FAQs | Human Services Degree
What is required to become a Human Services Major?
How do I apply to the Human Services Program?See Applications located on the Student Resources section of the Department website (click here).
Is there an internship required for this program?
Yes, two. Foundation Internship-150 hours and Advanced Internship-300 hours
Why are Foundations Internship and Advanced Internship always showing as Closed?
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.
I took Psychology already, and it is in the Social Science Category-Area B, do I need to retake it?
No, you have to take ANTH 2105 or GEOG 2105 or POLS 2212 to fulfill the Social Science Requirement or Lower Division Major Requirement.
What is the difference between the two Concentrations: Case Management and Administration?
The students in the case management concentration focus on the ability to integrate knowledge and skills related to direct practice with individuals, families, children, and groups. In addition, they are prepared to work in crisis intervention settings. Students who select the nonprofit management concentration develop management, leadership, and administrative competencies to work in nonprofit organizations. The Nonprofit Management and Leadership Certificate program prepares students for employment, volunteer and leadership experiences in the nonprofit sector. The program requires students to demonstrate ten core management and leadership competency areas. 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 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 Coordinator.
Can I choose both Concentrations?
No, but you can use the four classes for Concentration Electives or Free Electives.
What happens if my GPA drops below a 2.8?
When the adjusted GPA of a Human Services student drops below the minimum institutional GPA of 2.8, the following will occur:
- Human Services student in the program will receive an e-mail from the Human Services Program Coordinator to their KSU student e-mail stating their program status is moved to “academic progression warning” status.
- Human Services student in the program will have two consecutive semesters from the time of warning to bring his/her adjusted GPA to the required 2.8 or higher.
- Upon notification of the “academic progression warning,” Human Services student in the program should:
-Meet with the Human Services academic advisor and his/her faculty mentor within two weeks of notification; and
-Develop a written remediation plan in collaboration with the Human Services academic advisor and faculty mentor (a signed copy is provided to the student).
Human Services majors on “academic progression warning” should meet at least a couple of times a semester with the Human Services academic advisor and faculty mentor to discuss progress on the remediation plan and to determine if any additional actions are needed. At the conclusion of the two-semester “academic progression warning” period, the student’s academic record will be reassessed by the Human Services academic advisor and Human Services Program Coordinator to determine if the student can continue within the program.
Can I be dismissed from the major?A Human Services major, failing to bring his/her GPA to 2.8 after the second consecutive semester on “academic progression warning,” will be dismissed from the Human Services program.
If I am dismissed, may I be reinstated?Students dismissed from the major may reapply for the major after two semesters from time of dismissal. Students must reapply to the Human Services program to be considered for reinstatement. Students reapplying for admission must meet the same requirements as required for first-time applicants to the program.