Earning your degree in human services, you’ll get a mix of academic and practical experience.

We start you off with a liberal arts base to help you understand the issues that shape and constrain communities. You’ll take courses in human service theory and practice along with classes in sociology, anthropology and political science. A special topics course and electives will provide opportunities to delve deeply into an area of interest, such as substance abuse, disabilities, child welfare or immigration.

You’ll also spend 125 hours a semester doing fieldwork so you can see the way human service agencies work. Theory and practice will combine in seminars that include supervised clinical experiences to enhance your personal and professional growth.

Here are the classes you’ll need to earn the 60 credits required for graduation:

  • BIOL 212: Human Biology (4 credits)
  • CHEM 110: Introduction to Chemistry (3 credits) or SOCI 231: Introduction to Urban Community Health (3 credits)
  • ENGL 103: Composition I (3 credits)
  • ENGL 203: Composition II (3 credits)
  • LASC 101: City Seminar I (3 credits)
  • LASC 102: City Seminar II (3 credits)
  • LASC 200: The Arts in New York City (3 credits)
  • MATH 103: Statistics (3 credits)
  • SOSC 111: Ethnographies of Work I (3 credits)
  • SOSC 113: Ethnographies of Work II (3 credits)
  • GOVT 202: American Government & Politics (3 credits)
  • HSVC 103: Introduction to Human Services (3 credits)
  • HSVC 113: Methods of Intervention for the Human Services (2 credits)
  • HSVC 201: Fieldwork & Integrative Seminars I (3 credits)
  • HSVC 203: Fieldwork & Integrative Seminars II (3 credits)
  • HSVC 213: Health and Human Services Policy (3 credits)
  • SOCI 102: Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)
  • SOCI 231: Introduction to Urban Community Health (3 credits)
  • UBST 201: Urban Anthropology: Poverty & Affluence (3 credits)

Students must take one elective from among:

  • HSVC 204: Special Topics in Fields of Practice (3 credits)
  • HSVC 223: Introduction to Disability Studies (3 credits)
  • HSVC 298 Independent Study (1,2, or 3 credits)
  • INFT 203: Introduction to Management Information Systems (3 credits)
  • PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
  • SOCI 201: Crime & Justice in Urban Society (3 credits)
  • SOCI 214: Social Determinants of Health (3 credits)
  • SOCI 203: Community Organizing (3 credits)