The mental health psychology minor is designed for students who are interested in psychological theory and applications to mental health issues. Such students might be interested in working with chronically mentally ill, wellness efforts, chemical dependency (with dual diagnosis), social work positions or in areas of social services or institutions in which a working knowledge of mental health is essential. The minor fits well with other majors including social work, nursing and human services.
To complete the mental health psychology minor, students are required to take a minimum of 20 credits. At least 12 of these credits must be taken at Metropolitan State, and at least 12 credits must be upper division.