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Health and Human Development

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Begin Date: Fall Semester 1997
End Date: Spring Semester 1999

Community Human Services Option (C H S) [Major in Human Development and Family Studies] - ARCHIVE

This option, available only through the Commonwealth College, is described below. For a complete description of the Human Development and Family Studies major, which students must enter to choose this option, see the Human Development and Family Studies major in the College of Health and Human Development section of this bulletin.

This option is designed for individuals who have earned at least 60 college credit hours and are seeking preparation as human services professionals with proficiencies in human development and the delivery of human services in communities. The option combines the theoretical underpinnings of human development across the life span with applied study in a community setting. Students develop written and oral communication skills throughout the program, acquire contemporary computer skills, and participate in active learning, team-building, and group exercises. The option allows students throughout the Commonwealth to become familiar with unique human services needs and organizations in Pennsylvania communities, a design that sets the option apart from other human services degrees offered throughout the Commonwealth. The option helps prepare students for positions with community human services agencies serving children, adolescents, families, and the aged.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)

COMMUNITY HUMAN SERVICES OPTION: 49-60 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (21 credits)[1]
HD FS 301(3) (Sem: 1-4)
HD FS 302A(3), 302B(3) (Sem: 3-6)
HD FS 411(3) (Sem: 3-8)
HD FS 414(3), 418(3), 455(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (22-27 credits)
Select 3 credits from SOC 005 GS(3), 015 GS(3), 055 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 3 credits from BI SC 004 GN(3), BIOL 055 GN(3), 141 GN(3) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 6 credits from HD FS 429(3)[1], 433(3)[1], 445(3)[1] (Sem: 5-8)
Select 10-15 credits (practice) from a or b:
a. Approved field practice in human services setting: HD FS 490(2), 495A(8), 495B(4) (Sem: 5-8)
b. Approved group project or field practice in human services setting: HD FS 401(3), 402(4), 495C(3-8) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (6-12 credits)
Select 6-12 credits (minimum of 6 credits at the 400 level), in consultation with adviser, from University-wide offerings that develop competency in the option. (A grade of C or better is required in any HD FS course taken to satisfy this requirement.) (Sem: 5-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 1997

Blue Sheet Item #: 25-06-082

Review Date: 6/3/99 (General Education Update)

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