Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies (Minor)

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Program Description

Offered by the College of Arts and Science in cooperation with the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (DCAP) at NYU Langone Health, this minor aims to heighten students’ awareness of childhood mental health issues and their sustained impact on adolescents and adults. In the child and adolescent mental health studies (CAMS) minor, students will (1) explore the relationship between human behavior and its biological and environmental bases; (2) be challenged to think critically about the concepts of “normal” or “typical” versus “abnormal” behavior and engage in a meta-level analysis of the social, historical, and cultural context of mental health, illness, and diagnosis; and (3) be encouraged to consider how their future career can have a beneficial impact on the mental health of children, adolescents, and families.

Minor Declaration

CAS students: please contact to declare the minor. All other NYU students: please declare the minor via the cross-school minor application on Albert. Students may also use the Minor Application in Albert to request cancellation of a CAS or cross-school minor. For more information, please contact the CAMS adviser at