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Human Services Minors

The following minors are available through the Department of Human Services:


The minor in Human Services complements majors such as Psychology, Human Development, Criminal Justice, Sociology, Chicano Studies, African American Studies and Women’s Studies by providing the practical, applied knowledge and skills to work with a variety of client populations.  The minor in Human Services is designed to allow you to choose courses that meet your educational and career goals.

The following two core classes must be included in your minor:

HSP 1010 Introduction to Human Services 4
HSP 2030 Theory and Practice of Counseling

In order to complete your minor, you’ll need to select an additional 16 credits, including 8 upper division (3000 or 4000 level) credits.  24 credits total are required to complete a minor in Human Services.  

You can view a list of Human Services courses here: Course Catalog

Classes that meet State requirements to become a Certified Addictions Counselor can be included in this minor.  Click here to see our CAC courses.

A grade of “C” or better is required for each course in this program to count toward the bachelor’s degree.

Please see a department advisor to discuss your goals and select classes for your minor.

The minor in Nonprofit Studies is designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to work in administrative or management positions in the nonprofit sector.

If you are under the Fall 2016 catalog year, the minor requires 18 credits. All previous catalog years require 24 credits.

HSP 2010, Principles of Nonprofit Organization Administration, is the prerequisite for upper division nonprofit classes so take this class your first semester in the program.

Some of the nonprofit classes are only offered either in fall or spring semester, so you will need to plan accordingly.

Select an additional 15-21 credits (depending on your catalog year) from the following list of classes to complete your minor:

HSP 1010 Introduction to Human Services 4
HSP 2010 Intro to High Impact Nonprofit Organizations 3
HSP 2760 Social Media for Social Change 3
HSP 2780 Building a Sustainable Nonprofit 3
HSP 3210 Organizing and Advocacy for Social Change 3
HSP 3330 Ethical and Legal Issues in the Helping Professions 3
HSP 3510 The People of Nonprofits: Staff, Board, Volunteers, Clients and You 3
HSP 4030 Grantwriting for Social Change 3
HSP 4450 Nonprofit Financial Management and Financing 3

A grade of “C” or better is required for each course in this program to count toward the bachelor’s degree.

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