This major is intended to prepare students for a variety of “helping professions” so they can respond to changes in the economy, the healthcare system, and society. The combination of coursework offers a solid grounding in the exploration of human and social problems and effective responsiveness in professional and personal settings. It is expected that students completing the Human Services major will:
- exhibit the ability to communicate clearly in oral and written communication
- demonstrate proficiency in skills necessary for creating, testing and evaluating hypotheses and evaluating research
- perform successfully in a job-related field experience in an area of special interest to the “helping professions”
- demonstrate specific skills commonly used in counseling, and understand common issues typically faced by counselors
- differentiate the major models of abnormal behavior and their implied methods of intervention
- articulate major issues facing contemporary law enforcement
Required courses for the Human Services Major
- CJ 231 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 hrs.
- CJ 260 Criminal Law and Individual Rights 3 hrs.
- CJ 355 Law Enforcement 3 hrs.
- PSYC 131 General Psychology 3 hrs.
- PSYC 326 Introduction to Counseling 3 hrs.
- PSYC 361 Abnormal Psychology 3 hrs.
- PSYC/SOC 205 The Family 3 hrs.
- SOC 243 Social Problems 3 hrs.
- SOC 310 Race and Ethnicity 3 hrs.
- SSCI 347 Research Methods 3 hrs.
- Field Experience 6 hrs.
Choose one of the following:
- CJ 316 Introduction to Corrections 3 hrs.
- PSYC 240 Theories of Personality 3 hrs.
- PSYC/SOC 209 Social Psychology 3 hrs.
- PSYC 310 Introduction to Forensic Psychology 3 hrs.
- SOC 320 Social Organizations 3 hrs.
Total 39 hours
Required Support Courses for the Human Services Major
All Human Services majors must complete the following with a grade of C- or better:
- MATH 171 Elementary Statistics 4 hrs.
- ENG 311 Expository Writing 3 hrs.
- COMM 147 Introduction to Public Speaking 3 hrs.