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University Transfer Degree

Program Description:
This option is designed for individuals seeking a career in the helping professions with an emphasis in applying the principles and
philosophy of human services to each area of human growth and development in a variety of human service delivery settings.


Degree Awarded: Associate in Science
Semester plan available through faculty advisement. Students are strongly encouraged to seek faculty advisement to ensure they are completing the correct option for their academic goals and intended course of study beyond the associate degree.


General Education Requirements Credit Hours 37


English 6 hours
*ENGL 1113 Composition I

*ENGL 1213 Composition II


Humanities 9 hours

See the General Education Requirements for complete list


Mathematics 3 hours
Select one course from the following:

*MATH 1473 Mathematics for Critical Thinking
*MATH 1513 College Algebra


Science 7 hours
BIOL 1114 General Biology for Non-Majors
BIOL 1383 Nutrition


Social Science 6 hours

POLS 1113 American Federal Government
and select one course from the following:
HIST 1483 U.S. History 1492 to Civil War Era
HIST 1493 U.S. History Civil War Era to Present


Psychology/Sociology 3 hours
Select one course from the following:
PSYC 1113 Introduction to Psychology
SOCI 1113 Introduction to Sociology


Speech 3 hours
Select one course from the following:
SPCH 1113 Speech Communication I
SPCH 2103 Interpersonal Communication


Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 27


^Human Services** 21 hours
HSVC 1113 Principles of Human Services
HSVC 1213 Basic Counseling Skills
HSVC 2023 Lifespan Development
*HSVC 2053 Human Services Applications/Case Management
*HSVC 2073 Issues in Human Services
*HSVC 2113 Internship
and select one of the following:
*HSVC 2203 Parent-Child Relations
HSVC 2003 Family Relationships


Controlled Electives** 6 hours
^HSVC Any courses
^HSVC 1313 Chemical Dependency and Treatment
^*HSVC 2613 Gerontology in Human Services
*PSYC 2133/SOCI 1133 Crisis Intervention and Experience
*SOCI 2013 Marriage and Family
*SOCI 2113 Social Problems in America
*SOCI 2143 Minorities in America


Total Credit Hours: 64
*Course has prerequisite (See course description section of catalog).
^Students must earn a “C” or better in HSVC courses in order to progress to advanced courses in the program, or gain permission of instructor or associate dean.
**Students should select courses that will transfer to the college/ university they plan to attend.
To receive an A.A. or A.S. Degree, students must demonstrate computer proficiency.


General education requirements can be found at: