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.
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.
37 semester hours required
and ENG 1106
|College Writing 1|
and Lab for ENG 1105
and ENG 1108
|College Writing 2|
and Lab for ENG 1107
and ENG 2106
and Lab for ENG 2105
and ENG 3108
|Writing for the Professions: Business and the Social Sciences|
and Lab for ENG 3107
|SOC 1220||Engaging Difference and Diversity||3|
|PHL 2130||Ethical Issues in Healthcare||3|
|Course satisfying Engaging with the Natural and Designed World core||3|
|MTH 1100||College Algebra||3|
|MTH 2310||Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences||3|
|HST 2425||Coming to America: The American Immigrant Experience||3|
|ITC 1000||Computer Applications||3|
|or ITC 2016||End-User Data Analysis Tools|
Major Required Courses
30 semester hours required
|HSV 1100||Introduction to Human Services||3|
|HMG 2110||Health Law and Regulation||3|
|PSY 1100||Foundations of Psychology||3|
|SOC 1100||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|HSV 3300||Social Welfare, Policies, and Services||3|
|HSV 2240||Human Behavior in the Social Environment||3|
|SOC 2350||Power, Poverty, and Social Change||3|
|HMG 4210||Healthcare Policy||3|
|HSV 4850||Human Services Capstone||3|
|HSV 2200||Introduction to Clinical Practice||3|
Major Elective Courses
21 semester hours required
|Complete 21 semester hours from the following:||21|
|Stress and Its Management|
|Development across the Life Span|
|Family Functions and Dysfunctions|
|Research Methods in Human Services|
|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|
Complete a minimum of 32 semester hours of open electives to reach 120 semester hours.