Begin Date: Summer Session 1996
End Date: Fall Semester 1998
PROFESSOR JAMES T. HERBERT, in charge
This major helps prepare students for entry-level positions in a variety of human service settings, especially those serving persons with physical, emotional, or mental disabilities. Students enter employment in a variety of settings, including rehabilitation centers, sheltered workshops, drug and alcohol programs, senior citizens centers, community mental health and mental retardation programs, corrections systems, and hospitals. Increasing opportunities are available in private for-profit insurance rehabilitation programs for the industrially injured, and in rapidly emerging employee assistance programs within business and industry. Well-planned use of electives and internships allows for specialization. The full-semester (15-credit) internship is provided under the supervision of field counselors in human service agencies across Pennsylvania. These intensive "hands-on" experiences are frequently avenues for entry jobs since the internship is completed during the senior year. Students are encouraged to participate in volunteer activities and courses providing an opportunity for work with people with disabilities; this gives greater meaning to related course work. All students are encouraged to declare a minor in a related area. These choices must be discussed thoroughly with the student's adviser. The program also helps prepare students for graduate study in many human service professional disciplines.
For the B.S. degree in Rehabilitation Services, a minimum of 124 credits is required.
Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)
GENERAL EDUCATION: 46 credits
(18-19 of these 46 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)
ELECTIVES: 20-23 credits
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 74-76 credits
(This includes 18-19 credits of General Education courses: 6 credits of GS courses; 3-4 credits of GQ courses; 9 credits of GN courses.)
PRESCRIBED COURSES (47 credits)
PSY 002 GS(3), EDPSY 014(3) (Sem: 1-4)
SOC 001 GS(3), 005 GS(3) (Sem: 1-6)
BIOL 041 GN(3) (Sem: 5-6)
CN ED 403(3), 408(3), 409(3), 412(3), 413W(3), 470(2), 495A(15) (Sem: 5-8)
ADDITIONAL COURSES (27-29 credits)
PSY 213 GS(3), HD FS 239 GS(3), or EDPSY 010(3) (Sem: 1-2)
Select 3-4 credits from BI SC 001 GN (3), 002 GN(3), 003 GN(3), 004 GN(3), or BIOL 110 GN(4) (Sem: 3-4)
ANTH 021 GN(3) or BIOL 033 GN(3) (Sem: 3-4)
EDTHP 115(3) or other EDTHP selection (3) (Sem: 3-4)
EDPSY 101 GQ(3) or STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 3-6)
Select 6 credits from ADM J, HD FS, HL ED, PSY, or SOC courses (Sem: 3-8)
PSY 412(3) or 437(3) (Sem: 5-8)
CN ED 425(3) or EDPSY 450(3) (Sem: 7-8)
 A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.
The Pennsylvania State University ©1998
The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.
Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1996
Blue Sheet Item #: 24-04-001
Review Date: 9/01/98