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2014-2015 University Catalog 
2014-2015 University Catalog [ARCHIVED 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 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.

Summary of Program Requirements

The Summary of Program Requirements for Human Services  is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.

Detailed Program Requirements

Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.

120 credits

Human Services Core (University Foundational Learning Outcomes) (16-27 credits)

Written Communication

Information Literacy

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Oral Communication

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Quantitative Reasoning

Science, Technology & Society

select from University list (IF STAT 11300  is selected for other requirements, this requirement is fulfilled)

Required Courses in Other Departments (21 credits)

Capstone Requirement (12 credits - select one option)

Electives 27-38 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



*Also fulfills Humanities University Foundational Core Requirement

Program Requirements

16 Credits

Spring 1st Year

16 Credits

Fall 2nd Year

  • CORE: Humanities - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • CORE: Science - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • (CORE: Inf Lit &Sci/Tech/Soc)
  • HDFS Adv Content - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Foreign Language - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits

Spring 2nd Year

15 Credits

Fall 3rd Year

15 Credits

Spring 3rd Year

15 Credits

Fall 4th Year

16 Credits

Spring 4th Year

Professional Semester 4

12 Credits


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

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.

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