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Human Services Degree Academic Requirements

Award: Associate of Applied Science Degree, A.A.S.
Total credit hours: Minimum of 60 credit hours

The A.A.S. degree in Human Services is accredited through the Council for Standards in Human Service Education through October 2016.  This accreditation assures that the program meets the required 20 standards. Accreditation allows human service graduates to apply to become a Nationally Certified Human Services Professional through the National Organization for Human Services (NOHS). 

Program requirements for Human Services Degree

FIRST YEAR

Term 1

HUS 100 - Introduction to Human Services (3)
HUS 101 - Human Service Ethics in Practice (3)
PSY 111 - Introduction to Psychology (3)
SOC 111 - Introduction to Sociology (3)
ENG 111 - Composition and Introduction to Literature 1 (3)
or ENG 115 - Composition and Introduction to Literature for Non-native Speakers 1 (3)
or ENG 121 - Composition and Literature (3)

Term 2

ENG 112 - Composition and Introduction to Literature 2 (3)
or ENG 116 -  Composition and Introduction to Literature for Non-native
Speakers 2 (3)
COM 111 - Fundamentals of Oral Communication (3) 
or COM 116  - Fundamentals of Oral Communication for Non-native
Speakers (3)  
or COM 131 - Oral Interpretation (3)
HUS 114 - Beginning Counseling and Assessment Techniques (3)
HUS 115 - Fieldwork: Beginning Counseling and Assessment Techniques (3)
HUS 141 - Group Dynamics (3)

SECOND YEAR

Term 1

BIO 101 - Fundamentals of Biology (4) 
or BIO 230 - Structure and Function of the Human Body (4)
HUS 130 - Introduction to Family Counseling (3)
HUS 210 - Fieldwork: Crisis Intervention and Counseling (3)
HUS 211 - Crisis Intervention and Counseling (3)
Mathematics general education requirement* (3-4)
 * Students planning to transfer to the UMBC Social Work program are advised to take MAT 135.

Term 2

HUS 216 - Theories of Counseling (3)
HUS 217 - Fieldwork: Theories of Counseling (3)
PSY 214 - Abnormal Psychology (3)
Computer technology general education requirement (3-4)
Health/fitness/wellness general education requirement (3)