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Department of Psychology

Clinical and Community Behavioral Health Minor

The Clinical and Community Behavioral Health (CCBH) minor is for those interested in careers in mental and behavioral health such as Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychology; Social Work; and other fields in the human services sector.  Those completing this minor will:

  • Be better prepared for careers in mental and behavioral health and human services.
  • Gain greater awareness of major psychological theories and paradigms of relevance in mental and behavioral health and human services.
  • Demonstrate understanding of different mental and behavioral health and human service organizations including roles of professionals, range of services offered, and organizational values.

The CCBH minor can be paired with the Psychology major and is open to any other major in the university.


The minor requires 21 hours, 12 of which must be 300-400 level. The minor consists of coursework from four categories: Introductory- Psychology, Introductory- Related Disciplines, Community Connections, and Principles of Mental Health. Requirements in these categories are as follows:

Required Introductory-Psychology (3 hours): Choose from

  • PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 220 Developmental Psychology
  • PSY 250 Psychology of Adjustment

Required Introductory-Related Disciplines (6 hours from separate fields): Choose from the following five departments:

Counseling and Student Affairs

    • CNS 110 Human Relations

Family and Consumer Science

    • FACS 191 Child Development
    • FACS 297 Family, Community and Early Childhood Program Partnerships

Social Work

    • SWRK 101 Foundations of Human Services
    • SWRK 205 Introduction to Social Work


    • GERO 100 Introduction into the Aging experience

Recreation Administration

    • REC 220 Understanding Nonprofit Sector

Required Community Connections (3 hours): Choose from

  • PSY 390 Field Experience in Psychology
  • PSY 470 Psychology and the Law
  • PSY 346 Foundations of Clinical and Community Behavioral Health
  • SWRK 326 Services for Older Americans
  • SWRK 356 Services for Juvenile Offenders
  • SWRK 436 Services to Children

Principles of mental health: (9 hours; at least 6 must be from Psychology): Choose from

  • PSY 355 Issues in Cross- Cultural Psychology
  • PSY 412 Psychology of Motivation and Emotion
  • PSY 422 Adolescent Psychology
  • PSY 440 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 441 Psychological Aspects of Alcoholism
  • PSY 442 Beginning Skills in Psychological Interviewing
  • PSY 443 Behavior Modification
  • PSY 445 Introduction to Clinical and School Psychology
  • FACS 311 Family Relations
  • FACS 391 Risk and Resilience
  • FACS 492 Growth and Guidance of Children
  • FACS 494 Parenting Strategies
  • FACS 495 Family and Relationship Violence
  • FACS 496 Challenging Behaviors
  • GERO 461 Person-Centered Dementia Management

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