Human Services

See Psychology for complete degree information. As part of the Applied Psychology degree, the Human Services program prepares women to provide services to individuals and families in need of assistance. Through participation in supervised fieldwork, graduates will also have direct hands-on experience, which provides them with the knowledge and skills necessary for a successful human services career.


HSV 101: Survey of Human Services

Reviews the history, theories, ethical principles, and values of human services. Students will also explore specific areas of the human services field through experience in the community.

HSV 230: Attitudes and Values

Requires the student to examine herself, her values and belief systems, and the effect of her belief systems on her perception of and interaction with others. (Also listed as PSY 230.)

HSV 231: Interviewing Skills

Discusses and practices methods of establishing rapport with and obtaining information from people in a variety of settings (such as counseling, business, and legal settings). (Also listed as BUS 231 and COM 231.)

HSV 236: Alcohol and Substance Abuse

Examines the current research and findings on alcohol and substance abuse regarding causes, treatments, and effects. Consequences for the family and society and major intervention techniques and therapeutic models are discussed and evaluated. (Also listed as PSY 236.)

HSV 377: Fieldwork Experience I

Introduces students to the knowledge, skills, and personal development that happen in the human services setting. Skills focus on understanding the human service organization and the various roles and functions of human service workers. Course requires completion of 175 Fieldwork Hours.

HSV 477: Fieldwork Experience II

Engages the student in addressing and solving more complex problems in service delivery. Greater autonomy and responsibility in the human services setting is expected of the student during this course. Course requires completion of 175 Fieldwork Hours.