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Human Services Training and Adult Development

The training and adult development concentration (49 credits) focuses on preparing individuals to assess employees' training needs, plan and coordinate training activities, and evaluate the effectiveness of training programs and activities within public and private organizations. The training and adult development major increases one's ability to work in any type of organization. The major is especially useful for a variety of fields, including corrections, human resources, law enforcement, general human services, nursing, psychology, social work and communications. Any student may take training and adult development courses without completing the entire major.

Declaring you Major

To declare your major, you must submit a College of Health, Community and Professional Services Undergraduate Program Declaration Form. Consult with an advisor before submitting declaration form or enrolling in courses toward the major.


Required Core Courses (20 credits)

Practicum (5 credits)

Experiential learning experience is an essential component of the human services degree program. Thus, every student is required to complete a practicum experience.

Human Services Degree Requirements

The degree programs consist of a minimum of 120 credits with at least 48 credits in human services, of which 40 credits must be upper division Metropolitan State University course work or competency demonstration. The degree programs have the following components:

  • General education and liberal studies (including general psychology and introduction to sociology as prerequisites before or as you begin your major program coursework)
  • A background check
  • Required human services core courses (20 credits)
  • Other required human services coursework, depending upon the concentration
  • A practicum in human services organization(s)
  • Minor program courses (if desired); and
  • Other electives

Human Services Training and Adult Development Courses (24 credits)

In addition to the prerequisites, core courses and practicum, this concentration requires the following.

Recommended Elective Courses