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  Nov 24, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 University Catalog

Human Services, BS


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 practical skills that allow them to meet the needs of clients of all ages and backgrounds.

The culminating experience in this major is an internship with a human services agency. This internship is usually completed in the last or next-to-last semester of study, and can be done in the fall, spring, or summer semester.

Degree Requirements


120 Credits Required

Capstone Requirement (12 credits - select one option)


Required Courses in Other Departments (41 - 47 credits)


Electives (28 - 34 credits)


Note


*Also fulfills Humanities University Foundational Core Requirement

University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.

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


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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