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Human Services - Associate in Applied Science Degree

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Human Services

This program prepares students for work in a variety of settings in the Human Services field. The curriculum teaches intervention skills needed to work with individuals or groups to prevent dysfunction and to support self-sufficiency through role modeling, counseling, crisis intervention, rehabilitation, social support, and behavior modification.

Program Specific Information

Students are required to complete a criminal background check (CBC) as part of the program requirements. The CBC must be completed and passed in order to register for HUS 101, Introduction to Human Services, and again in the fifth semester to register for HUS 250, Supervised Field Placement I.

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Career Outlook

Graduates will be qualified for employment in the following fields

  • Mental health centers
  • Day treatment facilities
  • Group homes
  • Sheltered workshops
  • Substance abuse treatment programs
  • Eldercare facilities

For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Career Services for more employment, career, and professional development resources.

Career Pathways

Previous education and work experience could qualify for Credit for Prior Learning, saving you time and money.
There are currently no certificates associated with this pathway.
Go to the University Transfer page for more information.

For more information, contact:
Paul Crolley - 843-349-5234

Curriculum Sequence

First Semester - Fall Course Title Semester
Credit Hours
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
HUS 101* Introduction to Human Services 3
HUS 102 Personal and Professional Development in Helping Professions 3
MAT 101 Beginning Algebra 3
MAT 155 Contemporary Mathematics  
  TOTAL 12
Second Semester - Spring    
HUS 209 Case Management 3
HUS 221 Professional Ethics in Human Services Practice 3
HUS 260 Special Topics 3
SPC 205 Public Speaking 3
  TOTAL 12
Third Semester - Summer    
HUS 205 Gerontology 3
HUS 212 Survey of Disabilities & Disorders 3
HUS 202 Life Transitions 3
REL 103 Comparative Religion 3
  TOTAL 12
Fourth Semester - Fall    
HUS 216 Behavior Change Techniques 3
HUS 237 Crisis Intervention 3
HUS 230 Interviewing Techniques 3
HUS 235 Group Dynamics 3
  TOTAL 12
Fifth Semester - Spring    
HUS 208 Alcohol and Drug Abuse 3
HUS 250* Supervised Field Placement I 4
PSY 201 General Psychology  3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
  TOTAL 13

*Courses require successful completion of criminal background check (CBC) to register.