Drawing from psychology, sociology, and health science, the Human Services program presents our majors with the interdisciplinary perspective required to provide human and social services to individuals and communities. The program curriculum fosters the development of knowledge, skills, and experiences required of professionals who work in public and private human services agencies and organizations.
The degree prepares students for entry-level positions in the human services—e.g., community mental health, psychological counseling, community social services, criminal justice, and other human welfare agency settings—as well as further graduate-level study. Employment opportunities include, but are not limited to, case management, crisis counseling, direct service provision, and administrative/supervisory oversight.
You will take the following courses in the Human Services program.
- PSYC 108 Life-Span Psychology
- PSYC 221 Introduction to Counseling
- PSYC 331 Human Services in Contemporary America
- PSYC 348 Crisis Intervention
- SOCI 123 Sociology of Contemporary Issues
- SOCI 219 Sex and Gender in Society
- SOCI 220 Social Organization
- SOCI 335 Social Research Methods
- KINS 231 Substance Abuse
- KINS 208 Leadership in Sport, Exercise, and Recreation or
- HS 390 Human Services Practicum
Electives (students must take 2 of the following courses)
- PSYC 240 Health Psychology
- PSYC 326 Abnormal Psychology
- SOCI 311 Marriage and Family