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Mental Health Counseling

The Mental Health Counseling concentration will prepare you for a broad range of entry-level positions in the field of human services including programs for homeless populations, domestic violence shelters, group homes, family support services, hospice and a wide array of agencies that provide behavioral health support to the community.  Designed to support students who want to provide direct service to a variety of populations. This concentration provides the most flexible curriculum for students who want to work in the field. Students who want to be counselors are encouraged to continue their education at the graduate level upon graduation.  The Mental Health Counseling concentration is also accredited Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE).

Students who want to be counselors are encouraged to continue their education at the graduate level upon graduation.  


B.S. in Human Services, Mental Health Counseling   
General Studies 33
Human Services Core courses  31 
Mental Health Counseling concentration 39
Electives 17
Total hours:  120




Mental Health Counseling required courses:  
HSP 2020 - Small Group Dynamics: Theory and Experience
HSP 2030 - Theory and Practice of Counseling 4
HSP 2040 - Family Systems
HSP 2105 - Foundations of Trauma Counseling
HSP 3070 - Advanced Behavioral Analysis 3
HSP 3220 - Conflict Resolution and Decision Making 3
HSP 4040 - Cognitive Behavior Therapy
HSP 4320 - Psychopathology and the Mental Health Clinician
HSP 4360 - Interpersonal Psychotherapy 3
HSP 4780 - Human Services Internship II 8


A grade of “C” or better is required for each course in this program to count toward the bachelor’s degree.

You must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours in order to graduate and 40 of those credit hours must be upper division (3000 or 4000 level).

Note: If you are on a catalog year prior to 2020, your required coursework will be different than the information presented here. See a department advisor to review a degree progress report to verify which classes you need to complete the program.

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