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HHS: Community Mental Health

The Health and Humans Services major with a concentration in Community Mental Health allows students to experience coursework that surveys the diverse needs of mental health clients and numerous issues in the mental health field. During two semesters of fieldwork, students do internships in mental health agencies, interact with clients and learn about resources available to help these clients improve the quality of their lives.

Program Requirements

The Community Mental Health Concentration requires two 3-credit internships For more information on internships and a listing of internship opportunities please click here.

Course Requirements for the HHS Community Mental Health Major can be found here.

Careers and Further Education in Community Mental Health

Our majors have gone on to pursue graduate studies in areas such as Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, Public Administration, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, etc. Additionally, Community Mental Health graduates have gone on to work as Mental Health Specialists, Substance Abuse Counselors, Residential Counselors, Case Managers, etc. For a complete listing of graduate work and careers that our students have pursued please click here.

Student Spotlight

  • Ashley Machovec

    Originally from Binghamton, NY, I came to University at Buffalo as a transfer student from my local community college. After switching my major a few times, I chose to be an early childhood education concentration with a teaching and speech pathology minor. Taking a wrong turn on main street in Buffalo, I ended up at […]

  • Clarissa Cardarelli

    I’m from Orchard Park, NY and I am studying French, Linguistics, and International Studies with a regional focus in Africa. I chose International Studies as my major since I have always loved learning foreign languages and about foreign cultures. I plan to use what I have learned about foreign relations, economics, and politics to pursue […]

  • Shontay Barnes

    Originally from Buffalo New York, I am pursuing a double major in Health and Human Services/Community Mental Health and Psychology. I chose this major because I learned about the excellent opportunities to gain hands-on experience in the field.  I was very pleased to see that there was an internship component of the major.  My participation […]

  • Cherrelle Collins

    For me this major encompassed everything I am. After pursuing nursing, and realizing that clinical work was not “for me”, I started to hone in on my leadership skills, ability to direct, inspire and HELP. It was at that moment that I realized I wanted to become instrumental in helping someone else find their “calling” […]

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