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The Human Services major is ideal for students considering a career in human services or social work as well as for students who already have experience in these fields.
Students new to the field will gain an excellent foundation in theory and practice related to human services and will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through practicums and field-based learning options. Students already experienced in human services can use and build upon their work experiences while acquiring new knowledge, skills and the direction needed to move into new or more advanced positions in the field.
The program prepares students to work in diverse settings such as group homes; correctional, mental retardation and mental health settings; family, child and youth service agencies; and programs concerned with alcoholism, drug abuse, family violence and aging. Near the end of the degree program, students will complete two supervised field placements.
These placements are designed to give students an opportunity for practical applications of theories and concepts they are learning in the classroom. Students are required to have an acceptable background check. A criminal record could make you ineligible for enrollment or participation in a cooperative work experience, creating an inability to graduate from the program.
Scheduling Options: Day or Evening
|GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES|
|ENG 101||English Composition I||3.0|
|HUS 134||Activity Therapy||3.0|
|MAT 155||Contemporary Mathematics||3.0|
|PSY 201||General Psychology||3.0|
|SOC 101||Introduction to Sociology||3.0|
|Choose twelve (12) credits from:|
|HUS 201||Family Systems Dynamics||3.0|
|HUS 204||Introduction to Social Work||3.0|
|HUS 206||Death and Dying||3.0|
|HUS 217||Addictions Counseling||3.0|
|HUS 220||Diversity Issues in Human Service Practice||3.0|
|REQUIRED CORE SUBJECT AREAS|
|HUS 101||Introduction to Human Services||3.0|
|HUS 102||Personal and Professional Development in the Helping Profession||3.0|
|HUS 110||Orientation to Human Services||1.0|
|HUS 203||Human Behavior and Social Environment||3.0|
|HUS 208||Alcohol and Drug Abuse||3.0|
|HUS 209||Case Management||3.0|
|HUS 221||Professional Ethics in Human Services Practice||3.0|
|HUS 224||Behaviorally-Based Interventions||3.0|
|HUS 230||Interviewing Techniques||3.0|
|HUS 235||Group Dynamics||3.0|
|HUS 237||Crisis Interventions||3.0|
|HUS 250*||Supervised Field Placement I||4.0|
|HUS 251*||Supervised Field Placement II||4.0|
|Total Credit Hours||66.0|
*These courses require a minimum grade of “C” for this program.
The Human Services program provides learning opportunities which broadens perspectives, builds self-awareness, and develops professional skills for effective human service work.
You can find the name of your assigned academic advisor by reviewing Degree Works, your Class Schedule, or by visiting the Advising webpage.
Advisement Information updated/reviewed 08/2019.