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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE WITH A MAJOR IN HUMAN SERVICES

REQUIREMENTS-- 36 hours

Human Services Core Courses (36 hours)

All of the following (27 hours)

  • SOCI 131 Introduction to Sociology
  • HSRV 131 Survey of Human Services
  • HSRV 234 Basic Helping Skills
  • HSRV 331 Practice with Individuals & Families
  • HSRV 338 Case Management
  • HSRV 433 Social Policy Analysis       
  • HSRV 435 Ethics in Human Services
  • HSRV 461* Internship and Seminar (6 hours)

One of the following (3 hours)

  • HSRV 235 Human Behavior in the Social Environment I: Conception through Adolescence
  • HSRV 236 Human Behavior in the Social Environment II: Adulthood

One of the following (3 hours)

  • HSRV 335** Social Research
  • HSRV 332 Practice with Groups and Communities

One of the following (3 hours)

  • HSRV 432 Addictions and Recovery
  • HSRV 438 Applied Interventions

*Internship is a required course for the major and is viewed as an invaluable tool to prepare students for employment in human services. The Human Services Department reserves the right to require alternative coursework in lieu of internship placement when the Department feels this is in the best interest of either the student or the Department. Any student with extenuating and verifiable circumstances which may prevent him/her from successfully completing an internship placement may complete an Internship Exclusion Application and submit it to the Department Chair for consideration.

**HSRV 335 Social Research is recommended for students going on to graduate school.
NOTE: Courses used as part of a concentration area (below) cannot be counted in the 36-hour Core.

 


BACHELOR OF SCIENCE WITH A CONCENTRATION IN HUMAN SERVICES

REQUIREMENTS-- 54 hours - NOTE: Students completing a concentration in Human Services do not need to complete a minor in order to graduate.

Completion of the Human Services Core Courses (36 hours; See above.)

Completion of one of the following Areas of Concentration (18 hours)

Community-Based Intervention Concentration

  • HSRV 332 Practice with Groups & Communities
  • HSRV 337 Race and Diversity
  • HSRV 401 Child Abuse
  • HSRV 460 Special Topics: School Social Work
  • CRJS 131 Intro to Criminal Justice
  • CRJS 331 Deviance and Society

Adult Intervention Concentration

  • HSRV 236 Human Behavior in the Social Environment II: Adulthood
  • HSRV 332 Practice with Groups & Communities
  • HSRV 460 Special Topics: Mental Health
  • MSMN 237 Examining Marriage and Family
  • PSYC 435 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC 332 Adult Development

*Note: Completion of this area of concentration requires the prerequisite of PSYC 131 Basic Psychology.

Christian Service Concentration

  • HSRV 332 Practice with Groups & Communities
  • HSRV 402 Human Rights Abuses
  • HSRV 460 Special Topics: Christian Social Work
  • MSMN 237 Examining Marriage and Family
  • MSMN 334 Caring for Others
  • MSMN 337 Ministering to Individuals and Families

International Concentration

  • HSRV 332 Practice with Groups and Communities
  • HSRV 337 Race and Diversity
  • HSRV 402 Human Rights Abuses
  • MSMN 239 Exploring World Religions
  • MSMN 138 Understanding Cultures
  • MUOL 402 World Music

Note:  HSRV 335 AND either BADM 300 or MATH 335 are recommended for those intending to pursue graduate studies.


BACHELOR OF ARTS WITH A MAJOR IN HUMAN SERVICES

REQUIREMENTS-- Completion of the requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree plus a foreign language through the intermediate level.

 


MINOR IN HUMAN SERVICES

REQUIREMENTS-- 24 semester hours:

Human Services Core Courses (18 hours)

  • SOCI 131 Introduction to Sociology
  • HSRV 131 Survey of Human Services
  • HSRV 234 Basic Helping Skills
  • HSRV 331 Practice with Individuals & Families
  • HSRV 338 Case Management
    AND
  • HSRV 235 Human Behavior & the Social Environment I
    OR
    HSRV 236 Human Behavior & the Social Environment II

Two Additional Electives from Human Services (6 hours)

  • HSRV 332 Practice with Groups & Communities
  • HSRV 337 Race and Diversity
  • HSRV 432 Addictions and Recovery
  • HSRV 433 Social Policy Analysis
  • HSRV 435 Ethics in Human Services