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Community Mental Health


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About Community Mental Health

Community Mental Health (CMH) is one of the concentrations that students may choose as a Social Science contract major, offered through the School of Social Science and Human Services.

Community Mental Health constitutes a socially necessary set of institutions that provide services to millions of people on an annual basis and engages the participation of multiple professionals. The concentration in Community Mental Health prepares students to understand the components needed to provide services at the community level and to develop skills for effective delivery.  This concentration is a good fit for students interested in public health, public administration, social work, law, and public policy.

To complete the CMH concentration within the Social Science contract major, within the 11 courses required for the major, one required course (SWRK 328 Community Mental Health) and three electives would focus on issues related to CMH. See “Requirements of the Major and Concentrations” for details.

An internship is recommended, but optional.

Classes you can Take:

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Career Opportunities

Sample Job Titles and National Salary Ranges

Job TitleSalary Range
Urban and Regional Planners$39,160 - $118,800
Health Education Specialists$42,340 - $93,680
Social and Human Service Assistants$24,760 - $51,520
Community Health Workers$31,410 - $94,230
Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other$34,710 - $83,870

* Sources of Information: United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics (2020). For more information about careers and assistance in making your career plans, please contact Career Services ( or visit

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