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The Human Services program has a strong focus on human behaviors, social policy, social programs, communication, record keeping, interviewing, observing, group processes and problem solving.  An important aspect of the program is student involvement with community agencies, including observations and hands-on experiences.

Course
Number
Course
Title
Credit
Hours

First Semester
  ENG-105   Composition I3
  SOC-110   Introduction to Sociology3
  HSV-101   Human Services Career Orientation3
  HSV-100   Mandatory Reporting Preparation1
  - - - -   Math/Science Elective3

13

Second Semester
  ENG-106   Composition II3
  SPC-101   Fundamentals of Oral Communication3
  PSY-111   Introduction to Psychology3
  HSV-110   Human Service Policy and Programs3
  HSV-282   Health and Psychosocial Rehabilitation3

15

Third Semester
  PSY-121   Developmental Psychology3
  SOC-265   Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies3
  HSV-120   Observation Skills3
  HSV-131   Basic Problem Solving Skills3
  HSV-201   Loss, Trauma and Resilience3

15

Fourth Semester
  HSV-292   Substance Abuse and Treatment3
  HSV-287   Counseling Theories and Techniques3
  HSV-200   Adaptation Strategies3
  SOC-120   Marriage and Family3
  CRJ-100   Introduction to Criminal Justice3

15

Fifth Semester
  HSV-800   Human Services Field Experience and Seminar6

6

Degree Courses
Optional Courses
  HSV-813   Alcohol and Drug Counselor Field Experience and Seminar I6
  HSV-814   Alcohol and Drug Counselor Field Experience and Seminar II6
  HSV-924   Honors Project1
  HSV-928   Independent Study1



Total Program Hours     64