Human Services: Counseling/Mental Health

Human Services: Counseling and Mental Health concentration image
Bachelor of Science

The Counseling and Mental Health concentration provides a broad overview of counseling services within the mental health system. The 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.

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.

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES 
   Course (Credits)
   See Degree Requirements: General Education requirements (33)
   Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Information Literacy:
   SB 375 Methods of Inquiry (3)
   Senior Capstone: HS 499 Senior Capstone (3)
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS - 39

PROGRAM COURSES
Art & Sciences Courses 
   Course (Credits)
   HU 465 Ethical Issues in Organizations (3) 
   SB 120 Introduction to Psychology (3)
   SB 130 Introduction to Sociology (3)
   SB 231 Social Problems (3)
   SB 265 Alcohol and Drugs in Modern Society (3)
   SB 323 Abnormal Psychology (3)
   SB 333/335/301/436 Human Rights and Genocide/
      Comparative Social Institutions in US/
      Models of Society/Class, Status and Power (3)
   SB 336 Social Welfare Policies (3)
Total Arts & Sciences Credits - 24

Career Studies Courses 
   Course (Credits)
   HS 110 Introduction to Human Services (3)
   HS 133 Community Mental Health Issues and Services (3)
   HS 240 Introduction to Counseling (3)
   HS 341 Counseling Theories (3)
   HS 331 Group Dynamics (3)
   HS 343 Intervention Strategies (6)
   HS 283 Internship (6)
   HS 383 Internship (6)
   HS 431 Rehabilitation Services (3)
   HS 475 Program Planning and Evaluation (3)
Total Career Program Credits – 36

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS - 63

ELECTIVES
Arts and Sciences Electives
   Course (Credits)
   100-400 level (3)
Total Arts & Sciences Elective Credits - 3

Open Electives
   Course (Credits)
   100-400 level (18)
Total Open Elective Credits - 18

TOTAL ELECTIVE CREDITS - 21

TOTAL CREDITS FOR DEGREE - 120



Contact Information:

Mary Handley
Professor and Program Director, Human Services
242 Williams Hall
Phone: (315) 655-7131
Email: mhandley

Ann Sheedy
Assistant Professor
Williams Hall 243
(315) 655-7326
Email: alsheedy


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