Sep 26, 2018
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.
120 Credits Required
Major Requirements (45 credits)
Advanced Content Courses Selective (Select 9 credits)
Practical Skills Courses Selective (9 credits)
Capstone Requirement (12 credits - select one option)
Required Courses in Other Departments (41 - 47 credits)
Electives (28 - 34 credits)
Human Health Selective List
Global Perspectives & International Cultures Selective List
*Also fulfills Humanities University Foundational Core Requirement
University Core Requirements
For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.
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
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