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Human Services Curriculum

USCB offers the Bachelor of Science with a major in Human Services. To qualify for graduation, students must meet General Education requirements and Human Services requirements as outlined in I-IV below. Students seeking a Human Services degree must have a grade of "C" or better in each program and major course in order for that course to count toward the degree. Program and major courses in which less than a "C" is earned may be repeated twice for a maximum of three attempts. Developmental courses will not count toward the 120 hour requirement for a bachelor's degree. Each student is responsible for ensuring completion of all degree requirements and compilation of course work records.

  • I. General Education Requirements with Notes for Majors 37-47


  • Either ENGL B101 or ENGL B105; B101L; and either ENGL B102 or ENGL B106. Each course must have a grade of "C" or higher 6-7

Students may place out of ENGL B101L with an appropriate score on the Freshman English Placement Exam. Students who transfer into USCB with approved credit for first-semester freshman composition are exempt from the ENGL B101L requirement.

  • Numerical and Analytical Reasoning 6

MATH B101 or a higher level mathematics course, plus an additional course in mathematics, logic, statistics, or computer science.

Majors: one of the following statistics courses must be taken to satisfy a Human Services Program Requirement (II): SOCY 220, STAT 110 or STAT 201. Any of these three statistics courses also satisfy 3 hrs. of the Numerical and Analytical Reasoning requirement.


  • COMM B140, B201 or B230 3

Liberal Arts

  • Liberal Arts Electives (humanities or social/behavioral sciences)1 6
  • HIST B101, 102, 111 or 112, 115 or 116 3
  • Fine Arts2 3
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences3 3

1Courses from the following disciplines: AFAM, ANTH, ARTH, ARTS, ECON, ENGL, FREN, GEOG, HIST, MUSC, PHIL, POLI, PSYC, RELG, SOCY, SPAN, COMM, THEA. One-hour credits in MUSC and THEA may not be used to fulfill this requirement.

2Courses from: ARTH, ARTS, MUSC, or THEA. One-hour credits in MUSC and THEA may not be used to fulfill this requirement.

3Courses from: ANTH, ECON, GEOG, GLST, LING, POLI, PSYC, and SOCY.


A. PSYC B101 and SOCY B101 are Program Requirements in (II) below and together satisfy 6 hrs. of the Liberal Arts requirement (as 6 hr. Liberal Arts Electives or 3 hr. Liberal Arts Elective and 3 hr. Social/Behavioral Sciences).

B. One of the following research courses must be taken to satisfy a Human Services Program Requirement (II): PSYC B200, SOCY B497, or BADM B396. Note that PSYC B200 or SOCY B497 can be applied to partially fulfill the Liberal Arts requirement.

C. Human Services transfer students also may have taken a Human Services course that potentially fulfills 3 hrs. of the Liberal Arts Elective requirement.

Natural Sciences

  • Two courses, at least one with associated laboratory 7

Courses from: ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, MSCI, and PHYS. One of the natural science courses may be a 3-credit course that is designed without a separate laboratory or field component, but which incorporates these components in the main curriculum. The other natural science course must be a 4-credit course with embedded or separately listed laboratory. BIOL B110 and BIOL B120 cannot both be taken for credit.

Two courses outside the Natural Science curriculum also satisfy the 3-credit course requirement of Natural Science: ANTH B101 and PSYC B361. Students may elect to take them as either fulfilling a Natural Science General Education requirement or a Social Science General Education requirement, but not both.

  • Foreign Languages 0-6

Students shall demonstrate in one foreign language the ability to comprehend the topic and main ideas in written and, with the exception of Latin and Ancient Greek, spoken texts on familiar subjects. For foreign languages taught at USCB, this requirement may be satisfied and credit earned by proficiency through a USCB Foreign Language Challenge Exam. For all other foreign languages, the requirement is waived after USCB certification but no credit is earned by demonstrating an equivalent proficiency.

Waiver of Foreign Language Requirement for Bilingual Speakers: Students whose native language is other than English and who have scored either 550 on the paper-based, 213 on the computer-based, or 77 on the internet based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), are exempt, without credit, from USCB's language requirement. English-speaking students who document or certify native or near-native proficiency in a language other than English are also exempt, without credit, from this requirement.

  • General Education Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding Studies 0-3

A distribution requirement that may be satisfied by one of the above mentioned courses or by additional coursework.

The following courses have been approved for this requirement: ANTH B102, ANTH B312, ANTH B317, ANTH B351, ANTH B352, ANTH 452, COMM B450, ENGL 291, GEOG 121, GLST 3B01, GLST B398, HIST B109, HIST B115, HIST B116, RELG B203, SOCY B315 and SPAN B380. Non-equivalent transfer credits may be evaluated for approval on a case by case basis by the Director of General Education.

  • II. Program Requirements (each with a grade of "C" or higher) 12-13
  • PSYC B101 and SOCY B101PSYC B101 and SOCY B101 6
  • One statistics course from SOCY B220, STAT B110 or STAT B201 3
  • One research methods course: PSYC B200, SOCY B497, or BADM B396 3-4
  • III. Major Requirements (each with a grade of "C" or higher) 51
  • Three psychology courses at 300 level or above 12
  • Three sociology courses at 300 level or above 12
  • HMSV B180: Personal and Professional Development. 3
  • HMSV B190: Human Services: An Introduction 3
  • HMSV B280: Micro Level Human Service Interventions 3
  • HMSV B282: Mezzo Level Human Services Interventions 3
  • HMSV B290: Human Service Internship I 3
  • HMSV B298: Human Service Internship II 3
  • HMSV B300: Macro Level Human Service Interventions 3
  • HMSV B302: Human Service Evaluation 3
  • HMSV B400: Leadership and Professional Ethics in Human Services 3
  • HMSV B 402: Nonprofit Management and Funding 3
  • HMSV B490: Internship III and Capstone Seminar 3
  • IV. Electives 18-32
  • Total hours required 120