2011-2013 Undergraduate Catalog

The Department of Rehabilitation and Human Services

Bachelor of Science Degree
Major in Human Services

Courses Credits
General Education Requirements
(See page 73) Students should consult with the Academic Advisor to determine if specific courses are necessary in order to satisfy the General Education requirements within this major.
31
Core Requirements
HS 201 Survey of the Human Services 3
HS 335 Introduction to Counseling 3
HS 345 Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues in the Human Services 3
HS 394 Professional Seminar I in the Human Services 1
HS 395 Supervised Field Experience I in the Human Services 3
HS 452 Human Services Management 3
HS 481 Abuse, Neglect in the Family and the Helping Process in Human Services 3
HS 494A Professional Seminar II in Human Services 1
HS 494B Professional Seminar III in the Human Services 1
HS 495A Supervised Field Experience II in Human Services 3
HS 495B Supervised Field Experience III in the Human Services 3
Total Core Requirement credits 27
Professional Skills Development for the Human Services
At least one (1) course from each of the following four (4) areas is required for a minimum total of twelve (12) semester credits.  A course selected in the Professional Skills area cannot be used to satisfy the requirements in any of the Concentrations.
12
A.  The Helping Process in Human Services
REHA 301 Principles of Counseling and Group Theory 3
REHA 418 Counseling for Loss and Bereavement 3
B.  Identification and Utilization of Community Resources in the Human Services
REHA 303 Assistive Technology Applications Across the Lifespan 3
REHA 406 Assessment in Human Service and Addiction Programs 3
REHA 453 Case Management and Community Resources 3
C.  Mental Health and Human Services
CHTH 435 Human Response to Stress 3
PSYX 340 Abnormal Psychology 3
REHA 425 Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Co-Occurring Disorders 3
D.  Medical and Health Related
CHTH 262 Community Health 3
HS 385 Behavioral Pharmacology and Human Services 3
REHA 216 Psychosocial Aspects of Disability, Addiction and Rehabilitation 3

Human Services Concentration Areas
(1) major concentration and two (2) minor concentrations.  A minimum of four (4) courses must be completed in the major concentration chosen, and at least three (3) courses must be selected from the two (2) minor concentration areas for a minimum of thirty (30) credits.

A course selected in one (1) concentration cannot be used to satisfy the requirements in another concentration, skills development, General Education or core requirements.  Certain courses in each concentration have prerequisites; students should check course descriptions for prerequisite requirements.

1.  Mental Health Systems and Applied Psychology
PSYX 330 Developmental Psychology 3
PSYX 332 Adult Psychology 3
PSYX 340 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYX 385 Psychology of Personality 3
REHA 301 Principles of Counseling and Group Theory 3
REHA 418 Counseling for Loss and Bereavement 3
2.  Community Based Programs for People with Disabilities
REHA 216 Psychosocial Aspects of Disability, Addiction and
Rehabilitation
3
REHA 303 Assistive Technology Applications Across the Lifespan 3
REHA 406 Assessment in Human Service and Addiction Programs. 3
REHA 425 Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Co-Occurring Disorders 3
REHA 453 Case Management and Community Resources 3
3.  Gerontology/Aging and Related Human Services
PHL 326 Death, Dying and Medical Ethics 3
PSYX 332 Adult Psychology 3
PSYX 333 Psychology of Aging 3
REHA 418 Counseling for Loss and Bereavement 3
4.  Chemical Addictions and Treatment in Human Services
HS 385 Behavioral Pharmacology and Human Services 3
HS 483 Introduction to Addiction Counseling 3
HTH 411 Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention 3
REHA 406 Assessment in Human Service and Addiction Programs 3
5.  Social Issues Across the Lifespan
EDEC 310 Child in the Family 3
EDEC 430 Social/Emotional Development in Young Children 3
*NASX 205 Native Americans in Contemporary Society 3
*SOCI 201 Social Problems 3
SOCI 330 Juvenile Delinquency 3
Total for Concentrations 30
Please Note:  Students must complete an average of 15 credits each semester or 30 credits each academic year to graduate in four years (eight semesters).  A student paying for 12 credits in a semester can take ayn additional credits for no additional tuition (“flat spot”).  See page 36.
Math and Science Requirements (below)
The Degree Program in Human Services requires three (3) semester credit hours in Mathematics and three (3) semester credit hours in Sciences in addition to the General Education Math/Science requirements.
For Human Services majors, the Math requirement involves the selection of one (1) of the following courses:
6
*STAT 141 Introduction to Statistical Concepts 3
PSYX 222 Psychological Statistics
Or an equivalent course selected in consultation with the student’s advisor
3
Science Course
The Science course should relate to some aspect of the human condition and is to be selected in consultation with the advisor.
Total minimum credits required for major 75
Restricted electives selected with advisor approval 6
Electives 8
Total minimum credits required for degree 120

*May satisfy General Education requirements.

Certain courses in this program have prerequisites; students should check the course descriptions for required prerequisites.

Suggested Plan of Study

Bachelor of Science in Human Services
Students should talk with their faculty advisors prior to registration for classes.  It is a good practice to visit with the faculty advisor each semester.  The following suggested schedule provides a general overview of courses and work that will enable the Human Services major to progress through the degree in an orderly and timely manner.

First Year F S
General Education    15 15
Totals 15 15
Second Year F S
General Education 3 4
Math Requirement  3  
Science Requirement    3
HS 201*^ 3  
Professional Skills  6 6
Totals 15 13
Third Year F S
HS 335* 3  
HS 345* 3  
HS 395/394   4
Concentrations 9 12
Totals 15 16
Fourth Year F S
HS 452*^ 3  
HS 481* 3  
HS 495A/494A* 4  
HS 495B/494B*   4
Concentrations 3 6
Electives 3 5
Totals 16 15

*Offered during both fall and spring semesters.
^Offered online

The Student Learning Objectives for this program include:

  1. Assess and evaluate community resources related to human service delivery
  2. Apply ethical principles into the professional settings
  3. Integrate general counseling theory and techniques into practice

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