO 200 Evolutionary Biology 
  • PAS 113 Human Anatomy
  • PGY 300 Human Physiology

Community Mental Health Concentration Elective Courses

No more than 2 psychology (PSY), 2 sociology (SOC) and 2 counseling (CEP) classes may be taken

Each course taken may be counted only once and applied toward only one requirement (e.g., SSC 318 may be applied to part A or to Part B, but not to both)

Part A: choose 1 of the following:

Part B: choose 3 of the following:

  • CEP 401 Introduction to Counseling
  • CEP 404 Introduction to the Rehabilitation of Substance Abuse and Addiction
  • CEP 410 Introduction to Grief and Loss
  • CEP 453 Introduction to Rehabilitation
  • PSY 321 Psychology of Personality
  • PSY 322 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 331 Social Psychology
  • PSY 411 Self and Self-Esteem (by exception registration only)
  • SOC 314 Sociology of Gender
  • SOC 322 Introduction to Medical Sociology
  • SOC 335 Sociology of Adolescence
  • SSC 318 Issues in Mental Health
  • SSC 320 Issues in Developmental Disabilities
  • SSC 343 Violence and the Family
  • SSC 407 Health-Care and the Elderly
  • SSC 408 Alzheimer's and Dementia
  • SSC 413 Addictions Treatment
  • SSC 414 Grantwriting for Non-profits
  • SSC 420 Child Mental Health
  • SSC 421 Interventions and Play
  • SSC 428 Health Law

Practicum (a two-semester sequence; both courses are required):

  • SSC 496 HS1 Human Services Intern 1 (first semester)
  • SSC 496 HS2 Human Services Intern 2 (second semester)

Departmental Honors Requirements

A student in the SSC/Health and Human Services major is eligible for departmental honors based on her/his major grade point average. All courses taken by a student that are included in a student's chosen curriculum within the major will be used in calculation of the major GPA. For example, if a curriculum requires a student to select two courses from a particular section and the student completes three courses from that section, all three courses would be used to calculate a student's major GPA. Honors levels are Distinction with a GPA of 3.250 to 3.490, High Distinction with a GPA of 3.500 to 3.740 and Highest Distinction with a GPA of 3.750 or higher. A minimum of 50% of credits for the major must be completed at UB to be eligible for departmental honors.

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Social Sciences Interdisciplinary BA - Health and Human Services Community Mental Health Concentration degree
Credits Required for Major47
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum  39
Additional Credits Required for Electives 34
Total Credits Required for Degree 120

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

 
Published: May 26, 2020 15:54:49