Curriculum

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS:
DISTRIBUTION REQUIREMENTS45 CREDITS
HUMAN SERVICES CORE36 CREDITS
CAREER FOCUSED ELECTIVE TRACK9 CREDITS
PORTFOLIO (OPTION)UP TO 30 CREDITS
ELECTIVESVARIABLE
MINIMUM TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 120 CREDITS

Students will select:

  1. a 36-credit core, plus a Career Focused Track of 9 credits for a total of 45 credits; or
  2. a 36-credit core and a portfolio. Students not choosing a Career Focused Track must submit an Experiential Learning Portfolio. Students not awarded 9 upper-level discipline specific portfolio credits must make up the difference by taking Human Services electives. Students who submit a portfolio must do so before the completion of 90 credits.

In other words, students may choose from:

  • Career Focused Track Electives: 9 credits
  • Portfolio Credits: Up to 9 upper-level portfolio discipline specific credits.
  • Transfer credits: Up to 6 transfer credits specific to Human Services (lower level and/or upper level) from a regionally accredited college or university.

Students may use a combination of all three (Human Services electives, portfolio credits and transfer courses) to satisfy the 9 elective credits.

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN HUMAN SERVICES (45 CREDITS)

Students must complete HMS 299 Foundations of Human Services first, followed by all 300-level courses before enrolling in 400-level courses. HMS 480 Field Experience in Human Services, and HMS 499 Human Services Capstone should be the last two courses taken of the core courses.

HUMAN SERVICES CORE 36 Credits
HMS 299Foundations of Human Services3 cr.
HMS 308 History and Systems in Human Services 3 cr.
HMS 305 Diversity in Human Services 3 cr.
HMS 311 Professional Ethics and Ethical Issues in Human Services 3 cr.
PSY 304 Essentials of Lifespan Development 3 cr.
PSY 410 Group Dynamics and Decision-Making 3 cr.
PSY 425Introduction to Psychotherapy/Counseling3 cr.
HMS 420Case Management and Program Development in Human Services3 cr.
HMS 430Models of Evaluation and Research Methods in Human Services3 cr.
HMS 440Constituency Building and Advocacy Networks3 cr.
HMS 480Field Experience in Human Services 3 cr.
HMS 499Human Services Capstone3 cr.

HUMAN SERVICES CAREER FOCUSED TRACKS 9 credits

Students choose one track in addition to the core.

Legal Advocacy Track9 credits
PLA 301 Law and the Legal System3 cr.
HSA/ PLA 339 Health Law 3 cr.
PLA 483 Family Law 3 cr.

Health Services Administration Track9 credits
HSA 301 The Health Care System3 cr.
HSA 410Management in Health Care 3 cr.
HSA 425Public and Community Health3 cr.

Community Services Leadership Track9 credits
PUB 301Principles of Public Administration or 3 cr.
ADM 303Administrative Theory and Practice3 cr.
ADM 353Leadership Development3 cr.
HMS 406 Administration of Non-Profit Organizations in Human Service 3 cr.

Senior Services Track9 credits
HSA 441Health care for the Elderly 3 cr.
PSY 412Adult Psychopathology3 cr.
PSY 416 Dynamics of Adult Living 3 cr.

Youth Welfare Services Track 9 credits
SOC 301 American Family 3 cr.
PSY 418 Adolescent Development3 cr.
PSY 434Behavior Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence3 cr.