Psychology (Mental Health Concentration) (BA)

Psychology – Mental Health Concentration Degree Overview

Study human behavior with a focus on mental health.

A Psychology major with a Mental Health concentration can prepare students to work with a variety of populations that have issues with mental health and/or substance abuse. In addition to all required courses in the Psychology program, students will take Wellness for the Helping Professional (PY260), Marriage and Family (PY326) and Counseling Theories (PY425). Students will also have a fourth psychology elective that will be a choice of Drugs, Addiction and Crime (PY240), Child Psychology (PY335), Adolescent Psychology (PY336) or Seminar in Dementia (PY449), allowing them to tailor the program to the population of their choice. The mental health concentration is a good fit for entry level careers in behavioral health and social work, as well as good preparation for entering graduate school in Social Work or Clinical Psychology.

Prepare for a Career In:

  • Social Work
  • Child Welfare Services
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Behavioral Health
  • Hospice Services

“At Thomas, you really are more than a number, and the connections you will make with your classmates, and the amazing faculty and staff will last you a lifetime. Once a Terrier always a Terrier.”

Jasmine Turner ’16

At a Glance

Key Courses

  • 121 credit hours
  • 3 year option
  • Career-focused curriculum
  • Internships
  • Leadership development
  • Wellness for the Helping Professional
  • Marriage and Family
  • Counseling Theories
  • Drugs, Addiction, and Crime
  • Child Psychology