Nov 18, 2019  
2019-2020 Rivier Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Rivier Academic Catalog

Bachelor of Science in Human Services (Day)


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The Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services is designed to prepare undergraduate students with knowledge and hands-on experience to gain employment in human services field. This program prepares its graduates to enter the profession of Human Services which increasingly vital to the health and welfare of citizens, families, and communities. In addition, students can complete the Track in Substance Use Disorders with the completion of just two additional, required courses.

The Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Human Services in designed to prepare students with a foundation in the liberal arts and science along with specialized, interdisciplinary-based education in human services, psychology, sociology, and social work.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services Program gain knowledge and develop skilss to practice in multiple career pathis in public and private organizations that are both non-profit and for profit. Graduates can also gain acceptance in serveal master’s degree programs in the social sciences.

Human Services Core (42 credits)


General Education Requirements (42-45 credits)


  • ENG 115 - Expositions and Arguments Credits: 3
  • REL 115 - The Dignity of Creaton: God and the Created Order Credits: 3
  • LNS 108 - Student Success: Campus to Community I Credits: 1
  • LNS 109 - Student Success: Campus to Community II Credits: 1
  • BIO 112 - Stewards of the Living World Credits: 3
  • SL 100 - Serving the World Credits: 1
  • MA 112 - College Algebra Credits: 3
  • Who is My Neighbor?  tudents explore this question in their second and third years.(6 credits)

    • HUM200+ Humanities: Literature, Art, and the Human
      Students take one -200 level interdisciplinary course that addresses a basic human question from the perspectives of the literary, visual, and musical arts. Credits: 3
    • HIS203 Interactions: The West in the World I Credits: 3 or
    • HIS204 Interactions: The West in the World II Credits: 3

    How Shall We Live? Students explore this question in their junior and senior years. (6 credits)

    • Religion: Faith, Religion, and Social Justice Credits: 3
      Students take one Religion course developed with this theme at its center.
    • Philosophy: Ethics, Values, and Moral Choices Credits: 3
      Students take one Philosophy course developed with this theme at its center.

    What, then, Shall We Do?  tudents explore this question in their junior or senior year. (3 credits)

    • Capstone: Justice and Global Responsibility Credits: 3
      Students take one of a number of offerings under Justice and Global Responsibility. This seminar serves as the culmination of the Common Core. Informed by problem-solving pedagogy, this seminar enhances the student’s connection with the Catholic vision of the University by focusing on justice and global responsibility.

    Area Distribution Courses: The Core Complement
    Humanities and Social Sciences (6 credits)

    • One course from: English, History, Modern Language, Philosophy, Religious Studies Credits: 3
    • One course from: Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology Credits: 3

    Mathematics and Natural Sciences (6 credits)

    • One course in Mathematics:  MA112 College Algebra or above Credits: 3
    • One course from: Computer Science, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, or Physical Science Credits: 3-4

    Culture through Language (6 credits)
    Students must demonstrate university-level introductory competency in a language other than English.

Electives


If in the Substance Abuse Disorder Track, 36 credits of General Electives is needed.

Degree Requirements (Minimum): 120 credits


SAMPLE DEGREE PLAN


Human Services, Bachelor of Science (Day)

Year 1 - Fall

Year 1 - Spring

ENG115

FYS: Expositions & Arguments

3 cr

REL115

FYS: God & Created Order

3 cr

HUS101

HUS/Agency & Advocacy

3 cr

SOC105

Social Problems

3 cr   

PSY101

General Psychology+

3 cr

PSY250

Psychological Disorders

3 cr

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Modern Language

3 cr

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Modern Language

3 cr

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General Elective

3 cr

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General Elective

3 cr

LNS108

WC: Student Success I

1 cr

LNS109

WC: Student Success II

1 cr

 

 

16

 

 

16

Year 2 - Fall

Year 2 - Spring

PSY203

Psychology of Communication

3 cr

PSY301

Drugs & Behavior

3 cr

SOC205

The Family

3 cr

HUM200

Literature, Art & the Human

3 cr

HIS203/204

West in the World I or II

3 cr

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Humanities Elective

3 cr

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General Elective

3 cr

BIO112

Stewards of the Living World

3 cr

MA112

College Algebra or above

3 cr

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General Elective

3 cr

SL100

SL: Serving the World

1 cr

 

 

 

 

 

16

 

 

15

Year 3 - Fall

Year 3 - Spring

PSY402

Counseling Theory/Practice

3 cr

PSY210

Human Sexuality

3 cr

SW315

Human Behavior in Soc. Environ.

3 cr

JYS___

Junior Year Seminar

3 cr

REL ___

Religion Elective

3 cr

PHI ___

Philosophy Elective

3 cr

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Social Science Elective

3 cr

SW201

Social Work Methods

3 cr

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General Elective

3 cr

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General Elective

3 cr

 

 

15

 

 

15

Year 4 - Fall

Year 4 - Spring

PSY309

Health Psychology

3 cr

SW401

Social Welfare Policy

3 cr

SOC310

Minority Groups

3 cr

HUS/SW495

Internship

3 cr

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General Elective

3 cr

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General Elective

3 cr

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General Elective

3 cr

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General Elective

3 cr

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Natural Science Elective

3 cr

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General Elective

3 cr

 

 

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