The Community Development and Counseling major provides flexibility for students who wish to pursue careers in Human Services, either in a direct helping-related capacity (for example working with adults in a mental health or social services agency) or in areas such as community development or human services administration. Students who are interested in furthering their clinical skills are encouraged to take additional courses in areas such as domestic violence, substance abuse, violence prevention, and other related areas of professional interest. Through a combination of required courses, electives, and field experiences, students can also combine an interest in human services with other interests in business (e.g. management, marketing, entrepreneurship, human resource management, etc.), communications (e.g., grant writing, public relations, etc.), law (e.g. law and politics, psychology & law, etc.), religious studies (e.g. contemporary moral problems, personal development and spiritual growth, etc.), or other areas of personal or professional interest. Like the Child and Family Services program, this track provides an excellent foundation for further graduate study in a counseling or other human services-related field.

General Education Core Credits

  • CIS101AMicrosoft Windows/Word
  • COM101 Speech Communication
  • ENG101 Introduction to College Writing and Information Literacy
  • ENG102 Reading and Writing about Literature
  • MAT101 Survey of Math or BUS102 Business Math
  • Natural Science (Biology recommended)
  • Arts and Sciences Elective
  • Philosophy/Religion Elective
  • General Elective (excluding HUS, PSY, SOC)
  • Social Science Elective
  • ACT110 College Experience

Specific Requirements Credits

  • HUS102Introduction to Human Services
  • HUS105Professional Development and Community Service
  • HUS106Professional Development and Crisis Management
  • HUS107Career Development in the Helping Professions
  • HUS216Evaluation Techniques
  • HUS305Theories of Personality
  • HUS306Case Management & Counseling
  • HUS315Culture and Community in Human Services
  • HUS320B Field Experience I in Community Development and Counseling
  • HUS420B Field Experience II in Community Development and Counseling
  • HUS427Community Organizations and Counseling
  • PSY102 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY103 Developmental Psychology
  • PSY201 Principles of Learning
  • PSY304 Abnormal Psychology
  • SOC101Introduction to Sociology
  • Electives in Behavioral Sciences, BUS or EDU

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