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Human Services - BA (43 hours total)

 

Overview

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 deliver 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.

Degree Requirements

Required Major Courses

HUS 20553INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN SERVICES (3)

HUS 21253THE FAMILY (3)

HUS 30253SOCIAL POLICY & THE COMMUNITY (3)

HUS 40551APPLIED SKILLS IN HUMAN SERVICES (3)

HUS 41053INTERNSHIP: HUMAN SERVICES (3-APGS) (6-College)

HUS 49053SENIOR COMPREHENSIVE IN HUMAN SERVICES (3)

PSY 20153SURVEY DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY (3)

PSY 30353PSYCHOPATHOLOGY (3)

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SOC 40753SOCIOLOGY OF DEVIANCE (3)

SOC 10453INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (3)

SOC 26052TOPICS IN SOCIAL SCIENCES (3)

SOC 30653ETHNIC RELATIONS & MULTICULTURALISM (3)

Minimum requirement for internship is 6 credits taken in a single semester.

Required Supporting Course

SPA 10124ELEMENTARY SPANISH I (4)

Recommended Courses

PHL 33024ETHICS AND SOCIETY (3)

Career Opportunities

The Human Services 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.