Human Services, BA/MS

Note: This curriculum reflects only course work to be taken as an undergraduate student. For additional course work to be taken as a graduate student, see the graduate program in the Northeastern University Graduate Catalog

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

BA Language Requirements

All BA students are required to complete the BA language requirements.

Human Services Major Requirements

Human Services Overview
HUSV 1101Human Services Professions4
HUSV 2300Counseling in Human Services4
HUSV 3570Strategic Philanthropy and Nonprofit Management4
Research
HUSV 3700Research Methods for Human Services4
Policy
HUSV 3900Introduction to Social Policy4
Organization
SOCL 3440Sociology of Human Service Organizations4
Human Services and Diverse Populations
Complete one of the following:4
Ethnic Relations, Cultural Identity, and Human Services
Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression in Practice and Policy
International Human Services
Intercultural Studies through Human Services
Human Services Electives
Complete two HUSV courses.8
Senior Seminar and Internship
HUSV 4700Senior Seminar in Human Services4
HUSV 4994Human Services Internship6

Human Services Specialization for BA Degree

Complete one of the specializations listed below.

Specialization in Deaf Studies
AMSL 1101Elementary ASL 1 (normally taken as part of the BA core)4
AMSL 1102Elementary ASL 2 (normally taken as part of the BA core)4
AMSL 2101Intermediate ASL 14
AMSL 2102Intermediate ASL 24
DEAF 1500Deaf People in Society4
Specialization in Family and Children's Services
Required
PSYC 1101Foundations of Psychology4
HUSV 3520Child Intervention and Treatment4
Elective
Complete one of the following:4
Education in the Community
Childhood Mental Illness
Developmental Psychology
Sociology of the Family
Violence in the Family
Gender in a Changing Society
Children and Youth in Contemporary Society
Specialization in Psychology/Counseling Psychology
Required
CAEP 3485Mental Health and Counseling4
PSYC 1101Foundations of Psychology4
Elective
Complete one of the following:4
Counseling Theories and Practice
Health Counseling
Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression in Practice and Policy
Services and Treatments for Chemical Dependencies
Moral and Social Problems in Healthcare
Personality
Developmental Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Wellness
Sociology of Health and Illness
Specialization in Social Justice and Social Policy
Required
COMM 4603Advocacy Workshop4
POLS 2385U.S. Health and Welfare Policy4
Elective
Complete one of the following:4
Social Movement Communication
Economics of Crime
Economic Status of Ethnic Minorities
Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression in Practice and Policy
Social Policy, Advocacy, and Activism
Global Human Rights: A Social and Economic Perspective
Public Policy and Administration
Sociology of Prejudice and Violence
Environment and Society
Race and Ethnic Relations
Specialization in Identity and Social Change
Required
HUSV 2350Ethnic Relations, Cultural Identity, and Human Services4
HUSV 2800Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression in Practice and Policy4
Elective
Complete one of the following:4
Race and Social Identity
Economic Status of Ethnic Minorities
The Asian-American Experience
Exploring Adoption: Family, Kinship, and Identity in Contemporary America
Gender Violence: Bystander Education Theory and Practice
Social Policy, Advocacy, and Activism
Religion and Politics
Sociology of Prejudice and Violence
Gender in a Changing Society
Sociology of Religion
Sex, Gender, and Popular Culture
Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Women and World Politics
Specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis
PSYC 1101Foundations of Psychology4
PSYC 3358Behavior Therapies4
PSYC 3450Learning and Motivation4
PSYC 4654Seminar in Behavioral Modification4
Independent Specialization
With approval from the program director, an independent specialization, consisting of three courses, may be defined in consultation with your advisor.12

Human Services Major Undergraduate Credit Requirement

Complete 58 semester hours in the major.

Graduate Courses taken as an Undergraduate Student

CAEP 6200Introduction to Counseling: Theory and Process in an Ecological Context3
CAEP 6235Vocational, Education, and Career Development3
CAEP 6262Evaluation and Outcomes Assessment of Community, School, and Health-Related Programs3
CAEP 6300Introduction to College Student Development3
CAEP 6301Planning and Administering Student Affairs3

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required

Minimum GPA of 3.000 is required in all graduate courses.