Dec 15, 2019  
2019-2020 Rivier Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Rivier Academic Catalog

Bachelor of Science in Human Services (Online)


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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.

Foundation Courses (12 credits)


Area Distributuion Courses (18 credits)


Choose two courses from each area:

  • Humanities: English, History, Modern Language, Philosophy, Religion
  • Natural/Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Technology: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathermatics, Physics
  • Social Sciences: Economics, Geography, Human Development, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work

General Education Liberal Arts Electives (12 credits)


Choose four courses from the Area Distribution Courses.

Electives (33 credits)


Degree Requirements (Minimum): 120 credits


SAMPLE DEGREE PLAN


Human Services, Bachelor of Science (Professional Studies and Online)

Year 1 - Fall

Year 1 - Spring

ENG120

Composition in Context

3 cr

RIV120

Dignity, Work, Vocation

3 cr

PSY101

General Psychology

3 cr

SOC105

Social Problems

3 cr   

PSY210

Human Sexuality

3 cr

HUS101

HS: Agency & Advocacy

3 cr

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Humanities Elective*

3 cr

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General Elective

3 cr

 

 

12

 

 

12

Year 1 - Summer 1

Year 1 - Summer 2

MA112

College Algebra or above

3 cr

PSY301

Drugs and Behavior

3 cr

 

 

 

 

 

6

Year 2 - Fall

Year 2 - Spring

PSY203

Psychology of Communication

3 cr

PSY309

Health Psychology

3 cr

SW315

Human Behavior in Soc. Environ.

3 cr

SW201

Social Work Methods

3 cr

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Natural Science Elective

3 cr

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Humanities Elective*

3 cr

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Social Science Elective

3 cr

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Social Science Elective

3 cr

 

 

12

 

 

12

Year 2 - Summer 1

Year 2 - Summer 2

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Gen. Ed. Liberal Arts Elective*

3 cr

REL330

World Religions

3 cr

 

 

 

 

 

6

Year 3 - Fall

Year 3 - Spring

SOC205

The Family

3 cr

PSY250

Psychological Disorders

3 cr

SOC310

Minority Groups

3 cr

SW401

Social Welfare Policy

3 cr

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Natural Science Elective

3 cr

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Gen. Ed. Liberal Arts Elective*

3 cr

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General Elective

3 cr

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General Elective

3 cr

 

 

12

 

 

12

Year 3 - Summer 1

Year 3 - Summer 2

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Gen. Ed. Liberal Arts Elective*

3 cr

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General Elective

3 cr

 

 

 

 

 

6

Year 4 - Fall

Year 4 - Spring

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Gen. Ed. Liberal Arts Elective*

3 cr

PSY402

Counseling Theory/Practice

3 cr

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General Elective

3 cr

HUS/SW495

Internship/Capstone

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

 

 

12

 

 

12

Year 4 - Summer 1

Year 4 - Summer 2

___ ___

General Elective

3 cr

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General Elective

3 cr

 

 

 

 

 

6

*Humanities: Select from English, History, Modern Language, Philosophy, Religious Studies

*General Education Liberal Arts Electives are chosen from the Humanities, Natural Sciences and

Social Sciences:

Natural/Physical Sciences: Mathematics, Computer Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics

Social Sciences: Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work

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