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In the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Mental Health program at Southern New Hampshire University, you can deepen your understanding of human behavior and gain practical, pre-professional experience in applying mental health intervention strategies. Find out more about the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Mental Health program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Southern New Hampshire University's online Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Mental Health program offers you a broad overview of several areas of psychology, including human growth and development across the lifespan, learning, personality, intelligence, individual and group behavior, behavioral deviation, abnormal behavior, memory, and cognitive psychology. You can develop skills in experimental, survey, case-history, and co-relational research methods. Concentration coursework examines the philosophy of helping professions in psychology, sociology, and human services, and introduces you to psychometric techniques of testing and assessment. You'll also have the opportunity to participate in a community-based service organization for a semester.

What Are the Prerequisites?

As a potential applicant to the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Mental Health program, you should be interested in developing an understanding of psychological principles and their application in social and organizational situations. All applicants to Southern New Hampshire University programs must have earned a high school diploma or equivalent.

What Are the Course Requirements?

To earn the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Mental Health from Southern New Hampshire University, you must complete eight core skills courses, nine core knowledge courses, seven psychology courses, four psychology electives, and four concentration courses.

Psychology Major Courses

Course CodeCourse Name
PSY 108 Introduction to Psychology
PSY 211 Human Growth and Development
PSY 215 Psychology of Abnormal Behavior
PSY 216 Psychology of Personality
PSY 224 Research Methods
PSY 305 Cognitive Psychology
PSY 444 Senior Seminar in Psychology
PSY ELE Four Psychology Electives

Mental Health Concentration Courses

Course CodeCourse Name
PSY 291 Experiential Learning Practicum
PSY 315 Counseling Process and Techniques
PSY 335 Assessment & Testing
PSY 443 Internship in Psychology (3-6 credits)

B.A./B.S. Core Skills Courses

Course CodeCourse Name
ENG 120 College Composition I
ENG 200 Sophomore Seminar
IT 100 Introduction to Information Technology
COM 212 Public Speaking
SNHU 303 SNHU Experience: Life After SNHU*
SNHU 404 SNHU Experience: General Education Capstone*
*Or one free elective for Online and On location students and transfers with 15+ credits.
Choose two of the following:
MAT 101 Culinary Mathematics (Culinary Majors Only)
MAT 106 Math for Elementary Education I (Education Majors Only)
MAT 130 Applied Finite Math
MAT 140 Precalculus
MAT 200 Mathematics for the Humanities
MAT 210 Calculus I
MAT 230 Discrete Mathematics
MAT 240 Applied Statistics
MAT ELE Mathematics Elective Based on School

B.A./B.S. Core Knowledge Courses

Course CodeCourse Name
Choose one of the following:
FAS 201 Introduction to Humanities I
FAS 202 Introduction to Humanities II
FAS 223 Appreciation and History of Music
FAS 340 Modern Art
FAS 370 American Art
Choose one of the following:
HIS 109 Western Civilization I
HIS 110 Western Civilization II
HIS 113 United States History I
HIS 114 United States History II
Choose one 200 level Literature Elective
Choose one of the following:
PHL 210 Introduction to Western Philosophy
PHL 212 Introduction to Ethics
PHL 214 Logic, Language and Argumentation
PHL 230 Religions of the World
Choose one Science Elective (not SCI 215)
Choose four (4) other electives:
Social and Behavioral Science Elective (ATH, ECO, POL, PSY, SOC, SSC)*
*No more than two of these four in the same discipline

What Could I Do After Graduation?

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Mental Health program, you could be prepared for entry-level positions in psychology, and any other profession that you can apply your understanding of human behavior and interpersonal relationship building skills to. Positions you could pursue include:

  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Social Case Worker
  • Recruiter

Advanced Degrees

Completing the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Mental Health program can prepare you for graduate studies in psychology. A master's degree in psychology and licensure is required to become a practicing psychologist. Depending on your professional interests and goals, you may choose master's degree programs such as:

  • Master of Science in Community Mental Health
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Psychology
  • Master of Social Work