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Bachelor Degree Programs
B.A. in Mental Health and Human Services

Available start dates for the program: See Academic Calendar

Program language: English or  Spanish

Available Schedules: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7:00PM-10:00PM or 9:00AM-12:00PM, Saturday from 7:00AM-7:30PM 

Educational offering are delivered through distance education(hybrid)


B.A. in Mental Health and Human Services 

Designed in response to a national and state-wide need, JMVU’s B.A. Program in Mental Health and Human Services prepares students for employment in a variety of community-based human services. Graduates of the Bachelor’s degree program can pursue successful professional careers involving crisis stabilization, case management, psychosocial and vocational rehabilitation, job coaching, community support work, crisis shelter management, and other services in a variety of agencies and institutions. 

The coursework for the Bachelor’s degree in Mental Health and Human Services is blend of psychology, mental health, human services and liberal arts, while an internship provides students with the opportunity to work in a human service, mental health, or substance abuse rehabilitation agency. 

Students completing the B.A. Program will gain valuable skills in handling crises, managing case loads, and representing others through advocacy. They will be able to conduct intake interviews, prepare and write reports, develop individual service plans (ISPs), administer job assistance programs, and provide coaching for life changes. 

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Concentration to the BA-MHHS  program comprised of the following 7 courses:

• PS225: Ethics in Applied Behavior Analysis (3 credits)
• PS340: Exceptional Needs Children (3 credits)
• PS360: Applied Behavior Analysis I (3 credits)
• PS365: Applied Behavior Analysis II (3 credits)
• PS385: Targeted Topics in Applied Behavior Analysis (3 credits)
• PS410: Screening and Assessment (3 credits)
• PS430: Program Design Evaluation (3 credits)

Program Objectives 

As shown by the following objectives, the Mental Health and Human Services program is designed to be both academic and career-oriented in focus. While the students will learn the history and theoretical components of the field, they will also be engaged in applying their understanding through the development of skills used in human services and counseling in several mental health fields. An internship in a mental health/human services facility is a requirement for graduation. 

1. Demonstrate the clinical skills of screening, assessment, treatment planning, termination, referral and education and promotion. 

2. Explain the history, current state and nature of mental health and human services professions as well as the theoretical orientations that apply to clinical and counseling settings. 

3. Explains the nature of behavior and recognizes mental and behavioral disorders 

4. Integrate technology to the clinical and counseling settings 

5. List psychological Assessment and use quantitative and empirical reasoning to analyze and draw conclusions 

6. Demonstrate the skills needed to handle crises, manage caseloads, and represent others through advocacy. 

7. Conduct intake interviews, prepare, and write reports, develop individual service plans (ISPs), administer job assistance programs, and provide coaching for life changes. 

8. Practice of an ethical and lawful behavior 

9. Pursue the Behavioral Health Technician Certificates or the Certified Addiction Professional, the Certified Addiction Counselor, and the Certified Addiction Specialist awarded by the Florida Certification Board 


This program is offered exclusively in English or in Spanish. 

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