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Human Services Major BS

The Bachelor of Science (BS), Human Services major (53 credits) is for students interested in careers as helping professionals, broadly trained to provide direct service, advocacy, and coordination of services.

The following curriculum leads to the human services major. Students pursuing the human services major must demonstrate competence or complete at least one four-credit course in each of the following required core competence areas.

Acceptance to the Program

To be eligible for acceptance to the Human Services BS major, students 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)

Competence Areas (28 credits)

The Human Services degree requires a selection from each of the following areas:

Governmental Relations and Public Policies

Chemical Dependency Prevention and Intervention

Human Growth and Social Development

Research Methodology

Family Dynamics

Group and Community Dynamics

Human Services Program Planning and Management

Practica (5 credits)

Experiential (practica) experience is a vital component of the human services degree program. Every student is required to complete a practicum experience.