B.A. in Mental Health and Human Services

Available start dates for the program:  See Academic Calendar

Program language: English or Bilingual(English and Spanish)

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

Program duration: 4 years for Full-Time students and 6 years for Part-Time students


Program Description

Designed in response to a national and state-wide need, Vargas 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.