Human Services - Associate of Applied Science

This program provides competencies at the paraprofessional level in various fields of human services in public or private social welfare agencies, and prepares students for working with diverse groups of people.

General Education (28 hrs)

Communications (6 hrs)

  • ENG 111 English Composition I (3)

Choose one of the following

  • ENG 112 English Composition II (3)
  • SPCH 130 Public Speaking (3)

Humanities (3 hrs)

  • Elective (3)

Math/Computer/Lab Sciences (7 hrs)

Choose one of the following two BIOL courses:

  • BIOL 110 Survey of Modern Biology (3)
  • BIOL 110L Survey-Modern Biology Lab (1)

or

  • BIOL 201 Principles of Molecular and Cell Biology (3)
  • BIOL 201L Principles of Molecular and Cell Biology Lab (1)

Choose one of the following:

  • CS 102 Computer Literacy (3)
  • MATH 145 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3)

Social/Behavioral Sciences (12 hrs)

  • ANTH 102 Introduction to Social & Cultural
  • PSCI 200 American Politics (3)
  • PSY 105 General Psychology (3)
  • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (3)

Health, Physical Education & Recreation (1 hrs)

  • Elective (1)

Program Requirements (36 hrs)

  • PSY 210 Theories of Personality & Counseling (3)
  • PSY 217 Interviewing and Assessment (3)
  • PSY 232 Abnormal Psychology (3)
  • PSY 260 Family Systems Theory and Counseling Applications (3)
  • PSY 275 Group Process (3)
  • PSY 280 Practicum for Human Services (3)
  • PSY 290 Developmental Psychology (3)
  • SOC 105 Introduction to Human Services (3)
  • SOC 140 Sociology of Substance Abuse (3)
  • SOC 216 Ethnic and Intercultural Relations (3)
  • SOC 225 Marriage & Family (3)
  • Elective in Social/Behavioral Sciences (3)

Total Credit Hours: 65

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