Bachelor's Degree in Human Services: Counseling/Mental Health

Human Services Counseling and Mental Health

The Counseling and Mental Health concentration of the Human Services program provides a broad overview of counseling services within the mental health system. Leading to a Bachelor of Science degree, the program's curriculum addresses issues related to current mental health practice, providing students with a base of knowledge about the systems and services for children, adolescents and adults.

Student Learning Goals:
• Provide students with an understanding of the mental health system;
• Develop basic counseling skills;
• Develop an understanding of counseling theory and approaches; and
• Prepare students for professional counseling environments.

Special Features:
Two internships (160 hours each) in mental health settings are based on students‘ interests, experience and academic preparation.

Program Requirements:
• Students must earn a minimum grade of a "C" in each 100-200 level Human Services course;
• Students must have earned at least 30 academic hours and have permission of the Human Services Program Director to be eligible for an internship;
• Students may repeat any Human Services course in which they earned less than a "C" only once; students who cannot achieve a grade of "C" or above on the second attempt may not continue in the program; and
• Students must complete 12 credit hours in a Counseling and Mental Health Internship.