Human Services - Child and Family Studies Concentration

General Education Requirements

English Composition
Select one of the following:6
College Composition I
College Composition II
Introduction to Professional Writing
College Composition II
Introduction to Professional Writing
College Composition III: Persuasive Writing
Speech Communication
Select one of the following:3
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Interpersonal Communication
Intercultural Communication
Select one of the following:3
College Algebra
Finite Mathematics
Mathematics in Society
Calculus I
Elementary Statistics
Lab Science
Select two of the following, one must come from the Natural and Physical Sciences category8
Natural and Physical Sciences (ND:LABSC)
Concepts of Biology
General Biology I
General Biology II
General Zoology
Introductory Chemistry
Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
Introduction to Earth Science
The Earth Through Time
Concepts of Physics
Introductory Astronomy
College Physics I
College Physics II
University Physics I
University Physics II
Additional Sciences (ND:SCI)
Cognition and Brain Science
Technology, Engineering, and Design
Technology Solutions for Society
Select one of the following:2
Concepts of Fitness and Wellness
Introduction to Stress Management
Computer Science and Literacy
Select one of the following:3
Principles of Information Security
Introduction to Computer Information Systems 2
Introduction to Programming
Introduction to Programming in Java
Introduction to Structured Programming I
Social Implications of Computer Technology 2
Discovering Computing
Select one of the following:3
American Sign Language I
American Sign Language II
Oral Interpretation
Introduction to Literature
Introduction to Film
Bible as Literature
Women and Literature
World Literature I
World Literature II
American Literature I
American Literature II
Civilization, Thought, and Literary Heritage
Ethics and Philosophy of Science
1st Year Spanish I
1st Year Spanish II
2nd Year Spanish I
2nd Year Spanish II
Introduction to Theatre Arts
Art and Music
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to the Visual Arts
Introduction to Digital Media
Art History I
Art History II
History of Craft
Fine Arts and Aesthetics
Music Appreciation
Music Fundamentals
World Music
History of Popular/Rock Music
Social Science
Select 6 credits from the following:6
Understanding Media and Social Change
Human Communication
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Human Geography
United States to 1877
United States to Present
World Civilizations to 1500
World Civilizations since 1500
Environmental History
Native American Studies
American National Government
State and Local Government
Introduction to Psychology 1
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Anthropology
Additional Humanities or Social Science
Select one additional course from Humanities or Social Science or select from the following:2
Two-Dimensional Design
Drawing I
Ceramics I
Photography I
Survey of Geography
Group Piano for Non-Majors
Group Piano for Non-Majors
Concert Choir
Athletic Band
Concert Band
Planetarium Science
Theatre Practicum
Total Credits39



Course satisfies the Digital Literacy graduation requirement.

Major Requirements

Required Courses
COMM 311Communication and Interviewing3
COMM 483Organizational Communication3
or MGMT 372 Foundations of Leadership
or MGMT 430 Organizational Behavior
MGMT 302Principles of Management3
PSYC 250Developmental Psychology3
PSYC 310Behavior Modification3
PSYC 360Group Dynamics3
PSYC 470Counseling Theory and Practice3
SOC 110Introduction to Sociology 13
SOC 130Introduction to Human Services3
SOC 220The Family3
or SOC 270 Native American Studies
or SOC 300 Race, Ethnic, and Gender Relations
SOC 320Case Management3
SOC 330Understanding Statistics3
SOC 340Research Methods3
SOC 422Social Science Theory3
SOC 491Capstone1
SOC 497Internship3-12
Total Credits46-55

Child and Family Studies Concentration

Required Courses
COMM 314Public Relations3
or MRKT 301 Principles of Marketing
EDUC 210Creative Activities2
HPER 210First Aid & CPR1
PSYC 370Abnormal Psychology3
Specified Elective
Select one of the following (in addition to the other applied in the General Human Services program)3
The Family
Native American Studies
Race, Ethnic, and Gender Relations
Select nine hours from the following:9
Intercultural Communication
Educating Exceptional Students
Language and Literacy in Early Childhood Education
Current Issues in Community Health
Business Ethics
Human Sexuality
Personality Theories
Health, Illness, and Disability
Death and Dying
Learning Disabilities, Emotional Disorders, and Intellectual Disabilities
Total Credits21

Total General Education 39 Hrs
Total Major Requirement 43-52 Hrs

Total Concentration Requirement 21 Hrs
Total Credits Needed to Graduate 120 Hrs

For degree and graduation requirements, visit degree requirements and graduation requirements.


Plan of Study

First Year
English Composition (Gen Ed)3Art and Music (Gen Ed)3
MATH 210 (Gen Ed)3English Composition (Gen Ed)3
SOC 1103Lab Science (Gen Ed)4
Speech Communication (Gen Ed)3PSYC 111 (Gen Ed)3
Computer Science and Literacy (Gen Ed)3Wellness (Gen Ed)2
UNIV 1501 
 16 15
Second Year
Additional Humanities or Social Science (Gen Ed)2MRKT 301 or COMM 3143
Lab Science (Gen Ed)4SOC 1303
Literacies (Gen Ed)3SOC 2203
Social Science (Gen Ed)3PSYC 2503
EDUC 2102 
 14 12
Third Year
Additional Elective3Additional Elective (if only taking 3 credit internship)3
MGMT 3023COMM 4833
PSYC 3703SOC 3403
SOC 3003SOC 4413
SOC 3303SOC 4973
 15 15
Fourth Year
Additional Elective3Additional Elective3
COMM 3113Additional Elective3
PSYC 3603HPER 2101
SOC 4223PSYC 3103
SOC 4911PSYC 4703
 13 13
Total Credits 113

Please note:  This plan is intended for general information only.  Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their academic advisor each semester before registration.  


Learning Outcomes

  1. Knowledge of Society & the Field: Students will develop an understanding of the interaction between individual and societal forces; why knowledge of social and historical context, norms, institutions, and inequalities are important to the field of human services; and their role as emerging professionals in the evolving human services field.

  2. Confidence in Assessment, Critical Evaluation, & Theory: Human services students will apply theories, evaluate studies, and conduct research in course projects tailored to give practical experience that connects to a broad range of professional opportunities.

  3. Application of Knowledge, Skills, & Values in Applied Settings: Students will complete internships and coursework that integrate their academic knowledge, skills and values as emerging professionals within real world, applied settings.