Human Services Degree Courses

3 Credits | 2 Lecture Hours | 2 Lab Hours
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BIOL 1050 - Principles of Biology

Take BIOL 1050 or BIOL 1710
This course is designed as an introduction to biology for non-majors. The course will provide the fundamentals of biology for students as an introduction to further college biology courses. The course will introduce students to the diversity, structure, and interdependence of living organisms with one another and the environment. Students will meet two lecture hours and two lab hours per week.

Required Concurrent Course(s): BIOL1050L

4 Credits | 3 Lecture Hours | 3 Lab Hours
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BIOL 1710 - Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology

Take BIOL 1050 or BIOL 1710
This course is an introductory study of life processes and biological principles. Special reference to the human organism is used in describing the nature of life-sustaining functions. Cellular function and the structure and function of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems are introduced. Laboratory experiences are designed to supplement the lecture topics and include microscopy, the study of models, specimen dissection, cadaver study and physiological experiments. (OTM approved course in Natural Sciences TMNS)

Required Prerequisite(s): ENGL0040 and MATH0084 (minimum grade of C- required for all), or qualifying placement scores

ENGL 1010 - English Composition I

This is a basic course in expository writing and critical reading. Students read a variety of nonfiction works and write summaries, analysis, essays, and a researched argument in response to their reading. Students learn to read actively and accurately and to organize, develop, and revise coherent papers appropriate for a college-educated audience. (OTM for First Writing Course TME001)

Required Prerequisite(s): ENGL0040 with a minimum grade of C- or qualifying placement test scores

ENGL 1030 - English Composition II

This is a course in argument and research writing. Students read issue-based works and write summaries, responses, and an argument and research paper. Students learn to organize research projects, find and evaluate sources, incorporate ideas and quotations from sources, document their sources in MLA and APA style, analyze and use argumentative strategies and persuasive appeals, and prepare and revise effective, coherent papers. (OTM for Second Writing Course TME002)

Required Prerequisite(s): ENGL1010 with a minimum grade of C-

3 Credits | 3 Lecture Hours 
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HMSV 1020 - Introduction to Social Work Services

This course introduces the learner to the field of social work with emphasis on the “person-in-environment” and attention to a range of practice approaches to understanding and assisting of the human condition. This course is an overview of the history, values, and ethics of the profession as well as various fields of practice in which social workers are employed. TAG# OSS029

3 Credits | 2 Lecture Hours | 2 Lab Hours
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HMSV 1030 - Human Services Assessments

This course provides an overview of the various types of assessing completed in Human Services work. This course presents principles, types, phases, and the recording of interviews used with various types of clients including the Intake and Psychosocial Interview. In addition, various forms of assessments and documentation will be explored.

3 Credits | 2 Lecture Hours | 2 Lab Hours
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HMSV 1090 - Group Work in Human Services

This course places importance on understanding how groups work effectively and ineffectively and in understanding how groups can be used as a change or growth opportunity. Not only is the focus on group process, but the students’ ability to increase their interpersonal effectiveness while working with human services clients.

Required Prerequisite(s): HMSV1010, HMSV1030
Required as Prerequisite or Concurrent: HMSV1170

3 Credits | 3 Lecture Hours 
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HMSV 1150 - Introduction to Chemical Dependency

This course provides an introduction into the field of chemical dependency counseling. This course meets all requirements necessary to apply for the Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant (CDCA) phase I. This course looks at the essentials of chemical dependency counseling, including the characteristic of a counselor, ethic and legal issues, the process of becoming a counselor, theories of addiction, counseling procedures and strategies, group work, assessment and diagnosis, and treatment planning.

3 Credits | 2 Lecture Hours | 1 Directed Practice Hour
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HMSV 1170 - Directed Practice/Seminar

This course will introduce the student to the components of professionalism and the challenges facing those who are in the profession of Human Services. This course also provides a practicum orientation to prepare students for the Human Services Program. Students will also complete seventy five (75) hours of directed practice.

Required Prerequisite(s): HMSV1010, HMSV1030
Required as Prerequisite or Concurrent: HMSV1090, ENGL1010

HMSV 2030 - Introduction to Case Management

This course introduces the basic theory and practice of Case Management. It outlines case management as it specifically relates to the fields of developmental disabilities, mental health, and vocational rehabilitation. Topics covered include the roles and functions of a case manager; skills needed to effectively administer and service caseload activity; utilization of community services, and the maintenance of a client-centered approach to case management.

Required Prerequisite(s): HMSV1050, HMSV1170

HMSV 2050 - Social Problems

This course will present an overview of generally recognized social problems by sociological measurement. Definitions of social problems and an understanding of their impact on the quality of life and the social work field will be implemented.

Required Prerequisite(s): HMSV1050, HMSV1170

4 Credits | 2 Lecture Hours | 14 Practicum Hours
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HMSV 2070 - Practicum/Seminar II

This course provides students with hands-on experience within the Human Services field. This course involves placement of the student into an actual work environment. The student will complete 240 hours of work experience at the placement site. This experience provides the foundation for developing the student into a competent human services worker. In addition, the course provides opportunities for students to further develop their skills and to share their knowledge and viewpoints through a presentation, leadership, and report writing format.

Required Prerequisite(s): HMSV1050, HMSV1170
Required as Prerequisite or Concurrent: ENGL1030

HMSV 2090 - Treatment Modalities/Crisis Intervention

This course provides an overview of the typical maturational and situational crises confronting the human service worker. Special emphasis on characteristics and dynamics of a crisis, the assessment process, intervention strategies, the referral process, and available community resources and services for the client in crisis.

Required Prerequisite(s): HMSV2030, HMSV2050, HMSV2070

HMSV 2110 - Poverty and Social Welfare

Poverty and Social Welfare is a course providing students with an understanding of the relationship between poverty, discrimination, and economics. Students will gain a perspective of the institutional forces that impact the vulnerable populations of society. Student will learn the history behind the development of social welfare and social services in United States, as well as understand how social welfare policies affect the delivery of social services from a state and federal level. Student will show development in the areas of social services ideologies, values, and ethics. TAG # OSS030

Required Prerequisite(s): ENGL1030

3 Credits | 3 Lecture Hours | 14 Practicum Hours
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HMSV 2270 - Practicum/Seminar III

This course is designed to provide the student with hands-on experience within the Human Service field. This course involves placement of the student in an actual work environment. This work experience provides the student with the foundation to be a competent human services worker. The student will complete a minimum of 240 physical hours on site. The student will also attend a weekly seminar providing an opportunity to share their experiences and learned skills with others.

Required Prerequisite(s): HMSV2030, HMSV2050, HMSV2070

PSYC 1010 - Introduction to Psychology

Introduction to Psychology is an introductory level course and is a study of the basic human behavior. Topics include the history of psychology, scientific methods, biological processes, cognitive processes, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning, intelligence, human development, personality theory, psychopathology and treatment, stress and health, and social psychology. Please note outcomes are written to OBR standards using OBR language. Ohio Articulation Number OSS015. This course meets the requirements for OTM in Social and Behavioral Science TMSBS

PSYC 2010 - Human Growth and Development

This course presents an overview of the total life span of human growth and development from conception through old age. It begins with a study of the major theories of human development and includes an examination of the dynamics of human growth in five areas: physical, intellectual, personality, social and moral. The developmental tasks and behavioral characteristics of eight stages of human growth are examined, ending with a brief treatment of death and dying. Please note outcomes are written to OBR standards using OBR language. Ohio Articulation Number OSS048. This course meets the requirements for OTM in Social and Behavioral Science TMSBS

Required Prerequisite(s): PSYC1010

STAT 1010 - Probability and Statistics

This course provides the student with an overview of probability and statistics. Probability terminology, concepts and rules are emphasized in solving probability problems. Descriptive statistics, including measures of central tendency and dispersion, charts, tables and diagrams are used to summarize data. The student is introduced to the binomial, Poisson, hyper-geometric, normal and t-distributions. Confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, correlation, and linear regression are used to make conclusions concerning population parameters from sample data. This course meets the requirements for OTM Introductory Statistics TMM010.

Required as Prerequisite(s): MATH0084 with a minimum grade of C-, or qualifying placement test score, or co-requisite of STAT0086


There are also 3 elective courses required for this degree. Please see the curriculum worksheet (PDF), opens in a new window for a current electives list.

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