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About Community Mental Health

Social Science is an interdisciplinary contract major offered through the School of Social Science and Human Services. It is designed to enable students with specialized interests in the Social Sciences to develop, in collaboration with a faculty advisor, a coherent program of courses in areas of inquiry for which regular majors are not offered, allowing students to explore specialized or emerging fields. Examples of such programs include, but are not limited to:

  • Africana Studies
  • Community Mental Health
  • Cultural Studies
  • Ethnic Relations
  • Gender Studies
  • Labor Studies

It is recommended that students consider combining their major concentration with an appropriate minor (e.g. Sociology, Psychology, Substance Abuse, Women’s Studies, African-American Studies, Latin American Studies, Economics).

Each of the concentrations requires 10 courses at least 4 of which must be at the upper level, fieldwork, and a research methods course. Since the choice of concentration and design of the major are individualized, interested students are encouraged to contact the convener early in their college careers.


Classes you can Take:

History of Social Thought, Biological Conservation, World Sustainability, Environmental History, Sustainable Communities, Food and Population

See Full Program Requirements

Sample Job Titles and National Salary Ranges

Job TitleSalary Range
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers$88,060 - Varies
Urban and Regional Planners$43,840 - $118,470

* Sources of Information: United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics (2017). For more information about careers and assistance in making your career plans, please contact Career Services ( or visit