College of Continuing Professional Studies

About the CCPS Human Services Major with an Optional Leadership Concentration

The Bachelor of Science in Human Services equips students with the skills required to serve clients in a variety of public outreach organizations. Drury University's degree offers a combination of psychology and sociology courses with an optional leadership concentration. Human services graduates work alongside social workers,detectives, doctors, and other specialists who help individuals tackle major challenges in their lives. Many human services programs provide intervention for citizens with substance abuse problems or victims of crime or violence.

Students should complete all 100- and 200-level requirements before accumulating 60 credit hours (junior status).

The human services major requires 36 hours of coursework in the following distribution (an optional leadership concentration increases the required hours to 48):

BSCI 200: Research Methods in the Behavioral Sciences
PSYC 230: Lifespan Development
PSYC 240: Social Psychology
BSCI 274: Statistical Foundations for Behavioral Sciences
PSYC 312: Positive Psychology
PSYC 352: Psychology of Gender
PSYC 367: Family Therapy
PSYC 370: Human Sexuality
SOCI 201: Sociology of the Family
SOCI 246: Introduction to Social Work
SOCI 327: Social Gerontology
GLST 493: Ethical Issues in a Global Society

Optional Leadership Concentration:

LDST 101: Foundations of Leadership

Choose three of the following courses:

LDST 300: Theories and Models of Leadership
LDST 310: Contemporary Workforce Issues
LDST 331: Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
LDST 338: Organizational Relations
LDST 400: Grant Writing

General Education Courses

Students must take the following courses as part of general education requirements:

ENGL 207: Expository Writing
MATH 109: College Algebra
PLSC 101: Government and Politics in the U.S.
PSYC 101: Introduction to Psychology
SOCI 101: Introduction to Sociology

Choose one of the following:

GSTU 101: Introduction to Computers and Software
GSTU 210: Desktop Applications for PCs
GSTU 211: Desktop Applications for Macs