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, case management, and client-centered mental health practices
  • Demonstrate competence in using the best practices of the profession, with an emphasis on client-centered mental health practices, case management skills, and problem-solving

Program plan

Prerequisites
PSYC 111 Introduction to Psychology
SOCI 111 Introduction to Sociology

Students must earn a “C” or better in PYSC 111 and SOCI 111. Students must also earn a “C” or better in General Education courses to continue in the Human Services major.

Foundations in Major (30 hours)
HSRV 202 Introduction to Human Services
HSRV 230 Introduction to Interpersonal Relations
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
HSRV 401 Multicultural Issues
HSRV 475 Internship*
PSYC 227 Lifespan Development
SOCI 200 Social Problems

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

Choose one of the following five concentrations (12 hours)
A. Family Services
HSRV 350 Family and the Court System
HSRV 365 Dynamics of Family Violence
PSYC 225 Prenatal through Adolescent Development
SOCI 255 The Family

B. Gerontology Services
HSRV 340 Social Welfare Policy
HSRV 415 Older Adults in the 21st Century
HSRV 350 Family and the Court System
PSYC 226 Adult Development

C. Mental Health Services
HSRV 330 Conflict Resolution
PSYC 360 Psychopathology
PSYC 361 Group Process and Practice
PSYC 365 Current Psychotherapies

D. Social Services
HSRV 340 Social Welfare Policy
HSRV 381 Advanced Grant Proposal Development
ORGL 330 Budgeting for Nonfinancial Leaders
ORGL 355 Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations

E. Substance Abuse Services
HSRV 311 Substance Abuse
HSRV 316 Methods of Substance Abuse Treatment
HSRV 330 Conflict Resolution
PSYC 361 Group Process and Practice

Total Major hours: 42 hours
General Education hours: 39 hours
Elective hours: 39 hours
Total degree requirements: 120 hours