Curriculum

General Requirements

SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology
POLS 1101 Introduction to General Psychology (Case Management)
OR
PSYC 2212 State and Local Government (Non-Profit Administration)

Major Requirements

Module 1

HS 2100 Overview of Human Services
HS 2200 Fundamentals of Non-Profit Organizations
HS 2300 Cultural Competence in the Human Services
HS 2400 Interviewing Skills for the Helping Professions

  • Module 2

    HS 2900 Working with Support Groups
    HS 3000 Foundation Internship
    HS 3100 Poverty and Culture
    HS 3200 Social Welfare Policy

    Module 3

    HS 3300 Human Socialization
    HS 3400 Community Intervention
    HS 3500 Research Methods for Human Services
    Major Concentration Elective (choose from list below)

    Module 4

    HS 4500 Working with Families
    HS 4600 Working with Children and Youth
    HS 4700 Crisis Intervention
    Major Concentration Elective (choose from list below)

  • Module 2

    HS 2800 Governance, Advocacy, and Leadership in Non-Profits (SPRING SEMESTER ONLY)
    HS 3000 Foundation Internship
    HS 3100 Poverty and Culture
    HS 3200 Social Welfare Policy

    Module 3

    HS 3300 Human Socialization
    HS 3400 Community Intervention
    HS 3500 Research Methods for Human Services
    HS 3600 (3375) Program Development and Evaluation (SPRING SEMESTER ONLY)

    Module 4

    HS 4100 Grant Writing and Fundraising (FALL SEMESTER ONLY)
    HS 4200 Human Resources for Non-Profit Organizations (FALL SEMESTER ONLY)
    Major Concentration Elective (choose from list below)
    Major Concentration Elective (choose from list below)

Module 5

These three courses must be taken your last semester
—no additional courses may be added

HS 4800 Ethics in the Helping Profession
HS 4900 Capstone Seminar in Human Services
HS 4950 Advanced Internship for Human Services Professionals (6 Hours)

Concentration Electives

Choose two from the following courses that are not included in the student’s concentration required courses:

HS 2900 Program Development and Evaluation (Case Management Only)
HS 3700 Aging and the Family
HS 3750 Death, Dying, and Bereavement
HS 3800 Social Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise
HS 3900 Dynamics of Family Violence
HS 3950 Perspectives on Child Maltreatment and Child Advocacy
HS 3960 Professional and System Responses to Maltreatment
HS 4100 Grant Writing and Fundraising (Case Management Only)
HS 4200 Human Resources for Non-Profit Organizations (Case Management Only)
HS 4300 Education Abroad in Human Services
HS 4400 Directed Study in Human Services
HS 4490 Special Topics in Human Services
HS 4500 Working with Families (Non-Profit Administration Only)
HS 4600 Working with Children and Youth (Non-Profit Administration Only)
HS 4700 Crisis Intervention (Non-Profit Administration Only)
MGT 3100 Principles of Management 
POLS 3343 Principles of Public Administration
SOCI 3304 Social Organization
MKTG 4520 Social Media Marketing
MKTG 4870 Sports Marketing

Child Advocacy Studies Training (CAST Program)

All coursework must be completed prior to taking Module 5

  • Seek Advisement early and often (required after 30 hours) to ensure you take the right class sequence to stay on track for graduation.
  • NOT ALL CLASSES ARE TAUGHT EVERY SEMESTER. SEE ACADEMIC ADVISOR FOR DETAILS
  • HS 3000 – Foundation Internship requires 150 hours of field education. Checklist is available in the Department.
  • HS 4950 – Advanced Internship for Human Services Professionals requires 300 hours of field education. The process for advanced internship has changed significantly. Checklist in the Department and/or find on D2L for HS Majors. Please see field coordinator for more details.
  • Be sure to take you Math General Education requirements early. For your second math you are expected to take MATH 1107 – Introduction to Statistics as it is a prerequisite for HS 3500 – Research Methods for Human Services.
  • We offer Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership and CNP Credential. For more details call 470-578-6630 or email jwadeber@kennesaw.edu 
  • We offer the Child Advocacy Studies (CAST) Certificate. For more details call 470-578-2881 or email ljohnsonl21@kennesaw.edu

Override Request is necessary for a prerequisite or closed course

For questions about the Human Services major or our programs, please email us at HSinfo@kennesaw.edu 


For course details see KSU Undergraduate Catalog

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