Minor in Human Services

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The Human Services minor field of study is offered by the Department of Counselor Education (DCE). The DCE is located in the Counselor Education Center, adjacent to the Garrett Teacher Education Center.

The Human Services minor is designed for students working toward a bachelor’s degree who are interested in developing skills necessary to work with people in a variety of professional and personal settings.  The goals for the 18 semester-hour minor are:

  • introduce undergraduates to the helping professions, especially counseling in its many applications;
  • involve undergraduates in courses that are highly experiential and that involve service learning opportunities;
  • offer two sophomore level classes which can be useful electives for a wide range of majors, i.e. COUN 3321, and COUN 3322. COUN 3322 provides critical support for all undergraduate students as they prepare for the world of work; and
  • increase understanding of self and others through improved listening and communication skills. 

Courses to be included in the 18 semester-hour undergraduate minor in Human Services are as follows:

Minor in Human Services
Required Courses
COUN 3321Intro To Helping Relationship3
Select three or four courses from the following:9
Career Development
Intro To Principles Of Counsln
Therapeutic Play Skills
Wellness Counseling
Additional Courses
Select one or two courses from the following:6
Family Communication
Close Relationships
Marriage And The Family
Total Hours18