Bachelor's Degree in Human Services: Generalist

Human Services

Bachelor of Science


The Generalist concentration provides an overview of human services with the opportunity to learn in all three concentrations. The curriculum addresses issues related to mental health practice, the social services system and the criminal justice system. Students choose from a combination of courses within the Human Services curriculum providing the student with a base knowledge about the systems and services.

Student Learning Goals:
• Provide students with an understanding of the human services system;
• Develop basic counseling skills;
• Develop an understanding of counseling theory and counseling approaches; and
• Prepare students for professional human services environments.

Special Features:
Two internships (160 hours each) in a human services setting are based on students‘ interests, experience and academic preparation. Each student meets with the program director to discuss internship placements. The student is interviewed at the potential internship site before the final placement is determined.

Program Requirements:
• Students must earn a minimum grade of a "C" in each 100-200 level Human Services course;
• Students must have earned at least 30 academic hours to be eligible for an internship;
• Students must complete 12 credit hours in a human services internship placement; and
• Students may repeat 100/200-level Human Services courses in which they first earned a grade less than "C" only once; students who cannot achieve a grade of "C" or above on the second attempt may not continue in the program.