Human Services

Associate of Applied Science Degree: Human Services Major

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Curriculum

Recommended sequence for courses (Course Number, Course Title, Credits)

First Semester

  • ENG 111 College Composition I, 3 cr
  • HMS 100 Introduction to Human Services, 3 cr
  • ITE 119 Information Literacy, 3 cr
  • PSY 200 Principles of Psychology, 3 cr
  • SDV Student Development, 1 cr
  • General Elective, 3 cr (Recommend SOC 200 for MBU; CST 110 for JMU)

Semester Credits: 16

Second Semester

  • ENG 112 College Composition II, 3 cr
  • HLT 121 Introduction to Drug Use and Abuse, 3 cr
  • HMS 190 Coordinated Internship in Mental in Mental/Human Services, 2 cr
  • MEN 101 Mental Health Skill Training I, 3 cr
  • PSY 230 Developmental Psychology, 3 cr
  • SOC 215 Sociology of the Family, 3 cr

Semester Credits: 17

Third Semester

  • HMS 290 Coordinated Internship in Human Services, 3 cr
  • PSY 215 Abnormal Psychology, 3 cr
  • SOC 268 Social Problems, 3 cr
  • HMS 141 Group Dynamics I, 3 cr
  • Math/Science Elective, 3 cr (Recommend Math 157 for JMU or MBU)
  • Literature/Humanities/Fine Arts Elective, 3 cr (Recommend ENG 241, 242,243,244,251 or 252 for JMU & MBU)

Semester Credits: 18

Fourth Semester

  • MEN 295 Topics in Interviewing, 3 cr
  • MEN 225 Counseling Therapy, 3 cr
  • PSY 220 Introduction to Behavior Modification, 3 cr
  • SOC 266 Race and Ethnicity, 3 cr
  • HMS 290 Coordinated Internship in Human Services, 4 cr

Semester Credits: 16

Total credits required: 67

Notes

  • HMS 100 is a prerequisite for some MEN and HMS courses.
  • General elective requirement: students transferring to JMU should take CST 110, students transferring to MBU should take SOC 200.
  • For students who intend to transfer to a four-year institution MTH 157 is strongly recommended. MTH 103 or MTH 141 are recommended math courses for students who do not intend to transfer. Please refer to list of Natural Science/Mathematics courses on page 92 for all possible math courses.
  • Students transferring to JMU or MBU should take ENG 241, 242, 243, 244, 251 or 252.