Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts in Human Services

Grounded in Counseling, the Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Arts in Human Services is designed to prepare students to enter a variety of occupations among and within the greater Human Services field. Possible occupations may include, but are limited to, Student Affairs professional in a college or university, Mental Health Technician, Qualified Mental Health Provider-QMHP, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counseling-LCDC, among others.  Along with 2 prerequisites (PSY 2301, SOC 1301), and 8 required classes, students will develop a program emphasis by selecting 4 upper level classes from Counseling and 3 upper level courses from Psychology and Sociology. 

Core Curriculum Courses
See the Core Curriculum Requirements42
BA students must meet University foreign language requirements
Minor and/or Electives (33 SCH)33
Major (45 SCH, not including prerequisites)
Prerequisites:
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Required Counseling Classes (24 SCH):24
Orien to Counseling Prof
Phil of Helping Relatnshp
Intro to Assessment
Group Leadership
Intro Coun Theory/Methods
Career Development
Cultural Enrichment
Internship in Human Services
Additional Requirements:
Counseling - 12 hrs. from among the following upper level Counseling courses:12
Parent & Family Dynamics
Home & Family Living
Introduction to Student Services
Student Services 1: Residence Life/Student Activities
Internship in Human Services
Introduction to Drugs and Alcohol
Drug and Alcohol Addiction: Awareness, Counseling, Prevention, and Treatment
Anger Management: Skills and Techniques
Domestic Violence: Signs/Symptoms and Treatment
Independent Study
H Honors Thesis
H Honors Readings
Psychology/Sociology - 9 hrs. from among the following upper level Psychology and Sociology courses:9
GLB/US-Psychology and Sociology of Diverse Populations
Abnormal Psychology
Child and Adolescent Development
Lifespan Development
Forensic Psychology
Industrial/ Organizational Psychology
Psychology of Death & Dying
Social Class,Wealth/Power
Marriage and Family
Deviant Behavior
GLB/Global Social Issues
US-Drugs & Society
Racial and Ethnic Diversity
Total Hours120

A grade of “C” or higher must be earned in all courses in this Major.

The Department of Counseling offers both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Human Services (BA/BS-HS). The BA/BS-HS prepares students for bachelor’s level employment in the mental health field and college student affairs. With appropriate course choices, students can be eligible to gain the Texas Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor credential and/or the Qualified Mental Health Provider credential (through an approved employer). Students who prefer a human services/counseling foundation may pursue careers in child advocacy or probation/parole. The degree also provides a pathway for those students planning to pursue a master’s degree leading to credentialing as a Licensed Professional Counselor and/or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Texas. Along with 2 prerequisites (PSY 2301, SOC 1301), and 8 required classes, students will develop a program emphasis by selecting 4 upper level classes from Counseling and 3 upper level courses from Psychology and Sociology.