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  Dec 16, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Services, BS


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About the Program

If you are interested in working with people to help improve their life circumstances, the Human Services major may be an excellent choice for you. Students in this major are concerned about today’s individuals and families and want to help them find solutions to challenging circumstances.

Human Services students are trained for a variety of careers in community-based programs, home-based programs, health-related social services, and mental health organizations. The Human Services option is designed to provide students with basic knowledge in human development and family studies, skills for working with people in service agencies, and program evaluation skills. Throughout the academic program, students develop knowledge and skills to work with children, adults and families.

With the help of their academic advisors, students select courses to meet the requirements of the major and their individual interests and needs. Students are prepared to serve their communities through internships, application of coursework and development of professional skills in the work force.

Degree Requirements and Supplemental Information

The full Program Requirements for 2016-17 Human Services  include all Supplemental Information and selective lists of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. These are intended to be printer-friendly, but include less descriptive course detail.

Please see below for program requirements and the necessary degree fulfillments.

HDFS-BS
XHBS
120 credits

Capstone Requirement (12 credits - select one option)


Required Courses in Other Departments (39-46 credits)


Electives (29-36 credits)


120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree


At least 32 credits of coursework required at 300 level or higher to meet graduation requirements.

University Foundational Learning Outcomes List


https://www.purdue.edu/provost/initiatives/curriculum/course.html

Note


*Also fulfills Humanities University Foundational Core Requirement

Program Requirements


16 Credits


Spring 1st Year


16 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


15 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


15 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


15 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


16 Credits


12 Credits


Note


Total credits needed for graduation: 120
Upper division (300 and 400 level) credits needed for graduation: 32

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

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