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The Human Services Generalist degree prepares students for entry-level human services work with a broad range of populations. This degree includes program requirements, program electives, and general education in the courses listed below.

For more information about Human Services, please visit the program page.

Degree Requirements

Field of Study Code: HUMAN.AAS

Program Requirements
HUMAN 1100Introduction to Human Services4
HUMAN 1113Interpersonal Dynamics4
HUMAN 1114Contemporary Practice Models3
HUMAN 1121Cross-Cultural Communications4
HUMAN 1125Introduction to Addictions3
HUMAN 1141Mental Health Case Management3
HUMAN 1170Role of Advocacy in Human Services2
HUMAN 1175Crisis Intervention2
HUMAN 1180Domestic/Family Violence4
HUMAN 2212Group Dynamics3
HUMAN 2223Field Skills1
HUMAN 2240Family Education and Treatment Models3
HUMAN 2251Fieldwork I4
HUMAN 2279Ethics & Legal Issues in Human Services3
Program Electives
Select a minimum of three credit hours from the following: 13
Esteem Building
Psychopharmacology for Addictions Counselors
Psychedelic Mindview
Mental Health First Aid
Residential Child Care
Dynamics of Child Abuse
Introduction-Developmental Disabilities
Selected Topics I
Human Services Corrections Counseling
Grief Counseling
Older Adult Care Management
Grant Development for Non-Profit Organizations
Dynamics of Fund Development for The Human Services Professional
Assessment of Clinical Issues for Veterans
Treatment Approaches for Veterans And Families
General Education
Select 18 to 19 credits 218-19
Total Credits64-65

General Education Requirements

For general education requirements for the A.A.S. degree, please visit the A.A.S. degree catalog page.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
HUMAN 1100 Introduction to Human Services 4
HUMAN 1125 Introduction to Addictions 3
HUMAN 1113 Interpersonal Dynamics 4
ENGLI 1101 English Composition I 3
Second Semester
HUMAN 1114 Contemporary Practice Models 3
HUMAN 1121 Cross-Cultural Communications 4
HUMAN 1141 Mental Health Case Management 3
SPEEC 1100
Fundamentals of Speech Communication
or Small-Group Communication
MATH 1100 Business Mathematics (or higher) 3
Third Semester
HUMAN 2212 Group Dynamics 3
HUMAN 2240 Family Education and Treatment Models 3
HUMAN 2279 Ethics & Legal Issues in Human Services 3
Gen EdHumanities and Fine Arts 3
Gen EdSocial and Behavioral Sciences 3
Fourth Semester
HUMAN 1170 Role of Advocacy in Human Services 2
HUMAN 1175 Crisis Intervention 2
HUMAN 1180 Domestic/Family Violence 4
HUMAN 2223 Field Skills 1
Gen EdPhysical and Life Sciences 3
ElectiveHuman Services Program Elective 3
Fifth Semester
HUMAN 2251 Fieldwork I 4
 Total Credits64

Program Milestones

First Semester

  • Consider joining or visiting with a professional, cultural or interest-based Student Club.
  • Meet with Human Services program advisor and faculty
  • Complete application to admit to the Human Services program
  • Take placement tests
  • Participate in Human Services Network Club

Second Semester

  • If you have not done so yet this semester, it is important to make an appointment with a Faculty or Program Advisor to discuss your future academic progress.
  • Meet with program advisor
  • Identify three agencies where you would like to intern
  • Explore PSYCH 2280 Statistics/Social & Behavioral Sciences or SOCIO 2205 Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences

Third Semester

  • Begin e-portfolio
  • Choose Fieldwork site

Fourth Semester

  • Complete resume
  • Revise Portfolio
  • Develop LinkedIn profile
  • Apply for graduation (certificate or degree)

Fifth Semester

  • Complete resume
  • Revise Portfolio
  • Develop LinkedIn profile
  • Apply for graduation (certificate or degree)