Bachelor of Science in Human Services
Degree Program

Curriculum

General Education 60 crs
Common Core 12 crs
ENG110 College Writing

ENG110

College Writing - 3 Credits

This course is designed to develop and refine the analytical/critical reading skills and the substantive writing skills of freshmen.  This intensive writing class will focus on writing essays of varying length and expose students to the various rhetorical modes of writing that will contribute to their success in university courses and their chosen careers.

3 crs
ENG120 College Writing II

ENG120

College Writing II - 3 Credits

College Writing II looks to expand upon the writing skills attained in ENG110. As a student-centered course, students explore their own writing in peer, group, and self-review skill sessions. Students enhance self-editing skills and increase awareness of the revision skills needed in both college coursework and in careers. The course will further develop students' understanding of the writing process from pre-writing to final draft. This course encourages students to have their writing evaluated across the curriculum. The course culminates in a research essay and portfolio of original work.

Pre-requisite: ENG110.


    Prerequisite: ENG110
3 crs
COM107 Introduction to Communications

COM107

Intro to Communications - 3 credits

This introductory course will focus on the knowledge and skills that students need to become competent communicators.  This information and these skills will include speaking, listening, media literacy, computer-mediated communication, cultural sensitivity, workplace communication, group dynamics, and critical thinking.  Students will prepare and present speeches and group projects that utilize media and technology.  Emphasis will be place on personal, social and workplace interaction both individually and in group settings.

3 crs
CIS112 Introduction to Computing

CIS112

Introduction to Computing - 3 Credits

This course strives to meet the high level of computer literacy required of all students earning a degree from the university. Special emphasis is placed on the ethical use of computer technology for information analysis and communications. Computer units introduce the Internet, Windows, word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software. Students who feel they have attained computer literacy and earn 70 percent on an exemption exam may substitute any other 3-credit course for this core requirement. 

Students may prove competency by passing a waiver examination.  No credit is granted if the requirement is waived.


    Students may prove competency by passing a waiver examination. No credit is granted if the requirement is waived.
3 crs
 
Liberal Arts 24 crs
History Elective 3 crs
PHL203 Ethics

PHL203

Ethics - 3 Credits

This course includes an analysis of some of the major classical and contemporary ethical theories. Topics include ethical relativism, ethical absolutism, egoism, natural law, utilitarianism, and situation ethics. Application of ethical theories to moral issues in our society are discussed. Issues of pornography, abortion, euthanasia, affirmative action, capital punishment, and environmental issues may also be discussed.

3 crs
Social Science Elective 3 crs
Performance, Written, or Fine Arts Elective 3 crs
Elective 3 crs
Elective 3 crs
Elective 3 crs
Elective 3 crs
 
Math 6 crs
MAT105 Quantitative Methods

MAT105

Quantitative Methods - 3 Credits

This course surveys topics in elementary algebra, personal finance, probability, and statistics. Topics include solving algebraic equations, solving ratio and proportion problems, applications involving percentage and interest, applying the definition of probability, measures of central tendency, descriptive statistics, frequency distributions, graphical representation of data, and applications of the normal distribution. Topics focus on real-life situations, decision making skills, and problem solving. Some working knowledge of elementary algebra is expected. Course requires subscription to a supplementary online program. Scientific or graphing calculator strongly recommended.

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MAT120 College Algebra

MAT120

College Algebra - 3 Credits

This course provides a deeper understanding of the concepts of algebra including function applications, inequalities in two variables, matrix operations, linear programming, quadratic and polynomial applications, and solving rational and radical equations. Course requires subscription to a supplementary online program.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of two years of High School Algebra or the equivalent.

3 crs
MAT220 Statistics I

MAT220

Statistics - 3 Credits

This course offers students an opportunity to experience statistics as it would occur in various settings. Topics are presented through real life case studies and include an overview of the fundamentals of statistics, collective and descriptive statistical techniques, data collection and sampling, the normal distribution and probability, hypothesis testing, population inferences, simple linear regression, and correlation. An understanding of basic algebra is required. Course requires subscription to a supplementary online program. Scientific or graphing calculator and access to a spreadsheet program is recommended.

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3 crs
 
Science 3 crs
 
Open Electives 15 crs
  
Leadership Course 3 crs
LCS105 Elements of Organizations

LCS105

Elements of Organization - 3 Credits

Students need a basic understanding of how organizations work in order to manage their personal and professional lives. This course provides an interdisciplinary perspective on the foundations underlying all organizations (businesses, non-profit and governmental organizations) specifically as they relate to the nature of: management and leadership, economics both domestically and internationally, ethics, social responsibility, entrepreneurship, human resource management, marketing/advertising, e-commerce, information technology, accounting, investments, money and personal finances.

3 crs
 
Major, Core and Concentrations 51 crs
Designated Writing Course 3 crs
HSV450 Senior Seminar in Human Services Administration

HSV450

Senior Seminar in Human Services - 3 Credits

This is a capstone course in which students will apply their knowledge and professional development during their college experience to the design, planning and writing of a scholarly human services course paper. Students will be required to complete a senior-level composition based on a scholarly investigation in a selected area of human services which will be presented and discussed in a seminar format.

Prerequisite: Completion of HSV101


    Prerequisite: Completion of HSV101
3 crs
 
Major Core 27 crs
HSV101 Introduction to Human Services

HSV101

Introduction to Human Services - 3 Credits

This course studies the history of the theory and practice of social welfare. It examines the development and function of social work services in residential treatment, income maintenance, psychiatric services, correctional services, medical services, services for the aged, and community services.

3 crs
HSV200 Intervention Methods of Human Services

HSV200

Intervention Methods of Human Services - 3 credits

This course is an introduction to the theories, principles, and skills of the generic helping process in social work practice. Students learn how to engage a client, along with assessment, treatment planning, intervention, and follow-up as applied to individuals and families.

Prerequisites: HSV101 and at least 3 additional hours in Human Services


    Prerequisite: HSV101 and at least 3 additional hours in Human Services
3 crs
HSV260 Social Welfare

HSV260

Social Welfare - 3 Credits

This course examines human needs and the resources made available to assist families and individuals in need. The historical and philosophical roots of social welfare from ancient cultures to contemporary America are considered. The course provides an analysis of social welfare systems including their basic concepts and economic and political determinants.

Cross listed with SOC260.


    Cross listed with SOC260
3 crs
HSV364 Human Behavior in Social Env.

HSV364

Human Behavior in the Social Environment - 3 Credits

This course traces the development of human behavior in primary groups throughout the life cycle. It follows maturational, emotional, cognitive, and social systems theory from early life development through childhood, adolescence, and adulthood into old age, with a focus on the individual and primary groups.

Cross listed with SOC364.


    Cross listed with SOC364
3 crs
HSV400 Ethical/Legal Issues in Human Services

HSV400

Ethical and Legal Issues in Human Services - 3 Credits

This course surveys ethical, legal, and professional issues facing human service practitioners. The course is designed to teach a process of ethical decision-making and to increase awareness of the moral and legal complexities in the field of human services. It includes consideration of the human service worker's ethical responsibilities to clients, colleagues, practice settings, and the profession.

Prerequisite: HSV 101 or permission of instructor


    Prerequisite: HSV101 or permission of instructor
3 crs
HSV405 Human Service Administration

HSV405

Human Service Administration - 3 Credits

This course introduces students to the principles of Human Service administration. Emphasis is on the basic skills required to effectively manage agency staff and other resources in human service organizational settings. The focus of the course is on the unique needs of human service managers in planning, organizing, budgeting, and supervising their programs and organizations within an every-changing social environment.

Prerequisite: HSV 101 or permission of the instructor.


    Prerequisite: HSV101 or permission of the instructor
3 crs
** HSV460/461 Human Services Practicum I & II

HSV460 & HSV461

Human Services Practicum - 6 Credits

This course provides prospective human services workers with an opportunity to learn experientially at a human service agency in the community. The focus of this internship is for the student to learn how an agency functions and experience being a part of that agency. Students are required to complete 180 agency hours in HSV 460 and 180 agency hours in HSV 461. Human Services majors are required to complete internships at two separate agencies.

You must speak with your academic advisor as well as the Career Services Office before registering.


    You must speak with your academic advisor as well as the Career Services Office before registering
6 crs
HSV/PSY/SOC341 Research Methodology

HSV341

Research Methods for the Social Sciences - 3 Credits

This course emphasizes the methods and techniques for research in psychology and sociology, including both laboratory and survey techniques. Emphasis is placed on the development of empirical questions from theory, research design and control, construction of survey instruments, statistical analysis and interpretation of results. Exercises include development of an original research project appropriate to the students' major field.

Prerequisites: MAT220, and either PSY102 or SOC340

3 crs
 
Directed Electives (Selected under advisement) 6 crs
 
Concentration 15 crs
 
Career and Self-Awareness 6 crs
CSS101 College Success Seminar: Learning Across the Lifespan

CSS101

College Success Seminar: Learning Across the Lifespan - 3 credits

This course provides theoretical bases and practical strategies for lifelong learning. Students will become aware of university resources, as well as the policies and procedures critical to success at Post. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking, study skills, analytical reading, effective writing, reasoning, problem-solving, time management and strategies for college success necessary to support learning in a university environment. Students will analyze their own learning abilities and styles and develop effective practices for learning throughout their lifetime. Students will explore their motivations and the external determinants that affect their educational, personal, and career success. Students will learn the role of active learning in a successful life.

3 crs
PSS301 Professional Success Seminar: Work, Life and Career Development

PSS301

Professional Success Seminar: Work, Life and Career Development – 3 credits

This course provides practical approaches to managing one’s career, working with others in teams, understanding other’s perceptions of one’s performance, managing upwards and sideways for success, maneuvering through a changing work environment and global marketplace, and networking inside and outside of one’s organization. Students will explore the changing global environment of business and the skills and knowledge that tomorrow’s workforce will demand.

3 crs
 
Grand Total 120 crs

 

Counseling Concentration 15 crs
HSV301 Interviewing Methods

HSV301

Interviewing Methods – 3 Credits

This course provides an opportunity to learn basic communication skills and interviewing techniques essential for working with people. An emphasis is placed on developing skills in listening, intake, assessment and evaluation, referral and report writing. Case studies will be used to explore typical presenting problems and appropriate responses.

3 crs
HSV303 Introduction to Counseling

HSV303

Introduction to Counseling – 3 Credits

This course provides an introduction to the basic principles, skills, methods and techniques employed in the counseling process. The focus is on establishing rapport, developing a therapeutic alliance, assessment, conceptualizing strategies for intervention, and the planning and delivering counseling services. The course will also promote exploration into personal values and professional ethics.

3 crs
HSV309 Theories of Counseling

HSV309

Theories of Counseling – 3 Credits

This course will introduce the student to the basic concepts, theories and approaches that are applied to human services counseling. Students will compare and contrast the various theories that impact contemporary counseling including analytic, experiential, relational, action-oriented and systems approaches.

3 crs
HSV330 Group Counseling

HSV330

Group Counseling – 3 Credits

This course presents a theoretical foundation for group process and counseling techniques. Students are introduced to the skills and requirements needed for effective group counseling including communication, leadership, problem solving, decision-making, and establishing group membership, norms and goals.

 
3 crs
HSV368 Crisis Intervention

HSV368

Crisis Intervention - 3 Credits

This course provides an introduction to the concepts and strategies of crisis theory and practice carried out in a social-psychological and cultural framework. Effective crisis management is explored to learn how people feel, think, and behave during periods of crisis, and what strategies and resources are available to them.

 
3 crs

 

Criminal Justice Concentration 15 crs
CRJ101 Introduction to Criminal Justice

CRJ101

Introduction to Criminal Justice - 3 Credits

The student will be introduced to the American Criminal Justice System from the perspective of the criminal justice professional. The course examines the historical development and role of the police, prosecution, corrections, probation, parole, and rehabilitation.

3 crs
CRJ103 Introduction to Corrections

CRJ103

Introduction to Corrections - 3 Credits

This course studies the history of corrections, including imprisonment and other forms of punishment, both institutional and non-institutional. The philosophy and rationale for various sentencing alternatives are considered.

3 crs
CRJ331 Community Corrections

CRJ331

Community Corrections - 3 Credits

This course surveys the origins and development of contemporary practices in probation, parole, and other forms of community corrections, including the impact of these practices on other elements of the criminal justice system.

Prerequisite: CRJ103.


    Prerequisite: CRJ103
3 crs
Criminal Justice Elective    3 crs
Criminal Justice Elective    3 crs

 

Human Services Management Concentration  15 crs
MGT105 Principles of Management

MGT105

Principles of Management - 3 Credits

This course is an introduction to the principles of management examining their application in public and private, profit and non-profit organizations. Students will explore the areas of employee motivation, group behavior, leadership, strategic planning, organizational design, and career opportunities. Fundamental concepts of management, effective communication competency, ethical dilemmas faced by managers and corporate social responsibility will be explored.

3 crs
MGT201 Human Resource Management

MGT201

Human Resource Management - 3 Credits

This course includes the presentation, analysis, and discussion of the specific functions of a Human Resources Department, including human relations knowledge and skills vital to the success of any Human Resources manager. Students will explore the standards of performance that are expected of managers, subordinates, and the organization with a special emphasis on the supportive relationships needed between employees and their organizations. This course also will explore a number of contemporary and controversial issues related to Human Resource Management.

Prerequisite: MGT105


    Prerequisite: MGT105
3 crs
MGT350 Public Management

MGT350

Public Management - 3 Credits

This course studies the management of public organizations/government at the local, state, and federal levels. Emphasis is on the transferability of traditional business management skills to the public sector. There is discussion of evolving career opportunities with emphasis on the variety of educational programs in public management.

Prerequisite: MGT105.


    Prerequisite: MGT105
3 crs
MGT405 Organization Behavior

MGT405

Organizational Behavior - 3 Credits

This course includes the study of individual and small group behavior in organizations and the interpretation of this behavior in the context of the managerial environment. Students will explore the nature of such concepts as influence, power and control, attitudes, communication, conflict, and interpersonal relations as a means of understanding of the dynamics of group behavior.

Prerequisite: MGT105.


    Prerequisite: MGT105
3 crs
MGT Elective 3 crs

 

Psychology - Health, Education and Community Services Concentration 15 crs
PSY101 Fundamentals of Psychology I

PSY101

Fundamentals of Psychology I - 3 Credits

This course examines the nature of psychology as a social and behavioral science. It surveys fundamental areas in behavior including research in psychology, the brain and behavior, learning, human development and socialization, intelligence, personality, health psychology, and social psychology.

3 crs
PSY102 Fundamentals of Psychology II

PSY102

Fundamentals of Psychology II - 3 Credits

This course is a continuation of the concepts introduced in PSY101. It surveys such areas as sensation and perception, states of consciousness, memory, motivation and emotion, thinking and language, psychological disorders, and treatment of psychological disorders.

Prerequisite: PSY101.


    Prerequisite: PSY101
3 crs
PSY306 Abnormal Psychology

PSY306

Abnormal Psychology - 3 Credits

This course examines the major theories of psychopathology. For each theory treated, consideration is given to the definition of abnormality, supportive research data, classification systems, and suggested intervention strategies.

Prerequisite: PSY101 and Junior class standing


    Prerequisite: PSY101 and Junior class standing
3 crs
PSY201 Child Development

PSY201

Child Development - 3 Credits

This course emphasizes the psychological development of the child from birth to adolescence. Consideration is given to data, theories, and methods of studying child behavior. Emphasis is placed upon the general characteristics of various stages of development and upon general determinants of the developmental process.

Prerequisite: PSY101

3 crs
PSY260 Educational Psychology

PSY260

Educational Psychology - 3 Credits

This survey course introduces students to the ways in which psychological aspects of the learning process are investigated and applied. Among the topics addressed are: research in educational psychology; student characteristics; applications of psychological theories to the development of instructional techniques; evaluating student performance; and special education.

Prerequisite: PSY101

3 crs

 

Sociology Health & Community Services Concentration 15 crs
SOC101 Principles of Sociology

SOC101

Principles of Sociology - 3 Credits

This course is an introduction to the basic concepts in Sociology and an analysis of culture, socialization, stratification, social organization, class, social interaction, social change, and conflict.

3 crs
SOC211 Sociology of Marriage and the Family

SOC211

Sociology of Marriage and the Family - 3 Credits

This course studies the family as an institution: its structures, problems, functions, and changing patterns in an historical and cross-cultural perspective.

Prerequisite: SOC101.


    Prerequisite: SOC101
3 crs
SOC301 Social Problems

SOC301

Social Problems - 3 Credits

This course is an in-depth study of the major problems confronting society. Some of the problems studied include crime and violence, sexual inequalities and discrimination, health and illness, poverty and affluence, population and pollution, and crises in the institutions of the family, religion, economics, education, and the political system.

Prerequisite: SOC101.


    Prerequisite: SOC101
3 crs
SOC317 Alcohol & Drugs

SOC317

Alcohol & Drugs - 3 Credits

This course is concerned with the use patterns, distribution, and social control of drugs and alcohol in modern society. Special emphasis is given to heavy alcohol and drug usage and its impact on such areas as the family, health, crime and delinquency, and work. Cross-cultural comparisons are considered together with intra-cultural factors such as socio-economic patterns, ethnicity, gender, and urbanization. The approach is interdisciplinary and includes contributions from anthropology, social psychology, as well as sociology.

Prerequisite: SOC101.


    Prerequisite: SOC101
3 crs
SOC324 Deviant Behavior

SOC324

Deviant Behavior - 3 Credits

This course presents “deviance” as endemic to society. Consideration is given to processes of social labeling and stigmatization of “deviant” persons and groups, the development of “deviant” identity, together with an examination of the theories of social organization and disorganization which seek to explain “deviant” behavior.

Prerequisite: SOC101.


    Prerequisite: SOC101
3 crs


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