Mental Health Concentration

Offered in: Chicago | Schaumburg

The Concentration in Mental Health allows undergraduates to learn about psychological well being and distress, personality, and the ways that mental health professionals address these concerns. This concentration sequence also includes an internship course that provides students with first-hand experience assisting others in the community. This concentration is well suited for students who will pursue graduate training in the helping professions, or for those who may be employed in entry-level mental health positions after graduation.

Requirements

Five courses (15 semester hours) are needed to earn a Concentration in Mental Health. Three of these courses are required, and students choose two electives from a list of options.

All courses must be passed with a grade of C- or higher. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required for all courses in the concentration. Only one class can be transferred from another institution.

Core
PSYC 201ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY3
PSYC 243THEORIES OF PERSONALITY3
PSYC 393INTERNSHIP IN PSYCHOLOGY3
Electives
Select two of the following:6
PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS
HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY
RELAXATION & MINDFULNESS
COUNSELING AND CLINICAL INTERVENTIONS
Total Credit Hours15