College of Professional Studies: Degree Programs: Undergraduate

Human Services, Bachelor of Science

A degree in human services is ideal for students who would like to make a career out of helping others. Graduates in the human services field reach out to individuals, families, and communities.

The human services bachelor's degree program provides you with the skills to work in a variety of public outreach organizations and relate to clients on multiple levels. Sample careers include case management, community corrections, counseling, residential and behavioral technician, social services, victim’s advocate, and volunteer coordinator, from a variety of fields such as nursing, psychiatry, psychology, rehabilitative or physical therapy, or social work.

The course work includes topics such as understanding diversity, aging, helping relationships, field experience and an internship, first aid in fitness settings, human growth and development, nonprofit management, social problems, community and social movements.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, human services is a growing career field with employment expected to grow much faster than average, and job opportunities should be excellent.

Degree Curriculum
Human Services
Course # Course Title
Credits
HS 1200 Introduction to Human Services
3
HS 1500 Helping Relationships
3
HS 2000 Human Services Programming
3
HS 2600 Field Experience
3
HS 4950 Internship
3
Total Credits: 15
Business Administration
Course # Course Title
Credits
BA 1200 Foundations of Business
3
BA 2010 Principles of Management
3
BA 2410 Human Resources Management
3
BA 2700 Organizational Behavior
3
BA 2850 Managing in a Legal Environment
3
Total Credits: 15
English
Course # Course Title
Credits
ENG 1250 English Composition I
3
ENG 1270 English Composition II
3
ENG 2320 Professional Communication
3
ENG 2400 Grant Writing
3
Total Credits: 12
Mathematics, Science & Computer Science
Course # Course Title
Credits
BIO 1100 Anatomy & Physiology
3
MA 1000 Foundations of College Math
3
MA 1025 Mathematical Problem-Solving
3
MA 2010 Foundations of Statistics
3
MIS 1300 Software Tools
3
Total Credits: 15
Humanities & Social Sciences
Course # Course Title
Credits
HUM 2000 Introduction to Humanities
3
HUM 3710 Ethics
3
PSY 1700 Introduction to Psychology
3
PSY 1750 Human Growth and Development
3
PSY 2000 Understanding Diversity
3
PSY 2510 Theories of Counseling
3
PSY 2520 Abnormal Psychology
3
PSY 2760 Theories of Personaliyt
3
PSY 3730 Aging
3
PSY 3750 Interview Strategies for Helpers
3
PSY 3770 Assessment in Psychology
3
PSY 4520 Advanced Abnormal Psychology
3
SS 1110 American Government
3
SS 2720 Group Dynamics
3
SS 2800 Introduction to Sociology
3
SS 2810 Social Problems
3
SS 2820 Marriage & the Family
3
SS 2900 Community and Social Movements
3
Total Credits: 57
Electives
Course # Course Title
Credits
HUM Literature Elective
3
Approved Electives
3
Total Credits: 6
CURRICULUM TOTAL CREDITS: 120
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