Human Services, BS (transition)

Students who matriculated prior to fall 2016 may either follow this curriculum or the new curriculum under “Business and Social Sciences Programs."

The Bachelor of Science in Human Services seeks to prepare students with the knowledge and the communication, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills needed to serve individuals, groups, organizations, and communities in a global 21st century. The degree provides students with a comprehensive overview of the human service delivery system along with an understanding of the psychology and sociology of human behavior.

Graduates may pursue careers as providers who provide direct and indirect service care. With an emphasis on client-centered caregiving, students have an opportunity to learn to apply interdisciplinary approaches to help improve the lives of people within a variety of contexts. Students completing the program are eligible for initial social work licensure.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated.

University-Wide Requirement

Minimum 120 total semester hours required

Minimum 2.000 GPA required

Students must earn a minimum of 60 Northeastern University semester hours in order to receive a bachelor’s degree.

Note: Individual program requirements may exceed the above minima.

Core Courses

37 semester hours required

ENG 1105
and ENG 1106
College Writing 1
and Lab for ENG 1105
ENG 1107
and ENG 1108
College Writing 2
and Lab for ENG 1107
ENG 2105
and ENG 2106
Writing Workshop
and Lab for ENG 2105
ENG 3107
and ENG 3108
Writing for the Professions: Business and the Social Sciences
and Lab for ENG 3107
SOC 1220Engaging Difference and Diversity3
PHL 2130Ethical Issues in Healthcare3
Course satisfying Engaging with the Natural and Designed World core3
MTH 1100College Algebra3
MTH 2310Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences3
HST 2425Coming to America: The American Immigrant Experience3
ITC 1000Computer Applications3
or ITC 2016 End-User Data Analysis Tools

Major Required Courses

30 semester hours required

HSV 1100Introduction to Human Services3
HMG 2110Health Law and Regulation3
PSY 1100Foundations of Psychology3
SOC 1100Introduction to Sociology3
HSV 3300Social Welfare, Policies, and Services3
HSV 2240Human Behavior in the Social Environment3
SOC 2350Power, Poverty, and Social Change3
HMG 4210Healthcare Policy3
HSV 4850Human Services Capstone3
HSV 2200Introduction to Clinical Practice3

Major Elective Courses

21 semester hours required

Complete 21 semester hours from the following:21
Social Psychology
Stress and Its Management
Abnormal Psychology
Development across the Life Span
Family Functions and Dysfunctions
Research Methods in Human Services
Professional Speaking
Public Health
Techniques in Individual and Group Counseling
Health Services Organizations, Opportunities, and Challenges
Human Services Volunteer Practicum
Human Sexuality and Love
Death and Dying
Drugs and Society

Open Electives

Complete a minimum of 32 semester hours of open electives to reach 120 semester hours.