Human Services, B.A.

The Human Services, B.A., curriculum at NLU prepares students to advance in organizations that provide support and service to individuals, families and communities in need. These include social service agencies, community health centers and rehabilitation clinics. This major does not provide entry level preparation for Human Services professional practice.

Students who need to gain clinical experience may enter the Human Services/Practicum program with the permission of the Human Services Department.

Program Details:

  • Requires a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all college coursework before beginning the Program Core
  • Requires 180 QH, including 60 quarter hours of General Education, for completion 
  • Requires a minimum grade of “C” in Human Services requirements
  • Requires ECT – English Competency Test OR completing LAE 101 and LAE 102 at NLU with a grade of “C” or better
  • Credit by examination, portfolio and proficiency are accepted for general education and elective credit
  • A maximum of 45 QH of credit by portfolio are accepted

Required Courses

Communications

LAE 101English Composition I

5

LAE 102English Composition II

5

Humanities

LAH 120Logic and Effective Thinking

5

Note: Other Humanities courses may be accepted.

Fine Arts

One Fine Arts course

Quantitative Reasoning/Math

LAM 106Basic Statistics

5

or

LAM 216Statistical Methods

5

or

LAM 110College Mathematics: Application of Mathematical Ideas

5

Physical and Life Sciences

LAN 110General Biology

5

Social Sciences

One introductory Social Science course. The courses below are recommended:

LAS 105Introduction to Sociology

5

LAS 110Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

5

LAS 115Introduction to Economics

5

LAS 118Introduction to Politics

5

LAS 120Introduction to American Politics

5

Behavioral Science

LAP 100General Psychology

5

or

LAP 315Lifespan Development

5

Additional General Education Requirements

Two CommunicationsHumanities or Fine Arts courses

One Mathmatics or Science course

One Social Science or Behavioral Science course

Program Core - 55 QH

HSC 101Introduction to Human Services

5

HSC 102Introduction to Applied Group Process

5

HSC 201Principles and Dynamics of Interviewing

5

HSC 202Theory and Techniques of Crisis Intervention

5

HSC 203Principles of Family Intervention

5

HSC 305ASpecial Needs Populations A

3

HSC 305BSpecial Needs Populations B

2

HSC 310Management/Administration of Health and Human Services Organizations

5

HSC 503Counseling and Human Development in a Multicultural Society

3 OR 5

INT 310Research Methods in the Behavioral Sciences

5

HSM 415Strategies of Community Intervention

5

HSM 406Human Services and the Law

5

Note: HSC 503 should be taken for 5 quarter hours.

Human Services Electives under Advisement - 50 QH

Choose Human Services electives with advisor approval

Electives - 15 QH

Choose 15 QH of elective courses