Course Details

Mental Health Services Option

120 credits

This Option is for students interested in working in mental health care settings including community mental health centers, child and family service agencies, psychiatric facilities and hospitals, and employee-assistance programs. Mental health social workers frequently work as part of a multi-disciplinary team that includes psychiatry, psychology, and nursing.


Degree Requirements

Credits

Courses required for the Option are shown in boldface.
SW 2200 Introduction to Social Work 4
SW 2500 Human Biology for Social Workers and the Social Sciences 3
SW 3050 Perspectives on Aging (WECO) 3
SW 3300 Mental Health and Society (GACO) 3
SW 3340 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I 3
SW 3350 Human Behavior and the Social Environment II 3
SW 3450 Social Welfare Policy and Services 3
SW 3500 Health and Society (GACO) (WECO) 3
SW 3510 Theory and Practice of Social Work Intervention I 3
SW 3520 Theory and Practice of Social Work Intervention II 3
SW 3530 Theory and Practice of Social Work Intervention III 3
SW 4020 Social Work Research Methods (TECO) 3
SW 4470 Social Work Practicum: Mental Health Services 12
SW 4550 Social Work Seminar (WRCO) 3
Children and Families Elective - complete one of the following: 3
SW 3100 Child Welfare and Family Services
SW 3150 Child Maltreatment
SW 3250 Families, Schools, and Community
PS 2010 Introduction to General Psychology 3
PS 4330 Community Mental Health 3
SO 2220 Foundations of Sociology (DICO) 3
Quantitative Reasoning in the Discipline Connection - complete one of the following: 3
MA 2300 Statistics I (QRCO)
SS 3700 Social Statistics (QRCO)
SW 3700 Social Statistics (QRCO)
General Education:
EN 1200 Composition 3
IS 1111 The First Year Seminar: Critical Thinking and the Nature of Inquiry 3
MA Mathematics Foundations 3
CTDI Creative Thought Directions 6
PPDI Past and Present Directions 6
SIDI Scientific Inquiry Directions 6-8
INCO Integration Connection 3
Electives 23-21

SW 4550 requires a minimum grade of C in the required Social Work (SW) foundation courses and a minimum major grade point average of 2.50 (all courses required for the major).

*All course information is from the 2013-2014 Catalog.