Health and Human Services (HHS) is one of five major areas in the Social Sciences Interdisciplinary major. It studies the systems delivering human services to individuals and communities in need, the problems affecting those individuals and communities, and the professions and professionals providing services.
The HHS/Early Childhood Studies major focuses on a broad range of concepts related to early childhood and the family. It explores topics such as learning and education, family structures and dynamics, and social identities and diversity. It examines issues that directly affect children such as developmental and mental health challenges, family instability, addition, and loss as well as various treatments and interventions associated with these issues.
Although this major does not lead to a teaching certification, the Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Programs major in Health and Human Services/Early Childhood is one of the approved majors for acceptance to UB's Graduate School of Education for early childhood/childhood education.
For more information on the community mental health or social gerontology concentration areas of the SSC/Health and Human Services majors please see their individual pages.