FAQs | Human Services Degree

  • See Applications located on the Student Resources section of the Department website (click here).
  • Yes, two. Foundation Internship-150 hours and Advanced Internship-300 hours

  • These classes are always shown as closed, because you must be a Human Services Major and have completed the applications before you can take the internship classes. Your application is submitted through Owl Express.

  • To complete your General Education Social Science E4 requirement, you may take CRJU 1101 Foundations of Criminal Justice, GEOG 1101 Introduction to Human Geography, STS 1101 Science, Technology and Society or ANTH 1102 Introduction to Anthropology. You may also take ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics if you did not use it in Area F. 

  • The students in the Social Engagement and Advocacy (SEA) concentration focus on the ability to integrate knowledge and skills related to direct practice with individuals, families, children, and groups and learn case management skills and are prepared to work in crisis intervention settings. Students who select the Nonprofit Management  and Social Innovation (NMSI) concentration develop management, leadership, and administrative competencies to work in nonprofit and public organizational settings, including human resources, governance, fund development, program evaluation, grant writing, budgeting, and finance.  All human services majors graduate with competencies in communication, assessment, advocacy, documentation, community networking, cultural competence, social policy, civic engagement, and professional/career development. These competencies are established by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE). Graduates from the HS program may qualify to take the Human Service Board Certified Practitioner (HS-BCP) exam for becoming a Human Service Board Certified Practitioner (HS-BCP).  For additional information regarding the HS-BCP, please contact the Human Services Program Director.

  • No, but majors may use courses from the other concentration to complete minor, certificate and/or free elective options.  It is highly suggested that students seek advising to map their program of study. 

  • The Human Services major adheres to the University’s policy regarding Academic Standing, Academic Probation, and Academic Dismissal. 

    Good Standing:  An undergraduate student is in good standing when the student’s institutional GPA is 2.00 or higher.

    Academic Probation:  A student will be placed on academic probation at the end of any term for which the student’s institutional grade point average is below 2.00. A student may enroll in no more than 13 credit hours while on academic probation. Note:  Human Services Majors on academic probation are asked to create a plan of study under the supervision of the Human Services Program Director and Advising. 

    Academic Dismissal: A student on academic probation will be dismissed if:

      • the student does not earn a 2.00 or higher term grade point average or

      • the student is on academic probation for three (3) consecutive semesters.

    An academically dismissed student is not in good academic standing at KSU and is not eligible for immediate readmission.