Human Services Major (54 Units)


Human Services Advisement: EC-479

Ramona RR. Perez
EC 479


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Required Courses: (36 Units)

For catalogue years prior to Fall 2020


A. Theoretical Foundations / Intervention (9 Units)

HUSR 201 - Introduction to Human Services (3)
HUSR /COUN 380 - Theories and Techniques of Counseling (3)
HUSR 310 - Case Management (3)


B. Client Populations / Cultural Diversity (9 Units)

HUSR 411 - Human Services Delivery to Communities (3)
CAS 312 - Human Growth and Development (3) OR PSYCH 361 - Developmental Psychology(3)
PSYCH 341 - Abnormal Psychology (3) OR SOCI 351 (formerly SOCI 451) - Sociology of the Family (3)


C. Research / Evaluation (9 Units)

HUSR 315 - Data Management in Human Services (3)
HUSR 385 - Program Design & Proposal Writing (3)

(Prerequisite: HUSR315 or equivalent and HUSR 396, HUSR 396L)

HUSR 470 - Evaluation of Human Services Programs (3)

(Prerequisite: HUSR 385)


D. Skills Development / Field Experience (9 Units)

HUSR 396 - Practicum Seminar (3)

(Prerequisite: HUSR 201 & HUSR 380)

HUSR 495 - Fieldwork Seminar (3)

(Prerequisite: HUSR 396)

HUSR 496 - Internship (3)

(Prerequisite: HUSR 495)

Mental Health Track  


This track emphasizes either counseling or clinical social work, depending upon the students’ educational and career goals. It prepares students for entry-level positions in a variety of settings and for graduate work in counseling, social work, clinical psychology, or marriage and family therapy. Students planning to enter a graduate program should become familiar with the prerequisites for their specific program. 

Required course: HUSR 300 Character and Conflict (3)

Other Courses – 15 units from the following:

HUSR 318 Immigrants and Refugees (3)   HUSR 350 Leadership (3)   HUSR 400 Ethical and Professional Issues (3)   HUSR 410 Crisis Intervention (3)   HUSR 415 Treatment Issues in Drug Addiction (3)   HUSR 416 Group Process and Membership (1)   HUSR 425T* Contemporary Issues in Human Services (3)   HUSR 430 Child Abuse and Human Services(3)   HUSR 450 Theory and Practice of Group Counseling (3)   HUSR 465 Human Services Delivery to Latinos (3)   HUSR 475 Human Service Policy and Practice (3)    HUSR 480 Case Analysis and Intervention Techniques (3)   HUSR 490 Practicum in Group Leadership (3)

With prior approval of an advisor, other courses may be Included in this advisement track. Certain graduate programs require various classes as prerequisites for admission. See the Human Services advisor regarding these classes if you plan to apply for graduate school.

* Topics include: Gender Issues, Serving the Homeless, Intimate Partner Violence, Veterans & Their Families, Human Services & Mixed Ancestry Identity, and Psychodrama.

Administration and Community Practice Track


For students wishing to pursue graduate study in social work administration and policy, community organization, and planning to enter one of these graduate programs should become familiar with the required prerequisites for their specific graduate program.

Required Courses: (9 units) HUSR 350 Leadership (3) HUSR 400 Ethical and Professional Issues (3)   HUSR 420 Human Services Management (3)   HUSR 475 Human Service Policy and Practice (3)

Other courses may be included in this track with prior approval.

Elective Courses: 9 units HUSR 300 Character and Conflict (3) HUSR 318 Immigrants and Refugees (3) HUSR 410 Crisis Intervention (3) HUSR 415 Treatment Issues In Drug Addiction (3) HUSR 425T Serving the Homeless (3) HUSR 430 Child Abuse and Human Services (3)

Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention


This advisement track offers courses for students planning to work with drug/alcohol dependent clients and their families. Once students complete a bachelor’s degree in Human Services with this track, they are eligible to take the California Association for Alcohol / Drug Educators Certification Exam.

Required Courses: HUSR 300 Character and Conflict (3) HUSR 415 Treatment Issues in Substance Abuse (3) HUSR 434 Physiological Effects of Alcohol & Other Drugs (3) OR HESC 321 Drugs and Society (3) (GE) HUSR 435 Alcohol and Other Drugs: Prevention and Education (3) HUSR 436 Family Addiction Dynamics (3) HUSR 437 Co-occurring Disorders (3)

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Elementary Education Track


This track is for students who are planning careers in teaching elementary school. One of the admission requirements for the multiple subject credential program is to establish subject matter competency by passing the Multiple Subject CSET. In order to strengthen weak academic areas, students are advised to take courses in subject areas where they feel least prepared. Students may obtain further information regarding teaching credential requirements in the Center for Careers in Teaching (CCT) located in Education Classroom (EC) 379 (657-278-7130). The CCT websiteOpens in new window provides detailed information about the CSET and other credential admission requirements.

The following courses will assist students in preparing for the CSET. ART 380 Art and Child Development (3) (GE) DANC47I Creative Dance for Children (3) ENG 341 Child Literature (3) (GE) OR THTR 311 Oral Interpretation of Child Literature (3) (GE) KNES 386 Movement and the Child (3) (GE) MATH 303 A/B Fundamental Concepts Elementary Math (3) MUS 433 Music in Childhood (3) BIOL 453 Life Science Concepts (3) GEOL 410 Physical Earth/Space Systems (3) THTR 402A Dramatic Activities for Children (3)

Gerontology Track


This track serves as a valuable adjunct for students preparing to work directly or indirectly with older persons. Career opportunities for students who have academic preparation in gerontology are available in community agencies servicing the older adult, long-term care facilities, and hospitals, senior citizen living facilities, and community recreation and senior centers.

Required Advisement Track Courses: ANTH 308 Culture and Aging; Anthropological Gerontology (3) BIOL 306 Biology of Aging (3) HUSR 412 Intro to Gerontology in Human Services (3) KNES 353 Physical Activity and Lifelong Well-Being (3) (GE) KNES 454 Physical Dimensions of Aging (3) KNES 455 Functional Performance Assessment & Other Courses

9 units from the following: Programming for Older Adults (3) PSYC 362 Psychology of Aging (3) GERO 420 Aging & Dementia SOCI 360 Death & Dying (3) (GE) HCOM 345 Communication and Aging (3) (GE) HESC 450 Applied Health Promotion in Aging Populations (3) GERO 433 Aging and Social Services (3) SOCI 443 Sociology of Aging (3)

Persons with Disabilities Track


This track is designed for students who desire to serve, directly or indirectly, persons with disabilities and their families. It prepares students to work in a variety or community agencies serving persons with disabilities. Academically, it assists in preparing students for entry into a special education teaching credential program and/or the master’s degree in special education.

SPED 371 Exceptional Individual (3) SPED 322 Intro. To Positive Behavior Support (3) SPED 400 Early Childhood Special Education (3) SPED 401 Intro to Autism (3) SPED 421 Working with Families of Individuals with Disabilities (3) (Pre-requisite SPED 371) SPED 425 Language & Culture for Special Populations (3) SPED 463 Characteristics of Individuals with Mild-Moderate Disabilities (3) OR SPED 464 Characteristics of Individuals with Moderate-Severe Disabilities (3) HUSR 400 Ethical And Professional Issues (3) HUSR 445 Persons with Disabilities.