Nov 26, 2022
PROGRAM CODE: 78382
PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Dr. Charles Guigno
DEPARTMENT: ALLIED HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
The curriculum presented here applies to students who started the major in Fall 2019 or Spring 2020. If you enrolled as a matriculant prior to that, please see the College Catalog for the year you started the major as a matriculant for the curriculum requirements that apply to you.
Consultation with the Program Advisor is required.
Upon successful completion of Mental Health and Human Services degree program requirements, graduates will:
- understand and engage in career building strategies
- understand the variety of career options in the helping professions and the educational and licensing requirements
- understand and practice using basic helping skills
- understand and practice effective strategies for working with members of diverse populations
- demonstrate skills to effectively run groups, meetings, and projects
- examine the impact of government and political systems on public policy formulation and decision-making
- engage in meaningful volunteer activity
- communicate strategically and effectively in support of a civic endeavor
- acquire and disseminate knowledge relating to political issues
Successful completion of CUNY Assessment Tests in Reading, Writing, and ACCUPLACER CUNY Assessment Test in Math with passing examination
scores, unless otherwise exempt, or developmental courses may be required.
Civic Engagement Experiences:
One (1) Civic Engagement experience satisfied by Civic Engagement Certified or Civic Engagement Component course or approved outside activity.
Writing Intensive Requirement:
One (1) Writing Intensive course in any discipline is required. Participation in a Learning Community that includes ENG 1200 or ENG 2400 also satisfies this requirement.
Required Core (4 Courses, 12 Credits):
When Required Core courses are specified for a category, they are strongly suggested and/or required for the major
* Note: You may elect to take a math or science course that is 4 credits or more. TAP counts 3 credits towards the requirements and the 4th credit as an elective.
Flexible Core (6 Courses, 18 Credits):
When Flexible Core courses are specified for a category, they are strongly suggested and/or required for the major
One course from each Group A to E. and one (1) additional course from any group
No more than two courses can be selected from the same discipline
A. World Cultures and Global Issues Designated Course
B. U.S. Experience in its Diversity Designated Course
C. Creative Expression Designated Course
D. Individual and Society Designated Course
E. Scientific World Designated Course
Note: You may elect to take a math or science course that is 4 credits or more. TAP counts 3 credits towards the requirements and the 4th credit as an elective.
Major Requirements (6 Courses, 18 Credits):
Concentrations (4 Courses, 12 Credits):
Select one (1) of the following concentrations:
Mental Health and Human Services (4 Courses, 12 Credits):
Select one (1) from the following (3 credits):
Substance Abuse Counseling (4 Courses, 12 Credits):
No Longer Accepting Applicants into the Concentration. Students interested in working in the field of Substance Abuse Counseling should enroll in the Chemical Dependency Counseling, A.S.
Domestic Violence Counseling (4 Courses, 12 Credits):
Select one (1) of the following (3 credits):
- ANT XXXX – Any Anthropology Course 3 Credit(s) or
- PSY XXXX – Any Psychology Course 3 Credit(s) or
- SOC XXXX – Any Sociology Course 3 Credit(s) – Suggested: SOC 3100 - Introduction to Sociology 3 Credit(s)
0 to 6 credits sufficient to meet required total of 60 credits