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Human Services

Students in Human Services are expected to develop a philosophical orientation to the human condition; to enlarge their understanding of social structures, values and norms; to study human growth and development; and to become informed about social change and social and bureaucratic organizations. Students in Human Services will take courses from such departments as Counseling and Personnel Services, Sociology and Social Work, Psychology, Management, and Special Education.

Program Summary

A. General Education (35-41 hours)
See Graduation from the University for the University General Education Program requirements. Students who have completed one year of American History in high school are exempted from the six credit-hour American Heritage General Education Program requirement; otherwise, students will have to meet the American Heritage requirement.

B. Coordinated Study (51 hours)

Professional Core

Basic Core: (9 hours) Take each of the following courses:
COUN 4611 Introduction to Counseling
COUN 4621 Human Interactions
SWRK 2911 Social Response to Human Need or SWRK 2910 - Introduction to Social Work

Statistical Methods (3 hours) Choose one course:
EDPR 4541 Fundamentals of Applied Statistical Methods
PSYC 3001 Psychological Statistics
SOCI 3311 Social Statistics
Students must complete the General Education Math requirement before taking a Statistical Methods course.

Professional Writing (3 hours) choose one course:
ENGL 3601 Technical and Professional Writing
ENGL 3604 Persuasive Writing
MGMT 3510 Business Communication*
Students must complete the General Education English Composition and Literature requirements before taking a Professional Writing course.

Rehabilitation/Social Intervention (9 hours) Choose three courses:
COUN 4781 Strategies for Crisis Intervention
COUN 4783 Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services
COUN 4901 Principles and Techniques of Rehabilitative Counseling
COUN 4913 Medical land Psychological Aspects of Rehabilitation
COUN 4921 Vocational Development and Occupational Information
SWRK 3903 Social Work Practice I*
(Prerequisite: SWRK 2911, 3901, 3902 or Instructor's Permission)
SWRK 3904 Social Work Practice II*
(Prerequisite: SWRK 3903)

Support Courses . Twenty-one semester hours must be taken from the following groups.

Group I: Individual Development  (6 hours) Choose two courses.
EDPR 3302 Child & Adolescent Development (Same as CSED 3302)
PSYC 3101 Psychology of Personality
PSYC 3102 Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 3103 Child Psychology
PSYC 3104 Adult Psychology
PSYC 3106 Social Psychology
SOCI 3701 Individual and Society
SWRK 3902 Human Behavior and Social Environment*
(Prerequisite: SWRK 2910, SWRK 2911, SWRK 3901 or Instructor's Permission)

Group II: The Individual and the Community (9 hours) Choose three courses.
ANTH 3511 Culture, Kin, and Family
ANTH 4412 Neighborhood Development and Poverty
ANTH 4531 Alcohol, Culture, and Biology
CJUS 3152 Drug Addiction and Alcoholism
CJUS 4533 Juvenile Delinquency: Theory and Process
COMM 4373 Interracial Communication
HIST 4831 History of American Family
PSYC 3507 Alcohol, Drugs, and Behavior (Prerequisite: PSYC 1030 & 3102)
SOCI 3432 Sociology of Gender
SOCI 3501 Sociology of Deviant Behavior
SOCI 3831 Marriage and the Family
SOCI 4923 Social Institutions and the Life Cycle
SOCI 4420 Racial Inequality
SOCI 4442 Sociology of Poverty
SOCI 4460 Black and White Women in the South
SOCI 4541 Sociology of Aging

Group III: The Individual and the “System” (6 hours) Choose two courses.
CJUS 1100 Intro/Criminal Justice
CJUS 2426 Intro/Corrections in America
PADM 3601 Introduction to Public Administration
PADM 4221 Urban Administration
PADM 4226 Introduction to Nonprofit Organizations
POLS 3213 Introduction to the Study of Public Policy
SOCI 3422 Racial and Ethnic Minorities
SOCI 4851 Medical Sociology

C. Thematic Studies (6 hours)

D. Senior Project (4 hours)
UNIV 4995 Senior Project (3 hrs) [Completed during the final semester]

E. Electives – may be chosen to bring the total number of hours to 120 with a minimum of 42 upper-division hours.

Possible Minors
Students pursuing a B.P.S. with a concentration in Human Services may be able to complete a minor in Sociology, Psychology, or Social Work by taking a minimal number of additional classes depending on courses selected for the major. Check with your advisor or the Undergraduate Catalog regarding specific minor requirements.
*Junior standing, prerequisites, or permission of instructor required. Please check the University of Memphis Undergraduate Catalog.

Course Descriptions

College of Arts and Sciences

Aerospace Studies (AERO)
African and African American Studies (AAAS)
Anthropology (ANTH)
Biology (BIOL)
College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
Chemistry (CHEM)
City and Regional Planning (PLAN)
Computer Science (COMP)
Criminology and Criminal Justice (CJUS)
Earth Sciences (ESCI)
English (ENGL)
Emergency Management (EMGT)
Environmental Studies (ENVR)
Health Administration (HADM)
History (HIST)
International Studies (INTL)
Judaic Studies (JDST)
Mathematics (MATH)
Military Science (ARMY)
Naval Science (NAVY)
Philosophy (PHIL)
Physics (PHYS)
Political Science (POLS)
Public and Nonprofit Administration (PADM)
Psychology (PSYC)
Religious Studies (RLGN)
Social Work (SWRK)
Sociology (SOCI)
Women's Studies (WMST)

Foreign Languages and Literatures

Arabic (ARAB)
Chinese (CHIN)
Classics (CLAS)
French (FREN)
German (GERM)
Greek (GREK)
Hebrew (HEBR)
Italian (ITAL)
Japanese (JAPN)
Languages and Literature (LALI)
Latin (LATN)
Portuguese (PORT)
Russian (RUSS)
Spanish (SPAN)

Fogelman College of Business and Economics

Accountancy (ACCT)
Business Administration (BA)
Economics (ECON)
Finance, Insurance and Real Estate (FIR)
Management Information Systems (MIS)
Management (MGMT)
Marketing (MKTG))
Supply Chain Management Science (SCMS)

College of Communication and Fine Arts

Architecture (ARCH)
Art (ART)
Art History (ARTH)
Communication (COMM)
Communication/Fine Arts (CCFA)
Dance (DANC)
Interior Design (IDES)
Journalism (JOUR)
Theatre (THEA)


Applied Music (MUAP)
Music Appreciation (MUS)
Music Education (MUSE)
Music History, Literature, and Appreciation (MUHL)
Music Industry (MUID)
Music Theory and Composition (MUTC)
Sacred Music (MUSA)

College of Education, Health and Human Sciences

Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research

Counseling and Personnel Services (COUN)
Educational Psychology and Research (EDPR)

Health and Sport Sciences

Dietetics (NUTR)
Health and Human Performance (EXSS)
Health and Sport Sciences (HMSE)
Healthcare Leadership (HCL)
Health Promotion (HPRO)
Physical Education Activities (PHED)
Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE)
Sport and Leisure Commerce (SLC)
Sport and Leisure Management (SLS)

Instruction and Curriculum Leadership

Early Childhood Education (ECED)
Educational Services (EDSV)
Elementary Education (ELED)
Instruction and Curriculum Leadership (ICL)
Instructional Design and Technology (IDT)
Leadership (LEAD)
Reading (RDNG)
Special Education (SPED)

Herff College of Engineering

Biomedical Engineering (BIOM)
Civil Engineering (CIVL)
Electrical and Computer Engineering (EECE)
Engineering (ENGR)
Mechanical Engineering (MECH)
Technology (TECH)

Loewenberg School of Nursing

Nursing (NURS)

University College

Family and Consumer Science (CSED)
Merchandising (MRCH)
Paralegal Studies (LEGL)
University College (UNIV)

Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management

Hospitality and Resort Management (HPRM)

Independent Programs

Orientation Program (ACAD)
University Honors Program (UNHP)
University of Memphis Libraries (LBRY)

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