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Human Services

Bachelor of Science Degree

The Human Services degree is designed to be a flexible degree that allows students to pursue careers in social work. Students take a core set of classes that provide a theoretical foundation, then choose courses with the help of their advisor to fulfill the requirement for their unique long-term educational and career goals.

Students pursuing a Human Services degree have the choice of three degree tracks: generalist, healthcare and community advocacy; and Child and Family. The generalist track is designed for students who are looking to develop the skills necessary to work in the field, but who wish to obtain a broad degree that provides maximum flexibility in pursuing a job.  The Healthcare and Community Advocacy track includes additional courses that prepare students who wish to pursue a career within healthcare. The Child and Family track includes additional courses that prepare students for the challenge of helping children and their families deal with the issues in their lives.

Practicum Requirement

Participation in at least one practicum experience is required of all students. The experience gained through the practice of theory and techniques in the field is an important element of the profession. Students are placed with community agencies and private-practice sites under the supervision of professionals. In addition, students attend a weekly seminar that prepares them to search for, apply to, and successfully interview with potential places of employment.

Program of Study

The degree must include a minimum of 4 courses in Human Services taken at the 300 and/or 400 level.With approval of the Division chair, students may elect certain psychology courses to fulfill degree requirements

General Core Requirements
Py150    Psychology
Hs450   Senior Seminar

Human Services Core Courses
Hs250   Case Management & Community Systems
Hs321   Social Research**
Hs310   Human Behavior in Social Environments
Hs340   Individual and Group Interventions
Hs360   Community Based Interventions & Public Policy
Hs400   Practicum (Mg330 Marketing Research and Nu311 Research and Evidence-Based
Nursing Practice may be considered as a substitute for this requirement.)

Diversity Requirement (choose 1)
So201    Social Problems
So250    Race, Ethnicity, Gender & Class

Ethics Requirement (Choose 1)
So206    Social Ethics
Hs315    Ethics for the Helping Professions (recommended) 

Development Requirement (Choose 1)
Py203    Lifespan Development (required for Generalist and Healthcare and Community Advocacy track)
Py205    Child Development (required for Child and Family track)
Py307    Issues in Adolescence
Py206    Adulthood and Aging

Clinical Issues (Choose 1)
Hs207   Exceptional Children
Hs208   Chemical Dependency
Hs260   Family Violence (Required for Child & Family Track)
Hs351   Health & Stress
Py402    Abnormal Psychology
Hs General Electives (2 courses)

Child & Family Specialty Track
The degree requirement for this track are the same as the above, with the following exceptions.

Development Requirement
Py205 – Child Development (Required)

Clinical Requirement
Hs260  Family Violence (Required)

Additional Required Courses
Hs204  Families & Society
Hs445  Impact of Trauma
Cj304  Juvenile Justice

Healthcare & Community Advocacy Track
The degree requirements for this track are the same as the above, with the following exceptions.

Development Requirement (1 course)
Hs203  Lifespan Development

Clinical Requirement        (1 course)
Hs351  Health & Stress Required

Additional Requirements  (3 courses)
Hc100  Introduction to Healthcare
Hs310  Healthcare Law (or Hc315 Healthcare Insurance)
Hs415  Conflict Resolution

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