Mental Health and Human Services at UMA

Do you enjoying helping people and making a significant difference in their lives? Do you look forward to a career that has the potential for professional development and advancement?

The Mental Health and Human Services Program offers the Associate (A.S) and Bachelor’s (B.S) degrees to students seeking a career in a variety of social service settings. The program is designed for students to tailor a curriculum to match their career goals, whether that is working with young children, adolescents, adults or the elderly. With the bachelor’s degree, students may opt for a Generalist degree or focus in one of three concentrations: Adult Mental Health Rehabilitation; Addiction Counseling; or Child and Family Services. Graduates typically become employed as case managers, child care specialists, substance abuse workers, behavioral health professionals, child protective workers, residential workers and a wide array of related positions. Students may attend full or part-time and take classes on a campus or center or online from anywhere in the world. A Capstone Internship culminates the bachelor’s degree, giving students the opportunity to gain valuable, experience to enhance classroom learning through supervised practice.

The B.S. degree meets the academic requirement for the Licensed Social Worker-Conditional (LSX) credential and students completing the Adult Mental Health Rehabilitation concentration qualify for the Mental Health Rehabilitation/Community (MHRT/C) credential.   A number of graduates continue on to graduate school, most commonly in counseling and social work.

Recent graduates have become employed in the follow positions:

Residential Substance Abuse Counselor, Discharge Planner, Employment Specialist, Social Worker, Long-term Care Social Worker, Mental Health Specialist, Substance Abuse Counselor, Homeless Shelter Coordinator, Case Manager, Teacher’s Aide, Behavioral Health Professional, Care Coordinator, Case Aid, Child Care Worker, Child Protective Services Worker, and Case Aide.