Bachelor of Science in Human Services

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Make a Difference in Others' Lives

The Bachelor of Science in Human Services program provides you with the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively respond to clients’ needs. Featuring courses in public health, sociology, psychology, and human services, as well as counseling and a required practicum in a human services agency, The curriculum offers comprehensive perspectives and valuable insights into what is required to successfully work in human service agencies and community organizations.  It prepares students to immediately enter the field or to pursue graduate work in counseling psychology and social work.

Career Outlook

Human services is one of the fastest growing fields in the country, with employment for social workers expected grow faster than average for all occupations through 2018 (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics). While a bachelor's degree is the minimum requirement for entry into the occupation, some positions require an advanced degree. Occupational prospects are expected to be especially favorable for social workers who specialize in aging populations or work in rural areas.


Please note: The College of Professional Studies undergraduate programs will operate on a semester academic calendar in fall 2016. Read more...

Students who started this program prior to Fall 2015 should follow the curriculum reflected on their manual degree audit, which can be obtained by contacting their academic advisor.

General Foundation Courses (21 s.h.)

ENG 1105 College Writing 1 3 s.h.
ENG 1106 College Writing 1 Lab 1 s.h.
ENG 1107 College Writing 2 3 s.h.
ENG 1108 College Writing 2 Lab 1 s.h.
ENG 3107 Writing for the Professions-Business & Social Sciences 3 s.h.
ENG 3108 Writing for the Professions-Business & Social Sciences Lab 1 s.h.
  Engaging with the Natural and Designed World 3 s.h.
  Exploring Creative Expression and Innovation 3 s.h.
  Interpreting Culture 3 s.h.

Human Services Foundation Courses (27 s.h.)

MTH 1100 College Algebra 3 s.h.
PSY 1100 Foundations of Psychology 3 s.h.
MTH 2310 Statistics in the Behavioral and Social Sciences 3 s.h.
HSV 1100 Introduction to Human Services 3 s.h.
ITC 1000
ITC 2016
Computer Applications
End User Data Analysis Tools
3 s.h.
SOC 1100 Introduction to Sociology 3 s.h.
SOC 1220 Engaging Difference and Diversity 3 s.h.
HMG 2110 Health Law and Regulation 3 s.h.
PHL 2130 Ethical Issues in Healthcare 3 s.h.

Major Required Courses (39 s.h.)

HSV 2200 Introduction to Clinical Practice 3 s.h.
HSV 2240 Human Behavior in the Social Environment 3 s.h.
PSY 2230 Stress and Its Management 3 s.h.
PSY 3200 Social Psychology 3 s.h.
PSY 3210 Abnormal Psychology 3 s.h.
PSY 3230 Development across the Lifespan 3 s.h.
SOC 2320 Family Functions and Dysfunctions 3 s.h.
SOC 2350 Power, Poverty, and Social Change 3 s.h.
HSV 3200 Techniques in Individual and Group Counseling 3 s.h.
HSV 3300 Social Welfare, Polices, and Services 3 s.h.
HSV 3350 Research Methods in Human Services 3 s.h.
HSV 3400 Human Services Volunteer Practicum 3 s.h.
HSV 4850 Human Services Capstone Seminar 3 s.h.


Professional Electives (12 s.h)

Choose four of the following course:    

CMN 2310 Professional Speaking 3 s.h.
HSV 3220 Human Services Organizations Opportunities and Challenges 3 s.h.
PSY 2240 Human Sexuality and Love 3 s.h.
PSY 4310 Personality 3 s.h.
SOC 2240 Death and Dying 3 s.h.
SOC 2200 Drugs and Society 3 s.h.
HMG 3225 Public Health 3 s.h.
HMG 4210 Healthcare Policy 3 s.h.

Open Electives (21 s.h)


Required minimum credit hours: 120 s.h.

Admissions Requirements

Below are the official Admissions Requirements for this program.

Student Profile

Who Will Your Classmates Be?

The Bachelor of Science in Human Services is designed for students who are interested in working in human service agencies and community organizations, or who wish to advance their education through higher education in psychology, teaching, counseling, social work, or law.

Successful graduates may work as:

  • Social workers
  • Drug and alcohol counselors
  • Health educators
  • Psychology aides
  • Mental health aides
  • Juvenile court counselors
  • Parole or correctional officers
  • Childcare aides
  • Gerontology aides

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes


  1. Specialized Knowledge
    Develop increased literacy with core concepts, perspectives, findings, and trends in human services.

  2. Broad Integrated Knowledge
    Engage in cross-disciplinary discourse and develop foundational thinking skills informed by inquiry, scientific methodology, and creativity.

  3. Professional Knowledge
    Increase intellectual capacity to understand vocationally oriented values, standards, and techniques.

  4. Socially Responsive Knowledge
    Analyze social challenges and opportunities contextually and formulate responses that are grounded in professional values and best practices.

  5. Interpersonal and Technological Communication Skills
    Interact with others in a positive, professional, conscientious, collaborative manner in verbal and written communications. Display information competence and become nimble in using technology for multiple purposes.

  6. Personal Development
    Emerge with insights and strategies to develop a professional identity and meaningfully engage in occupational endeavors, personal relationships, and civic activities. 

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