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Black Hills State University

 

 
   
    Oct 15, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Human Services Major B.BS.HMS


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The Human Services major at Black Hills State University is an interdisciplinary program that reflects the reality of the human service philosophy and occupations. Human service occupations are linked by the emphasis on empowering individuals and groups to reach full potential. To this end, the human service major teaches the common knowledge and skills all graduates will need and then allows students to pursue one of three emphases in Community Service, Aging and the Elderly, or Justice Studies.


Students who have completed the AAS in Law Enforcement Technology from Western Dakota Technical Institute with course work grades of “C” or better, might be eligible for 16 hours of electives when selecting this major with the Justice Studies Emphasis. The 36 hours of major requirements must be completed prior to the electives being awarded. Students who graduated prior to 2000 with this degree are not eligible for these elective hours.

Social Science Reciprocity - 3 credits


Take one course from the following prefixes. Your choice may not be used to satisfy a General Education or Major requirement, and must be from outside your major discipline: AIS/LAKL, ANTH, GEOG, HIST, POLS, PSYC, SOC, SPCM.

Humanities Reciprocity - 3 credits


Take one course from the following prefixes. Your choice may not be used to satisfy a General Education or Major requirement, and must be from outside your major discipline: ART, ARTH, ENGL, FREN, GER, HUM, MCOM, PHIL, RUSS, SPAN, THEA.

System Gen Ed Requirements (SGRs) - 30 semester hours


  • ENGL 101
  • ENGL 201
  • SPCM - Gen Ed - Speech (1 class) - 3 semester hours
  • MATH - Gen Ed - Mathematics (1 class) - 3 semester hours
  • Gen Ed - Social Science (2 classes from different subjects) - 6 semester hours
  • Gen Ed - Arts & Humanities (2 classes from different subjects or a foreign language sequence) - 6 semester hours
  • Gen Ed - Natural Sciences & Lab (2 classes/corresponding labs) - 6-8 semester hours

Minor and Electives required


A minor is required with this major plus electives to total 120 hours, of which 36 hours must be 300-400 level courses.

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