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University Transfer Degree

Program Description:
This option is designed for individuals seeking careers in the helping professions providing services to children, youth, elderly, and families
in a variety of community-based settings. Specific career fields require varying levels of degree completion and include aging services,
 child and parenting practitioner, child life specialist, family policy and law, human service management, infant mental health specialist, international human services, marriage and family therapy, social welfare, and youth and family ministry/outreach. Students gain 27 credit
hours of specialization in Human Services while earning the associate degree.


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


Geography 3 hours
GEOG 1043 Introduction to Cultural Geography


Humanities 3 hours
HUMN 2113 Humanities I
HUMN 2223 Humanities II


Mathematics 6 hours

Select one course from the following:

*MATH 1513 College Algebra
*MATH 1473 Math for Critical Thinking
*MATH 2193 Elementary Statistics


Psychology/Sociology 3 hours
PSYC 1113 Introduction to Psychology
SOCI 1113 Introduction to Sociology


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

Speech 3 hours
SPCH 1113 Speech Communication I


Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 27

^Human Services 21 hours
HSVC 1113 Principles of Human Services
HSVC 1213 Basic Counseling Skills
HSVC 1413 Introduction to Developmental Disabilities
HSVC 2003 Family Relationships
HSVC 2023 Lifespan Development
*HSVC 2053 Human Services Applications/Case Management
*HSVC 2113 Internship


Psychology/Sociology 3 hours
PSYC/SOCI 2813 Human Sexuality


Controlled Electives** 3 hours
CSCI/CSYS Any courses up to 3 credit hours
Foreign Language - Any skill-based courses
^HSVC 1313 Chemical Dependency and Treatment
^HSVC 2073 Issues in Human Services
^HSVC 2173 Service Learning in Human Services
HSVC 2991 Selected Topics in Human Services (up to 3 hours)
HSVC 2203 Parent-Child Relations
HSVC 2433/PHED 2533 Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation
HSVC 2513 Management of Community Programs
PSYC 2133 / SOCI 1133 Crisis Intervention and Experience
PSYC 2053 Social Psychology
Other HSVC electives and select CHLD courses may be allowed.
See Human Services faculty for advisement.


Total Credit Hours: 64
*Course has prerequisite (See course description section of catalog).
To receive an A.A. or A.S. Degree, students must demonstrate computer proficiency.
^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 of they plan to attend.


General education requirements can be found at: