Purcell School of Professional Studies at Le Moyne College
Concentration in Human Services

Le Moyne College: B.S. IN PROFESSIONAL STUDIES

Human Services Concentration

Concentration Coordinator: Frank Ridzi, PhD.


The Human Services Concentration will prepare employees for promotions in human service agencies, provide qualification for civil service exams, and ready those seeking admission to graduate programs in many disciplines, including counseling and social work. The concentration includes a mix of sociology, psychology and political sciences courses, with a specific course in project or caseload management, providing a practical foundation for the workplace or further study. We would love to speak with you about your career goals and tailoring your free electives to your specific interests. See our curriculum below and call or email for an appointment today.

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BSPS Human Services Concentration Curriculum

College CORE

Course Number & Title

Cr

COR 100: First Year Seminar – Transitions

3

WRT 101: Critical Writing

3

ENG 210: Major Authors

3

ENG 310: Literature and Culture

3

PHL 110: Introduction to Philosophy

3

PHL 210: Moral Philosophy

3

EAC 1: Encountering Another Culture (2 Semester Language Sequence)

3

EAC 2: Encountering Another Culture (2 Semester Language Sequence)

3

VPA: Visual & Performing Arts

1

IDS: Interdisciplinary Studies

3

COR 400: Senior Seminar – Transformations

3

REL: Religious Studies

3

THE: Theology

3

HST 110: World Civilization I

3

HST 111: World Civilization II

3

DIV: Diversity Requirement

3

Natural Science

3

MTH (fulfilled in concentration)

--

Social Science (fulfilled in concentration)

--

College CORE Credit Total:

49

Professional Studies CORE

Course Number & Title

Cr

CSC 151: Intro to Digital Technologies

3

ENG 403: Writing and Speaking in the Professions

3

SOC 341: Human Services Caseload Management or MGT 460: Managing Systems Projects

3

Quantitative and Analytical Skills (fulfilled in concentration)

--

Professional Studies

CORE Credit Total:

9

Human Services Concentration

 

Course Number & Title

Cr

PSY 101: Intro to Psychology

3

SOC 101: Intro to Sociology

3

MTH 110: Intro to Statistics

3

SOC 201: Research Methods

3

SOC 240: Social Welfare

3

PSY 330: Cross Cultural Psychology (DIV/IDS/CE)

3

Select 2 courses from distribution 1 at least 1 at the 300/400 level:

SOC 231: Marriage and Families

SOC 323: Juvenile Delinquency

PSY 280: Abnormal/Normal Psychology

PSY 302: Personality

PSY 220: Human Lifespan Development OR PSY 320: Adulthood and Aging

PSY 365: Growth Through Play

PSY 380: Counseling and Psychotherapy

PSY 445: The Psychology of Grief

PSY 449: Psychology of Disabilities

6

Select 2 courses from distribution 2 at least 1 at the 300/400 level:

ANT 102: World Cultures

PSC 205: Intro to Legal Studies or PSC 230: Legal Research and Writing

SOC 335: Economics of Poverty (DIV credit)

PSY 370: Organizational Psychology

PSC 332: Public Policy or PSC 331 Introduction to Public Administration

PGS 334: Social Activism: - IDS

SOC 326: Deviance

SOC 402: Program Evaluation

CJS 305: Criminological Theory

6

Human Services

Concentration Credit Total:

 

30

Elective Credit Total:

33

Total Degree Credits

121

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