Designed to align with UMA’s Mental Health & Human Services (MHHS) programs, this Early College pathway offers high school students the opportunity to complete both core and general education requirement courses while getting a preview of the different avenues available for students who enjoy helping people, making a significant difference in the lives of others, and are thinking about a career in the fields of mental health, social sciences, substance use treatment, and human services. The UMA MHHS graduate is prepared to utilize mental health and substance use disorder theory, technology, and evidenced-based knowledge while maintaining a therapeutic caring relationship. You’ll acquire skills in handling crises, managing caseloads, representing others (advocacy), providing psychosocial rehabilitation, counseling, job coaching, teaching life and career skills, providing educational support, coordinating support services, identifying and solving problems, and more.

  • HUS 101 Introduction to Human Services (3 credits)
  • HUS 125 Introduction to Substance Use Disorders (3 credits)
  • PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
  • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)

Related Majors and Certificates at UMA

  • Associate of Science in Mental Health and Human Services
  • Bachelor of Science in Mental Health and Human Services
  • Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician/Community Certificate
  • Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Technician Certificate

Related Careers

  • Social Worker (Schools, Healthcare, etc.)
  • Counselor/Therapist
  • Case Manager/Care Manager
  • Substance Use Treatment Provider
  • Prevention Specialist
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Public Policy/Advocacy