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Bachelor of Arts in Human Services

For students currently working in the field of human services, or otherwise have considerable work experience, the Bachelor of Arts in Human Services is recommended. The BA prepares students with the knowledge, values, and skills, necessary to enhance their career within the helping professions working with, and within, human service agencies. Students develop skills to work with client systems at the individual, family, group, and community level.

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Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements: 38-41 sem.

  • Ethics Course Requirement 3 hrs
  • PHIL 330 Ethics 3 hrs

Foreign Language Requirement: 6 sem.

  • For information on how to fulfill the foreign language requirement click here.

Multicultural Requirement 3 sem. hrs

  • All courses that meet this requirement can be found here.

Core Requirements 33 sem. hrs

  • All must be completed with a grade of C or higher. Courses in the major cannot be taken Pass/Fail.
  • HUMS 105 Introduction to Human Services 3 hrs
  • HUMS 250 Working with Individuals 3 hrs
  • HUMS 300 Exploring Research 3 hrs
  • HUMS 325 Case Management 3 hrs
  • HUMS 335 Working with Groups 3 hrs
  • HUMS 340 Working with Families 3 hrs
  • HUMS 345 Working with Communities and Organizations 3 hrs
  • HUMS 365 American Social Policy or 3 hrs
  • SOCI 365 American Social Policy 3 hrs
  • HUMS 495 Senior Seminar 3 hrs
  • PSYC 101 General Psychology 3 hrs
  • SOCI 270 Minority Cultures and Relations * or 3 hrs
  • ANTH 270 Minority Cultures and Relations * 3 hrs

Human Services Electives 12 sem. hrs

  • Chosen from below:
  • HUMS 310 Military Case Work 3 hrs
  • HUMS 333 Topics 3 hrs
  • HUMS 350 Social Gerontology or 3 hrs
  • SOCI 350 Social Gerontology 3 hrs
  • HUMS 375 Disabilities 3 hrs
  • HUMS 380 Substance Abuse 3 hrs
  • HUMS 385 Mental Health 3 hrs
  • HUMS 390 Child Welfare 3 hrs
  • SOCI 421 Class, Status and Power 3 hrs

Electives 25-28 sem. hrs

Total Semester Hours 120 sem. hrs

  • As the Culminating Evaluative Experience, all students must complete HUMS 495 - Senior Seminar 3 hours with a grade of C or higher.

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