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Sociology

Concentration In Human Services > Course Requirements

What are the Concentration in Human Services course requirements?

The courses are as follows:

Required Sociology courses......................................16 credits
SOC100 Introduction to Sociology (3)
SOC220 Social Inequality (3)
SOC303 Sociological Theory (3)
SOC306 Research Methods (4)
SOC350 Introduction to Human Services (3)

Sociology electives..................................................12 credits

Each student must complete, by advisement, four (4) Sociology (SOC) electives.

Human Services Concentration Core........................... 9 credits
SOC443 Human Services Theory & Practice I (3)
SOC444 Human Services Theory & Practice II (3)
SOC445 Human Services Theory & Practice III (3) - This is the Writing Intensive CHS capstone course in which students write a senior thesis.

Field Education courses............................................12 credits
SOC480 Fieldwork in Human Services I (4)
SOC481 Fieldwork in Human Services II (4)
SOC482 Fieldwork in Human Services III (4)

Art & Recreation courses.........................................5 credits
Each student must complete, by advisement, two (2) approved courses in Art & Recreation. These are hands-on courses that will provide students with a variety of modalities.
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Cognate courses....................................................6 credits
Each student must complete, by advisement, two (2) courses in departments that offer courses related to human services. These courses complement the Sociology human services courses.
» View list of Cognate Courses *

Do you want to travel and study abroad?

In addition to the required courses, the Concentration in Human Services (CHS) also offers an International Social Welfare course every summer to Denmark, Italy or South Africa to study human services practices and the overall social welfare system. These courses are two-to-three weeks long and count as either Sociology Elective or CHS Cognate courses. The course is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Human services practitioners and educators are also welcome! The course has been approved as an advanced elective at several Masters in Social Work programs as well as in other graduate programs.

We encourage students to study abroad a semester and will work with each student individually to make sure all major course requirements are fulfilled.