Human Services

Students in the Human Services major will be introduced to policies and programs designed to meet community needs among varied populations. Students will be asked to think critically about issues of diversity and social equity, and will learn to help people cope with personal challenges such as poverty, substance abuse, mental health, and relational crisis. Students will analyze the social, legal, political, and governmental forces that influence the delivery of human services; and gain abilities in program implementation, client interviewing, data gathering, counseling, consulting, and case management. Students may choose to specialize in advocacy, child and family services, corrections, gerontology, or mental health programs. This major follows guidelines of the National Organization for Human Service Education which promotes the knowledge, skills, and values needed by professionals who plan to commit their lives to serving others. The major prepares students to pursue careers in private and public sectors including welfare agencies, church ministries, community development programs, youth and adult group homes, senior centers, retirement and nursing homes, case management agencies, homeless shelters, poverty assistance programs, and government, corrections or law enforcement agencies.  Graduates are prepared to pursue a master’s degree in fields such as Social Work, Public Health, Public Administration, and Urban Studies.

Minor available in human services. Please check with your advisor for availability at your campus.

Degree Requirements

Required Major Courses

HUS 20553INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN SERVICES

HUS 21253THE FAMILY

HUS 30253SOCIAL POLICY & THE COMMUNITY

HUS 40553SKILLS & TECHNQS IN HUMAN SERV I

HUS 41053INTERNSHIP: HUS

HUS 42053INTERNSHIP: HUS

HUS 49053SENIOR COMP IN HUMAN SERVICES

Minimum requirement for internship is 8 semester credit hours.

Other Required Courses

PHL 33024ETHICS AND SOCIETY

PSY 12053PRINCIPLES OF PSYCHOLOGY

PSY 20153SURVEY DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

PSY 30353PSYCH OF ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR

SOC 10453INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY

SOC 26052TOPICS IN SOCIAL SCIENCES

SOC 30653ETHNIC RELTNS & MULTICLTRL

ENG 23723INTERMEDIATE WRITING

OR

ENG 31023ADVANCED EXPOSITORY WRITING

Required Courses for Advocacy Emphasis

HUS 20153ISSUES IN CHILD WELFARE

HUS 26001ISSUES IN ADVOCACY

Required Courses for Children and Families Emphasis

HUS 20153ISSUES IN CHILD WELFARE

SOC 30753HUMAN SEXUALITY

Required Courses for Corrections Emphasis

HUS 20153ISSUES IN CHILD WELFARE

SOC 40753SOCIOLOGY OF DEVIANCE

Required Courses for Gerontology Emphasis

HUS 30153ISSUES IN GERONTOLOGY

HUS 30953DEATH AND DYING

Required Courses for Mental Health Emphasis

HUS 26002ISSUES IN CASE MANAGEMENT

SOC 40753SOCIOLOGY OF DEVIANCE

Other focus areas can be created and approved by the department of social sciences.

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