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2020-2021 Rivier Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Rivier Academic Catalog

Bachelor of Science in Human Services (Online)


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The Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services has a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences along with specialized, interdisciplinary-based education in human services, psychology, sociology and social work. Graduates of the Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services gain knowledge and skills to practice in multiple career paths as a human services professional and are well-prepared for graduate programs in related fields.

Human Services Core


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

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Humanities Elective*

3 cr

HUS 101

HS: Agency & Advocacy

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

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Gen. Ed. Liberal Arts Elective*

3 cr

 

 

 

 

 

6

Year 2 - Fall

Year 2 - Spring

PSY203

Psychology of Communication

3 cr

PSY309

Health Psychology

3 cr

SW201

Social Work Methods.

3 cr

SW315

Human Behavior/ Social Environ

3 cr

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Natural Science Elective

3 cr

___ ___

Humanities Elective*

3 cr

___ ___

Social Science Elective

3 cr

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Social Science Elective

3 cr

 

 

12

 

 

12

Year 2 - Summer 1

Year 2 - Summer 2

PSY 301

Drugs & Behavior

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

___ ___

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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