Community College Transfer Students
Community college transfer students may apply a maximum of 12 units of coursework in human services and related fields towards the total of 54 units. Transfer of any units must be approved by the department adviser. For transfer students with a certificate in Substance Abuse, Domestic Violence or Gerontology, up to 18 units of coursework in human services may be applied to the total of 54 units.
Required Advisement Track (18 units)
In addition to the core, the human services degree program requires each student to select, in consultation with an adviser, an 18-unit advisement track in the area of her/his anticipated professional specialization. Advisement tracks include:
Mental Health Track (Emphasis in counseling and social work)
Prepares students for entry-level career options such as adoption counselor, client advocate, social service employee, youth counselor and parent educator, and for graduate work in counseling, social work, clinical psychology or marriage and family therapy.
Administration and Community Practice Track
Designed for students wishing to pursue careers and/or graduate study in human services agency administration, community organization, social policy and planning; prepares students for entry level career options such as outreach worker, fundraiser, grant writer and data manager.
Developed for students interested in working with the elderly population as a geriatric caseworker or client advocate and graduate work in gerontology.
Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention Track
Designed for students who are interested in careers such as drug and alcohol counselor and rehabilitation case manager. Once students complete a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services with this track, they are eligible to take the California Association for Alcohol/Drug Educators Certification Exam.
Elementary Education Track
Designed for students who are interested in pursuing an elementary teaching career.
Persons with Disabilities Track
Developed for students interested in working with physically and/or developmentally disabled population in human services or educational settings.
Individualized Advisement Track
Students may develop their own track in consultation with the Human Services Department Faculty Adviser
Note: HUSR 300 is required in the Mental Health advisement track and should be taken early in the program.