Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Arts in Human Services (120 Credit Hours)

The Bachelor of Arts in Human Services requires 120 credit hours in the areas of general electives, proficiency requirements, general education requirements and major requirements. To be admitted to the program, applicants must have previously completed 30 college credits or receive a waiver from the Assistant Provost. Those 30 hours can be applied to general elective requirements. >Read more about SPCS admission requirements

General Electives (48)

  • Includes 30-hour entrance requirement 

Proficiency Requirements (9)

  • English 012 Composition II (3)
  • Any 100 level or higher statistics class, or MT 150 Contemporary Math, or a higher MT class (3)
  • Religion Elective (3)

General Education Requirements (18)

  • Social Science courses (6)
  • Natural Science courses (6)
  • Humanities courses (6)

Major Requirements (45)

  • SPCS 200 Adult Learning Seminar (3)
  • HS 300 Social Science Research (3)
  • HS 301 Writing in the Social Sciences (3)
  • HA 302 Statistics for Social Scientists (3)
  • HS 303 Human Servies Administration (3)
  • HS 304 Social Policy (3)
  • HS 305 Behavioral Theory (3)
  • HS 400 Professional Ethics (3)
  • Behavioral Studies electives/Concentration courses (21)

Concentration Areas

  • A student may delcare up to two concentrations.
  • Where a student has completed the requirements from more than two concentrations, the student chooses which two to declare.
  • Where one course satisfies the requirements for two concentrations, the student may substitute any course from this section.

Disability Advocacy

  • BS 320 Disibility Studies (3)
  • BS 321 Disability Support Services (3)
  • LS 315 Disability and the Law (3)

International Studies

  • HS 355 International Relations (3)
  • HS 356 Globalization and Its Critics (3)
  • LS 358 International Law (3)

Labor Relations

  • HS 340 Unions and Collective Bargaining (3)
  • HS 341 Sociology of Labor (3)
  • LS 340 Negotiation Theory (3)

Sustainability Studies (choose 3)

  • HS 370 Understanding the Environment (3)
  • HS 371 Building Sustainable Organizations (3)
  • HS 372 Environmental Technology (3)
  • LS 345 Environmental Law

Training and Development

  • HS 390 Adult Learning Theory (3)
  • HS 391 Organizational Development (3)
  • HS 392 Distance Learning (3)

*Maximum of 24 hours in business or management courses can count toward the degree.

*Maximum of 90 hours in transfer credit (68 from community college).