Collaborative Health & Human Services BA

The CHHS major provides you with the essential knowledge, skills and abilities needed to become a future leader in health and social service organizations. It also prepares you for entry into graduate programs in public health, social work, public administration, nonprofit management, and related allied health and social service professions.

You will master the theory and practice of inter-agency collaboration; acquire proficiency in the use of electronic technologies; and develop sound critical-thinking, communication and analytical skills. You will also build a foundation of values and ethics, and cultural competence needed for serving client populations and communities whose backgrounds differ from your own.

To learn more about the major, visit the Health, Human Services & Public Policy website.

Required Courses

In order to graduate, you will also need to complete your general education and university requirements. *CHHS Majors on this (2019-2020) Catalog Year who have declared and successfully complete all degree requirements are exempted from completing the CSUMB World Culture & Language Requirement.

Complete all of the following core courses:

Complete all of the following field placement seminars:

Complete all of the following capstone seminars:

Complete one of the following Concentrations:

Please note: Twelve (12) of the units taken to complete a concentration (all of which are upper division) may not be used in fulfillment of other minors or concentrations.

Social Work Concentration

Complete all of the following courses:

Complete two of the following courses:

Community Health Concentration

Complete both of the following courses:

Complete two of the following courses:

Public Administration & Nonprofit Management Concentration

Complete all of the following courses:

Complete one of the following courses:

Interdisciplinary Concentration

Students must complete all of the courses from two of the three following areas:

Area 1: Community Health

Area 2: Public Administration & Nonprofit Management

Area 3: Social Work

Learning Outcomes

MLO 1: Collaboration and Ethical Leadership

Apply the principles of collaboration, ethics, and leadership to work with colleagues and diverse communities to establish shared values and vision to achieve mutual goals.

MLO 2: Equity and Social Justice

Apply principles of cultural awareness and an understanding of social identities to promote diversity, equity, and social justice in health and human services.

MLO 3: Integrated and Disciplinary Knowledge of Health and Human Services

Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental principles of the interrelationships between health and human services fields, organizations, and systems. Apply specialized knowledge and skills in a selected disciplinary area.

MLO 4: Policy, Politics, and Public Action

Demonstrate an understanding of health and social problems and apply the skills needed to identify, describe, and critically, analyze public policies. Synthesize evidence to evaluate alternative strategies to promote equitable public action.

MLO 5: Professional Communication

Critically analyze the organizational and cultural contexts of communication, and demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate complex ideas to diverse audiences in a variety of professional settings.

MLO 6: Professional Development and Application

Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for growth and development as a health and human services professional through self-awareness, personal reflection, and self-correcting behavior. Commit to lifelong learning and the application of best practices to advance the fields.

MLO 7: Research Methods and Information Literacy

Apply appropriate research methodologies to gather and evaluate different types of evidence to critically analyze public problems in the health and human services fields.