Academics

College of Health and Human Services

Head shot of Dean Neal DeChillo

The College of Health and Human Services (CHHS), home to some of the university’s most popular majors, has long been at the forefront of education within the health fields. We are nursing, social work, criminal justice and occupational therapy.

Our School of Nursing produces skilled and qualified nurses with countless graduates providing healthcare and related services all across Massachusetts, the United States and the globe. Nursing offers both undergraduate (BSN) and graduate (MSN) degree programs in nursing, including a direct entry option and a nurse practitioner program. All of our nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

The School of Social Work, among the first in the state university system, offers graduate (MSW) and undergraduate (BSW) social work programs. Both programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Criminal justice is an academic program that builds a solid foundation for entry into the professional fields as well as further graduate studies. Our alumni work in all corners of the legal professions as police officers, corrections officers, federal agents, lawyers, and probation officers just to name some of the many available opportunities. If you’re considering a career in these areas, our criminal justice program offers both graduate and undergraduate programs to help you achieve your goals. Both programs are Quinn Bill certified by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Our occupational therapy (OT) department leads in OT education by offering a mix of programs designed to meet the needs of our students and the demands of today’s workforce. They include an undergraduate program, BS in occupational health studies; and graduate programs, a combined BS/MS in occupational therapy, and a direct entry MS. All of our OT programs are accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

No matter which CHHS major you enroll in, each one carefully blends academics with field experience so our graduates are best-prepared to join the workforce as skilled practitioners and/or further their education.

Sincerely,

Neal DeChillo, PhD
Associate Provost and Dean
College of Health and Human Services

CHHS Mission Statement [PDF]

 

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