Dec 05, 2023
CODE: MHCSBHSAAS | TOTAL CREDITS: 60 | FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBILITY: Eligible
The Applied Psychology degree offers required general education courses and a broad foundation in direct service provision of quality mental health and other community services. The degree program is interdisciplinary in nature and is designed to prepare students for direct service careers in a variety of public, non-profit, or private mental health or community service organizations. The program offers students opportunities for practical application of learning within an academic framework applying ethical standards.
Academic Map: AAS Applied Psychology - Mental Health Services
Student Learning Outcomes
- Construct quality documentation for treatment using written and oral communication skills.
- Demonstrate direct services in mental/behavioral health in various community service programs.
- Analyze individual behavior, strengths, and needs in development of service planning.
- Apply best practices in planning and implementation of treatment in various community service programs.
- Recognize diversity and use of ethical standards in social services practice.
General Education Requirements
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS: 22
Mathematics (3 Credits)
NOTE: Your first college-level MATH course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.
English Composition (3-5 Credits)
NOTE: Your first college-level ENG course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.
Communications (3 Credits)
Human Relations (3 Credits)
Natural Science (3 Credits)
Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Science (3 Credits)
- any AM prefix course
- or any ANTH prefix course (except ANTH 102 and 110L)
- or any ART prefix course
- or any COM prefix course
- or CRJ 104 - Introduction to Administration of Justice
- or DAN 101 - Dance Appreciation
- or any ECON prefix course
- or ENG 223 - Themes of Literature
- or GEOG 106 - Introduction to Cultural Geography
- or HHP 150 - Living Healthy and Well
- or HHP 201 - Stress Management
- or HHP 213 - Healthy Aging
- or any HIST prefix course
- or any MUS prefix course (except MUS 100)
- or any PHIL prefix course
- or PHO 101 - Beginning Photography
- or any PSC prefix course
- or any PSY prefix course
- or any SOC prefix course
- or any THTR prefix course (except THTR 275)
- or WMST 113 - Gender, Race, and Class
- or World Languages 101B or above (this includes the following course prefixes: ARA, ARM, CHI, FIL, FREN, GER, GRE, ITAL, JPN, KOR, LAT, PORT, RUS, SPAN, and THAI)
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions (4-6 Credits)
Special Program Requirements
TOTAL SPECIAL PROGRAM CREDITS: 38
Core Requirements (29 Credits)