BHSU Human Services consists of an interdisciplinary core curriculum of Human Services, Psychology, and Sociology courses. The core curriculum is supported by electives from three emphasis areas, including: Community Studies, Family Studies, and Justice Studies. With these emphases, advisors and students choose courses to build a path toward the student’s professional interest. (See curriculum below, for full course listing please see official university catalog)
BHSU HMS Core Curriculum – 30 semester hours
• HMS200: Introduction to Human Services
• HMS351: Case Management
• HMS400: Program Planning & Evaluation
• SOC100: Introduction to Sociology OR SOC150: Social Problems
• SOC307: Research Methods I
• SOC350: Race & Ethnic Relations
• SOC400: Social Policy
• PSYC101: General Psychology
• PSYC451: Psychology of Abnormal Behavior
• PSYC452: Psychology of Trauma
BHSU HMS Emphases – 12 semester hours
Community Studies courses cover political and social organization of communities, mediation and conflict resolution, and other topics relevant to students desiring careers in local and state government, community development, or community programming.
Family Studies coursework provides students foundational knowledge for work in family or youth services or perhaps with older adults.
Courses in Justice Studies cover various aspects the criminal justice system. Students interested in law enforcement, justice administration, and corrections study under this emphasis.
Supportive Electives - Take 1 course from each group below. Courses must be different than those used to satisfy Gen Ed & Major requirements
3 Social Science: AIS/LAKL, ANTH, GEOG, HIST, POLS, SPCM
3 Humanities: ART, ARTH, ENGL, FREN, GER, HUM, MCOM, PHIL, RUSS, SPAN, THEA
General Education Requirements – 32 credits
A minor is required with this major plus electives to total 120 hours, of which 36 hours must be 300-400 level courses.
Notes: This program guide serves as a resource for you. For official program requirements, please check with the official catalog at http://catalog.bhsu.edu.