Academics

Human Services Program Requirements      

B.S. in Human Services with a Social Services Concentration (124 hours)
The following courses are required for a baccalaureate degree:

  1. 56 hoursGeneral Education

  2. 18 hours:  Requisites for the Major

HSV 100 Introduction to Human Services
HSV 200 Introduction to Alcohol and Drug Abuse
HSV 210 Research Methods
HSV 220 Human Services Models and Methods, or
HSV 230 Pharmacology of Psychoactive Substances
HSV 250 Human Service and Professional Issues
HSV 255 HIV/AIDS/STD's

  1. 33 hours:  Upper Level Courses in Major

HSV 300 Family Counseling
HSV 317 Health Care and Social Services
HSV 319 Case Management
HSV 347 Social Services with Children
HSV 358 Social Service and Public Policy
HSV 360 Gerontological Social Services
HSV 400 Crisis Intervention
HSV 405 Counseling Diverse Populations
HSV 413 Methods in Community Organizations
HSV 420 Group Counseling
HSV 495 Practicum

  1. 17 hours:  Electives

HSV 310 Clinical Counseling Skills
PSYC 341 Child Psychology
PSYC 342 Psychology of Adolescence
PSYC 343 Adult Development and Aging


B.S. in Human Services with a Counseling Concentration (125 hours)
The following courses are required for a baccalaureate degree:

  1. 56 hours: General Education

  2. 18 hours: Requisites for the Major

    HSV 100 Introduction to Human Services
    HSV 200 Introduction to Alcohol and Drug Abuse or
    HSV 230 Pharmacology of Psychoactive Substances
    HSV 220 Human Services Models & Methods
    HSV 235 Statistics and Research Methods
    HSV 250 Human Service and Professional Issues
    HSV 255 HIV/AIDS/STD's

  3. 27 hours: Upper Level Courses in Major

    HSV 300 Family Counseling
    HSV 305 Theoretical Bases of Counseling
    HSV 310 Clinical Counseling Practice
    HSV 350 Theological Skills for Human Service Professionals
    HSV 400 Crisis Intervention
    HSV 405 Counseling Diverse Populations
    HSV 420 Group Counseling
    HSV 430 Assessment and Treatment Planning
    HSV 495 Practicum

  4. 23 hours: Electives

Elective Recommendations:
PSYC 341 Child Psychology
PSYC 342 Psychology of Adolescence
PSYC 343 Adult Development and Aging


B.S. in Human Services with a Bereavement Concentration (125 hours)
The following courses are required for a baccalaureate degree:

  1. 56 hours: General Education

  2. 18 hours: Requisites for the Major

HSV 100 Introduction to Human Services
HSV 200 Introduction to Alcohol and Drug Abuse or HSV 230 Pharmacology of Psychoactive Substances
HSV 220 Human Services Models and Methods
HSV 235 Statistics and Research Methods
HSV 250 Human Service and Professional Issues
HSV 255 HIV/AIDS/STD's

  1. 36 hours: Upper Level Courses in Major

HSV 300 Family Counseling
HSV 305 Theoretical Bases of Counseling
HSV 310 Clinical Counseling Practice
HSV 312 Death, Dying and Caregiving
HSV 350 Theological Skills for Human Service
HSV 355 Psychological Consequences of Dying
HSV 357 Bereavement Counseling with Families
HSV 400 Crisis Intervention
HSV 405 Counseling Diverse Populations
HSV 420 Group Counseling
HSV 430 Assessment and Treatment Planning
HSV 495 Practicum

  1. 14 hours: Electives

Elective Recommendations: PSYC 341 Child Psychology PSYC 343 Adult Development and Agin,g PSYC 342 Psychology of Adolescence


B.S. in Human Services with a Chemical Dependency Concentration (125 hours)
The following courses are required for a baccalaureate degree:

  1. 56 hours: General Education

  2. 21 hours: Requisites for the Major

    HSV 100 Introduction to Human Services
    HSV 200 Introduction Alcohol and/Drug Abuse
    HSV 220 Human Services Models and Methods
    HSV 230 Pharmacology and Psychoactive Substances
    HSV 250 Human Service and Professional Issues
    HSV 255 HIV/AIDS/STD's

  3. 33 hours: Upper Level Courses in Major

    HSV 300 Family Counseling
    HSV 305 Theoretical Bases of Counseling
    HSV 310 Clinical Counseling Practice
    HSV 315 Compulsive and Addictive Behavior
    HSV 328 Counseling the Chemically Dependent
    HSV 350 Theological Skills for Human Service Professionals
    HSV 400 Crisis Intervention
    HSV 405 Counseling Diverse Populations
    HSV 420 Group Counseling
    HSV 430 Assessment and Treatment Planning
    HSV 495 Practicum

  4. 10 hours: Electives

    Elective Recommendations:

    PSYC 341 Child Psychology
    PSYC 342 Psychology of Adolescence
    PSYC 343 Adult Development and Aging


B.S. in Human Services with a Self-Designed Specialty Concentration (125 hours)
The following courses are required for a baccalaureate degree:

  1. 56 hours: General Education

  2. 18 hours: Requisites for the Major

    HSV 100 Introduction to Human Services
    HSV 200 Introduction to Alcohol and Drug Abuse or HSV 230 Pharmacology of Psychoactive
    Substances
    HSV 220 Human Services Models and Methods
    HSV 250 Human Service and Professional Issues
    HSV 255 HIV/AIDS/STD's

  3. 39 hours: Upper Level Courses in Major

    HSV 300 Family Counseling
    HSV 305 Theoretical Bases of Counseling
    HSV 310 Clinical Counseling Practice
    HSV 350 Theological Skills for Human Service Professionals
    HSV 400 Crisis Intervention
    HSV 405 Counseling Diverse Populations
    HSV 420 Group Counseling
    HSV 430 Assessment and Treatment Planning
    HSV 495 Practicum
    PSYC 315 Personality Psychology
    HSV or PSYC ____(upper level course only and approval of program director)
    HSV or PSYC ____(upper level course only and approval of program director)
    HSV or PSYC ____(upper level course only and approval of program director)

  4. 11 hours: Electives

    Elective Recommendations:

  5. PSYC 341 Child Psychology
    PSYC 342 Psychology of Adolescence
    PSYC 343 Adult Development and Aging

Students who complete a counseling specialty will, upon request, be awarded a Certificate of Achievement by the Human Services program.


Minor in Human Services with no concentration: (24 hours)
The following courses are required:

  1. 6 hours: Requisites for the Major

    HSV 100 or 220
    HSV _____

  2. 12 hours: Upper Level Courses in Major

    HSV _____
    HSV _____
    HSV _____
    HSV _____
    HSV _____
    HSV _____


Minor in Human Services with Social Sciences/Case Management concentration: (24 hours)
The following courses are required:

  1. 6 hours: Requisites for the Major

    HSV 100 or 220
    HSV _____

  2. 18 hours: Upper Level Courses in Major

    HSV 317 Healthcare and Social Services
    HSV 319 Case Management
    HSV 347 Social Services with Children
    HSV 360 Gerontological Social Services
    HSV 405 Counseling Diverse Populations
    HSV 430 Assessment and Treatment Planning


Minor in Human Services with Social Services/Community Organizing: (24 hours)
The following courses are required:

  1. 6 hours: Requisites for the Major

    HSV 100 or 220
    HSV 200

  2. 18 hours: Upper Level Courses in Major

    HSV 315 Compulsive and Addictive Behavior
    HSV 358 Social Service and Public Policy
    HSV 405 Counseling Diverse Populations
    HSV 413 Methods in Community Organizations

  3. 6 hours: Electives

    HSV ____(upper level course only and approval of program director)
    HSV ____(upper level course only and approval of program director)


Minor in Human Services with Counseling/No Specialization concentration: (24 hours)
The following courses are required:

  1. 6 hours: Requisites for the Major

    HSV _____
    HSV _____

  2. 18 hours: Upper Level Courses in Major

    HSV 305 Theoretical Bases of Counseling
    HSV 310 Clinical Counseling Practice
    HSV 400 Crisis Intervention
    HSV 405 Counseling Diverse Populations
    HSV 420 Group Counseling
    HSV 430 Assessment and Treatment Planning


Minor in Human Services with Bereavement Counseling concentration: (24 hours)
The following courses are required:

  1. 6 hours: Requisites for the Major

    HSV _____
    HSV _____

  2. 18 hours: Upper Level Courses in Major

    HSV 305 Theoretical Bases of Counseling
    HSV 310 Clinical Counseling Practice
    HSV 312 Death, Dying and Caregiving
    HSV 355 Psychological Consequences of Dying
    HSV 357 Bereavement Counseling with Families
    HSV 400 Crisis Intervention


Minor in Human Services with Chemical Dependency concentration: (24 hours)
The following courses are required:

  1. 6 hours: Requisites for the Major

    HSV 200 Introduction to Alcohol and Drug Abuse
    HSV 230 Pharmacology of Psychoactive Substances

  2. 18 hours: Upper Level Courses in Major

    HSV 305 Theoretical Bases of Counseling
    HSV 310 Clinical Counseling Practice
    HSV 328 Counseling the Chemically Dependent
    HSV 405 Counseling Diverse Populations
    HSV 420 Group Counseling
    HSV 430 Assessment and Treatment Planning

Distance Education in the Human Services Program
In order to assist students with the time and space barriers frequently encountered by working adults, the Human Services Program offers a number of hybrid courses. These courses are indicated in the course list above.


The Certificate in Bereavement Counseling:
The following sequence of courses has been approved by the American Academy of Grief Counselors as meeting the requirements for National Certification as a Grief Counselor: HSV 305, 310, 312, 355, 357 and 496 (Bereavement Practicum). Students who complete this program apply directly to the Academy for certification. For more information log on to. Go to The American Academy of Grief Counselors for a list of certification options and an application form. Students who complete the three course sequence in bereavement counseling will, upon request, be issued a certificate of completion

Certificate in Bereavement Counseling (18 hours)
The following courses are required:

  1. HSV 305 Theoretical Bases of Counseling

  2. HSV 310 Clinical Counseling Practice

  3. HSV 312 Death, Dying and Caregiving

  4. HSV 355 Psychological Consequences of Dying

  5. HSV 357 Bereavement Counseling with Families

  6. HSV 496 Bereavement Practicum


The Certificate in Chemical Dependency Counseling:
Students who complete the required courses will, upon request, be issued a certificate of completion in Chemical Dependency Counseling.

Certificate in Chemical Dependency (15 hours)
The following courses are required:

  1. HSV 200 Introduction to Alcohol and Drug Abuse

  2. HSV 230 Pharmacology of Psychoactive Substance

  3. HSV 255 HIV/AIDS/STD's

  4. HSV 315 Compulsive and Addictive Behavior

  5. HSV 328 Counseling the Chemically Dependent