Program Requirements

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to:

  • Evaluate and provide solutions for client needs in a moral and ethical way
  • Help clients become self-sufficient through problem-solving methods, case management skills, and client-centered mental health practices
  • Demonstrate competence in using the best practices of the profession

Program plan

PSYC 111 Introduction to Psychology
SOCI 111 Introduction to Sociology

Students must earn a “C” or better in PSYC 111 and SOCI 111. Students must also earn a “C” or better in general education “communication and citizenship” area courses to continue in the Human Services major.

Foundations in Major (30 hours)
SOCI 200 Addressing Social Injustice
HSRV 202 Introduction to Human Services
PSYC 227 Lifespan Development
HSRV 230 Interpersonal Skills for Helping Professionals
HSRV 256 Introduction to Research Methods for Social Sciences
HSRV 306 Applied Research Methods for Social Sciences
HSRV 370 Case Management
HSRV 380 Grant Proposal Development and Fundraising
HSRV 401 Cultural Diversity
HSRV 475 Internship*

*A student must have senior status before applying for a Human Services internship. See the University catalog for more information.

Electives in Major (12 hours)
Students will choose four advisor-directed electives. A minimum of two electives are required to be chosen from a selection of human services, psychology, and sociology course options, and a maximum of two approved electives may be chosen from other undergraduate programs.

Total major requirements: 42 hours
General education: 39 hours
Electives: 39 hours
Total degree requirements: 120 hours