Human Services, Minor

The human services minor is designed to prepare students for careers in social change by providing the theoretical and skill-based background necessary for practice and research. Students have an opportunity to develop a holistic understanding of preventative and reactive responses to social inequality and an understanding of how to impact change at individual and structural levels. Students engage in an integrated educational program that emphasizes experiential approaches to learning through service-learning. The minor provides a nice complement to students who are interested in the role of nonprofit and social change organizations as it relates to their major. The course work students will take in the human services program provides an opportunity to apply social and psychological theories and develop direct practice experience through service-learning.

The minor in human services may help lead to careers in many diverse areas of social change or to graduate programs in social work, health, counseling, rehabilitation, and law. Human services professions are among the fastest-growing occupations in the nation. Society recognizes the necessity, value, and reward of dedicating time and energy to helping people. Combining a human services minor with any major gives students the opportunity to learn about the individual community and political interventions for social change.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified.

Required Courses

HUSV 1101Human Services Professions4
HUSV 2300Counseling in Human Services4

Policy Course

HUSV 3900Introduction to Social Policy4

Organization Course

Complete one of the following:4
The Nonprofit Sector, Philanthropy, and Social Change
Sociology of Human Service Organizations

Human Services Elective

Complete one HUSV course.4

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor