Program Overview

The human services administration minor requires 20 credits with two main components:

  • students with extensive experience in administration and supervision may receive credits through the assessment of prior learning process or take an additional elective course; and
  • two courses can be selected from a series of courses that are in human services and related program areas.

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Prerequisites

Requirements ( 20 total credits)

Human Services Administration Core Courses (12 credits

Three courses are required to acquaint students with the theoretical underpinnings of supervision and administration.

  • HSA 362 Human Services Administration
    4 credits

    This course, designed for those planning careers in human services administration, provides insight into some of the common problems and concerns of management in a human services agency. Students use actual case studies to focus on examples of organizational planning, community relations, the decision-making process and personnel management. Overlap: HSA 360 Health Care Management and Supervision I and HSA 362T Human Service Administration Theory Seminar.

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  • HSA 369 Program Evaluation
    4 credits

    This course focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to appropriately identify, collect, analyze and report evaluative information to be used in making decisions about, and changes in, programs. Topics include approaches to program evaluation, the process of planning and conducting an evaluation, basic principles and practices of designing evaluation instruments, and methods for interpreting and presenting data with an emphasis on providing relevant information to decision makers. This course is appropriate for anyone in business, public, nonprofit or human services administration who is responsible for making decisions about service programs or for conducting evaluations.

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  • HSA 370 Supervision in Human Services
    4 credits

    This course focuses on supervision principles, concepts and theories, including how to be a facilitating supervisor and assist others in their professional growth. Emphasis is on understanding how supervisors can teach counseling theories and techniques to those they supervise, as an integral part of the supervisory process.

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Human Services Administration Elective Courses (8 credits from the following)

  • HSA 362 Human Services Administration
    4 credits

    This course, designed for those planning careers in human services administration, provides insight into some of the common problems and concerns of management in a human services agency. Students use actual case studies to focus on examples of organizational planning, community relations, the decision-making process and personnel management. Overlap: HSA 360 Health Care Management and Supervision I and HSA 362T Human Service Administration Theory Seminar.

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  • HSER 354 Ethical Issues in Human Services
    4 credits

    Students confront complex ethical and moral issues in their professional and personal lives. In this course, students study and apply the cultural, social, legal, economic, theological and philosophical bases for making such decisions. Each student learns to articulate coherent arguments involving at least two divergent views of many current ethical issues confronted in human services today. Students select, research and present an individual project on a major ethical issue relevant to their professional interests in human services.

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  • HSER 357 Behavior Modification
    4 credits

    This independent study covers procedures used in behavior modification and the underlying concepts on which it is based. Students read and complete exercises in a text. In addition, they complete a project demonstrating the application of behavior modification procedures. Evaluation is based on answers to study questions, three tests, and evaluation of a written report of a real or simulated behavior modification project.

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  • HSTD 389 Organizational Development and Change
    4 credits

    This course provides an overview of organization development principles necessary for any type of organization to effectively cope and react to inevitable change that will impact organizational effectiveness and survival. Addresses the theory and practice or organizational development including: initial diagnosis, entry, contracting, data collection, data analysis, action planning, approaches to implementing planned change, and evaluation of planned change effectiveness. Today, every manager, at any level, must be capable of dealing with certain change in a proactive manner.

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  • HSTD 390 Conflict Resolution
    4 credits

    This course examines causes and underlying factors of interpersonal conflict in human interactions. The course covers principles and techniques to diagnose conflict, develops an understanding of issues causing conflict, differentiates between various types of conflict, explores the variety of forces and factors which push conflict in a productive or dysfunctional direction, and develops personal skills to influence outcomes to the inevitable conflict situations one encounters in one's personal and professional lives.

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  • HSTD 393 Training Design and Instruction
    4 credits

    This course is for students who want to learn how to design training and teach adults in an organizational setting. Students develop an understanding of the role and impact of training in helping organizations reach objectives. Topics include adult learning theory, needs assessment, instructional design, media selection and how to present training content to different audiences.

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  • HSTD 394 Staff Training and Adult Development
    4 credits

    Students in this course focus on staff development and training techniques, and examine their roles and functions within nonprofit and public/governmental organizations. Attention is given to the identification of training needs, strategies for meeting those needs, information on adult learning, the use of evaluations, and the overall purpose of staff development and training within an organization. Students develop a hypothetical staff development program as a major project. Recommended: Some preparation in psychology.

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  • HSTD 397 Career Pathing
    4 credits

    Career Pathing is a computer-enhanced independent study and is intended for students who know their own career goals, but want to enhance their knowledge of career development and how to use this information. The content covers career development theory and applications and topics relevant to adult career planning. Those adult career-planning topics include cultural diversity, dynamics of layoffs, career change and reentry of workers. The student-designed term project is intended to help students in their own work settings. Career Pathing is ideal for managers trying to help their employees; the independent study is also useful to counselors, other human services workers those needing career planning knowledge for their clients, and adult learners wanting to enhance their knowledge and credentials. Overlap: HSTD 397T Career Pathing Theory Seminar

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  • HSTD 498 Human Services Organization Consulting Approaches and Techniques
    4 credits

    This course enables students to apply the five phases of human services organization consulting, including organization problem identification, contracting, data collection, delivery and feedback evaluation. Students are involved in case study analysis, and the custom designing of an in-class human services client consulting project.

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  • PSYC 314 Group Dynamics and Facilitation
    4 credits

    Students learn the theory and practice of group membership skills, including group development, roles, norms and leadership responsibilities. Students also learn situational leadership styles and roles, interpersonal communication styles, conflict management, problem solving, feedback skills, and group activity planning, presentation and processing. Overlap: COMM 351 Communication in Work Groups and Comm 351T Communication in Work Groups Theory Seminar.

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