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Human and Social Services - BA (46 hours total)

 

Overview

Students in the Human and Social 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.

Degree Requirements

Required Major Courses

ADC 30000INTRO TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE DISORDERS AND ADDICTION COUNSELING (3)

HUS 20553INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN SERVICES (3)

HUS 30000SOCIAL WELFARE:ISSUES IN HUMAN SERVICES (3)

HUS 30063HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT (3)

HUS 30253SOCIAL POLICY & THE COMMUNITY (3)

HUS 36000STATISTICS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES (3)

HUS 30654MARRIAGE AND FAMILY (3)

HUS 32000GROUP WORK IN HUMAN SERVICES (3)

HUS 40454ETHICS IN HUMAN SERVICES (3)

HUS 40553SKILLS & TECHNIQUES IN HUMAN SERVICES I (3)

HUS 40554SKILLS & TCHNIQUES IN HUMAN SERVICES II (3)

HUS 49000SEMINAR IN HUMAN SERVICES (4)

PSY 30353PSYCHOPATHOLOGY (3)

SOC 10453INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (3)

SOC 30653ETHNIC RELATIONS & MULTICULTURALISM (3)

 

Wisconsin Social Worker Training Certificate

Students applying for the Social Worker Training Certificate must also have the following courses:

 

HUS 40555SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES IN HUMAN SERVICES III (3)

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

HUS 42053INTERNSHIP: HUMAN SERVICES (3)

HUS 43053INTERNSHIP: HUMAN SERVICES (3)

400 Hours of Internship Required

(HUS 32000 Group Skills in Human Services is not required for students pursuing the Wisconsin Social Worker Certification Track.)

Career Opportunities

The Human and Social 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.