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 social change through counseling, nonprofits interventions, or social policy as it relates to their major. 

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 and communities. 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 Course

HUSV 1101Social Change and Human Services4

Human Services Electives

Complete four HUSV courses.16
Counseling in Human Services
Techniques in Individual and Group Counseling
Race, Identity, Social Change, and Empowerment
Food Justice and Community Development
Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression
Research Methods for Human Services
Intercultural Studies through Human Services
Child Intervention and Treatment
Addiction and Recovery
The Nonprofit Sector, Philanthropy, and Social Change
Sexual Violence: Counseling, Programs, and Policy
Nonprofit Communications
Social Policy
Human Services Internship

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor