Curriculum

Graduation Requirements
Some courses taken for the major will simultaneously fulfill general education requirements.

Program Requirements: 48 hours

Along with the general education program, students must complete the major's prerequisite and core requirements as indicated.

The following conditions apply for acceptance into the program:

  1. Prerequisite and recommended courses: 3 hours
    • Principles of Psychology (PSYC 1003) is recommended for HS 2103 and is a prerequisite for HS 3103 -- 3 hours
  2. Core Requirements: 45 hours
    • Introduction to Human Services (HS 2103) - 3 hours
    • Introduction to Counseling Theory (HS 2903) - 3 hours
    • Principles & Techniques of Group Counseling (HS 2953) - 3 hours
    • Life Span Development (HS/PSYC 3103) - 3 hours
    • Abnormal Psychology (HS 3153) - 3 hours
    • Case Management, Intake & Referral (HS 3233) - 3 hours
    • Human Services Practicum I (HS 3503) - 3 hours
    • Research Methods (HS 4003) - 3 hours
    • Introduction to Counseling Techniques (HS 4153) - 3 hours
    • Ethics & Multicultural Diversity (HS 4253) - 3 hours
    • Assessment in the Helping Professions (HS 4293) - 3 hours
    • Substance Abuse (HS 4343) - 3 hours
    • Mental Health Administration (HS 4893) - 3 hours
    • Human Services Practicum II (HS 4943) - 3 hours
    • Human Services Practicum III (HS 4953) - 3 hours

Exit Assessment

A comprehensive examination is required for the Human Services & Counseling program. The exam is taken in HS 4953 during the second semester of the senior year. This examination is graded on a 200-point scale. A student must pass each section with 50% or better to pass. A passing grade is required for graduation.