Requirements for Human Services Concentration

A total of eight units is required for the concentration.

  • Introduction to Human Services (HUSV 101), one unit.
  • Four units, drawn from an approved list of courses each focusing on a different area of competence, to be chosen in consultation with the director of the concentration. No more than two of the courses can be from the student’s major.

The approved courses include:

Client Populations
Sociology of Childhood (Anthropology and Sociology 222)
Comparative Families (Anthropology and Sociology 350)
Intimate Violence (Anthropology and Sociology 360) 
Interpersonal and Family Communication (Communication Studies 202)
Developmental Psychology (Psychology 251)
Abnormal Psychology (Psychology 265)
Psychology of Adolescence (Psychology 353)
Introduction to Counseling (Psychology 380)

Healing, Health, and Society (Anthropology and Sociology 353)
Health Economics (Economics and Management 375)
Biomedical Ethics (Philosophy 308)
Anatomy and Kinesiology (Physical Education 211)
Health Psychology (Psychology 230)
Death and Dying in World Religions (Religious Studies 313)

Organizational Structures and Public Policy
Small Group and Organizational Communication (Communication Studies 203)
Managing People and Organizations (Economics and Management 259)
Human Resource Management (Economics and Management 355)
Management (Economics and Management 359)  
Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (Economics and Management 376)
Ethics and Public Policy (Philosophy 302)
Urban Politics and Policy (Political Science 308)  
Industrial and Organizational Psychology (Psychology 246)

Diversity in Human Services
Sociology of Sex and Gender (Anthropology and Sociology 333)
Race and Ethnicity (Anthropology and Sociology 345)
Social Stratification (Anthropology and Sociology 370)
Introduction to Ethnic Studies (Ethnic Studies 103)
Ethics (Philosophy 201)
Social Philosophy (Philosophy 202)
Contemporary Moral Problems (Philosophy 206)
Christian Ethics (Religious Studies 242)
Liberation Theology (Religious Studies 270)
Introduction to Women’s Studies (Women’s and Gender Studies 106)

  • Students must take a minimum of two units of supplemental courses that add depth to the internship experience. Typically, these two courses will come from the lists above. Students should select courses that complement and amplify a student’s special interests, especially in relation to their internship. Other courses not on the list above may be approved by the director of the human services concentration if the student provides ample justification.
  • All students must complete a one-unit internship approved by the human services director. This requirement may be satisfied by either the psychology practicum or an appropriate internship that is arranged through the student’s major department. The following represent possible internship sponsors: private social agencies, family-related agencies, public health offices, community health centers, institutions serving children and teenagers, churches and church-related institutions, crisis intervention agencies, state and local governments, and community organizations.

For more information, contact the director of the concentration.