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Human Services Major

HUMAN SERVICES MAJOR

Students pursuing the Human Services degree learn the principles, concepts, values and skills of the service professions, including social and behavioral science concepts, the human services delivery system, and how to interface with a multifaceted client population.

 

With a generalist background, the student will be sufficiently prepared for an entry-level position as a paraprofessional in a myriad of human services/social services agencies, e.g., mental health services, family support services, community centers, day treatment program centers and others. These positions include assistant counselors, recreation leaders, and mental health or caseworker aides.

 

The department offers Associate in Science (A.S.), Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees. Students intending to go on for the B.S. should first earn an A.S. degree and not an A.A.S. degree. In the Bachelor's degree program, a student can concentrate in Addiction Services, Adult and Family Services, Child and Youth Services, Developmental Disabilities, Gerontological Services or Human Services Administration.

Associate in Science in Human Services (minimum 62 credits)

 

Core Requirements (28 credits):

 

GLL110/111 Introduction to College Writing 4
GLL121 College Writing I 4
GLL122 College Writing II 4
GLL Literature 3
GHS/GPL American Studies 3
Ethnic or Judaic Studies 3
GSM/GSS Math or Science 3
GCO 101, 103 or 120 Introductory Computer Science Course 4

 

Human Services Major (34-35 credits):

GCA 215 Interpersonal Communications 3
GHU 140 Survey of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities 4
GHU 141 Introduction to Human Services 4
GHU 326 Casework Management 1 3
GHU 441 Human Services Field Project 4
GPS 110 General Survey of Psychology 4
GSO 121 General Survey of Sociology & Anthropology 4

 

Two or three* of the following: 8-9

GHU 240 Theories of Counseling
GHU 243 Group Work Techniques
GHU 246 Counseling Addictive Behaviors
GHU 254 Public Policy: Legal & Social Mandate
GPS 204 Child Psychology
GPS 216 Adolescent Development
GPS 224 Psychology of the Family
GPS 225 Psychology of Aging
GPS 230 Psychological-Sociological Aspects of Developmental Disabilities
GPS 317 Human Sexuality
GPS 320 Drugs and Behavior
GSO 110 Introduction to Social Work
GSO 233 Sociology of Aging
GSO 318 Marriage and the Family
OR
Other electives as approved by the department

 

*The above 3-credit courses may be offered with a related 1-credit practicum or "topics" course; if these are taken in addition, the student can fulfill this requirement with two courses instead of three.

 

Students going on for the Bachelor's degree are advised to choose electives which will also satisfy requirements for that degree and/or the concentration.

Bachelor of Science in Human Services (120 credits)

This degree requires a Human Services Base plus a concentration in one of six areas of specialization. Please note: Not all concentrations are offered at every Touro location. Seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or above who are interested in mental health counseling can earn twelve (12) graduate credits toward the Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling while pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services.

Core Requirements (37 credits):

GLL110/111 Introduction to College Writing 4
GLL121 College Writing I 4
GLL122 College Writing II 4
GLL Literature (2 courses) 6
GHS/GPL American Studies (2 courses) 6
(various) Ethnic or Judaic Studies 3
GSM130 College Mathematics 3
GSS/GSM Science or Math 3
GCO 101,103 or 120 Introductory Computer Science course 4

 

Human Services Base (42 credits)

GPS 110 General Survey of Psychology 4
GSO 121 General Survey of Sociology & Anthropology 4
GHU 140 Survey of Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities 4
GHU 141 Introduction to Human Services 4
GHU 240 Theories of Counseling 3
GHU 326 Casework Management 1 3
GPH 240 Values & Ethics in Human Services 3
GCA 215 Interpersonal Communications 3
GHU 441 Human Services Field Project I 4
GHU 442 Human Services Field Project II 4

 

Two of the following: 6

GPS 224 Psychology of the Family
GPS 201 Developmental Psychology
GHU 244 Problems of the Disabled
GSO 110 Introduction to Social Work

 

Concentration (six to seven courses, or at least 21 credits**)

Addiction Services

Required:

GHU 331 Case Management II in Addiction Services 3
GPS 320 Drugs and Behavior 3
GSS 217 HIV and Drugs Addiction 3
GSO 217 Sociological and Cultural Comparatives on Addictive Substances 3

 

 

Two or three* of the following: 8-9

GHU 243 Group Work Techniques
GHU 246 Counseling Addictive Behaviors
GPS 420 Obesity and Eating Disorders
GSO 335 Selected Topics in Social Deviance
GSO 350 Compulsivity: Abusive Relationships and Addictions

Adult and Family Services

Required:

GED 209 Foundations of Parenting 3
GHU 328 Case Management II in Adult & Family Services 3
GHU 245 Theories and Techniques of Family Counseling 3
GSO 350 Compulsivity: Abusive Relationships and Addictions 3

 

Two or three* of the following: 8-9

GHU 243 Group Work Techniques
GHU 246 Counseling Addictive Behavior
GHU 260 The Family in the Urban Setting
GPS 325 Psychology of the Minority Family
GSO 318 Marriage and the Family

Child and Youth Services

Required:

GHU 330 Case Management II in Child & Youth Services 3
GHU 261 Child Care & Advocacy 3
GPS 204 Child Psychology 3
GPS 216 Adolescent Development 3

 

Two or three* of the following: 8-9

GHU 243 Group Work Techniques
GHU 246 Counseling Addictive Behavior
GHU 322 Counseling Children & Adolescents
GED 209 Foundations of Parenting
GSO 230 Youth in Urban Communities

 

 

Developmental Disabilities

Required:

GHU 254 Public Policy: Legal & Social Mandates of Developmental Disabilities 3
GHU 332 Case Management II in Developmental Disabilities 3
GPS 230 Psychological & Sociological Aspects of Developmental Disabilities 3
GPS 232 Behavior Management in Developmental Disabilities 3

 

Two or three* of the following: 8-9

GHU 255 Education Models for the Developmentally Disabled Learner
GHU 256 Health Issues Relating to Developmentally Disabled Individuals
GHU 323 Counseling People with Developmental Disabilities
GPS 432 Human Sexuality & Developmentally Disabled Persons

Gerontological Services

Required:

GPS 225 Psychology of Aging 3
GSO 233 Sociology of Aging 3
GHU 329 Case Management II in Gerontology 3
GHU 257 Public Policy & Services for Older Adults 3

 

Two or three* of the following: 8-9

GHU 320 Recreational & Educational Programs for Older Adults
GHU 340 The Minority Elderly
GHU 333 Health Issues Relating to the Elderly
GHU 321 Counseling the Older Adult;

Human Service Administration

Required:

GHU 251 Principles of Human Services Administration 3
GHU 327 Case Management II in Human Service Administration 3
GHU 258 Survey of Community Needs and Resources 3
GPS 221 Industrial Psychology 3

 

Two or three* of the following: 8-9

GHU 253 Social Agency Administration
GHU 342 Networking and Professional Relationships
GHU 351 Program Planning Development and Evaluation in Human Services
Any other course approved by the Human Services department

*See note page 88.

**The above 3-credit courses may be offered with a related 1-credit practicum or "topics" course; if these are taken in addition, the student can fulfill this requirement with six courses instead of seven.

 

General Electives (20 credits)*

*Students interested in the Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling can take, upon provisional admission to the program, up to twelve graduate credits from the following:

EdPS620 Child Development & Learning in Cultural Context 3
PSY 601 Biological Foundation of Learning and Development 3
PSY 611 Essentials of Measurement, Evaluation and Research 3
PSY 625 Academic Functioning: Educational Interventions 3
PSY 630 Individual and Group Counseling 3
PSY 631 Counseling Families of Exceptional Children 3
PSY 640 Legal and Ethical Issues in Psychology and Counsel 3
PSY 661 Psychology of Adult Life and Aging 3
PSY 678 Life Style and Career Development 3

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