College of Health Sciences and Human Services

Department of Health, Human Services and Public Policy

The Health, Human Services, and Public Policy Department prepares undergraduate students to serve and lead in health and human services careers. Our students are immersed in an innovative educational experience that encourages collaboration, provides real-world experiences and enhances leadership skills. In partnership with local organizations, our students use their skills to develop community-based projects that address complex social problems.

group of CHHS graduates at commencement ceremony

The mission of HHSPP is to educate future health and human services professionals, in order to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities. We accomplish this through an interdisciplinary approach to applied research, innovative pedagogy, and engaged scholarship. Driven by a commitment to equity, social justice, and ethical practice, we work collaboratively with community-based organizations and public agencies to support students in becoming effective leaders of social change.

Student with faculty at recognition ceremony

Overview

The Health, Human Services, and Public Policy Department prepares undergraduate students to serve and lead in health and human services careers. Our students are immersed in an innovative educational experience that encourages collaboration, provides real-world experiences and enhances leadership skills. In partnership with local organizations, our students use their skills to develop community-based projects that address complex social problems.

Our Bachelor's Degree

The BA in Collaborative Health and Human Services (CHHS) is an interdisciplinary degree for students interested in health and human services career fields. Students gain experience in the disciplines of: 

  • Public administration 
  • Public health
  • Social work

Contact Health, Human Services and Public Policy

Phone: 831-582-3565

Email: Send an email

Building: Ocean Hall D

Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm

Virtual office hours: Available via email Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30am - 4:00pm