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Bachelor of Science in Human Services (BS) Requirements

Palm Beach State College offers several different bachelor's degree programs. The degrees are a combination of lower division courses (1000-2000 level) and upper division courses (3000-4000 level).

The lower division requirements for the B.S. in Human Services degree include: 

36 credits of transferable general education courses 

24 credits of transferable elective courses

18 credits of transferable common prerequisite courses

The concentration area preparation courses and the elective courses may come from the student's A.S., A.A. or CCC program, provided the hours are deemed transferable credits (see "Bachelor's Degree Seeking Student" in Enrollment Process section under the Admissions tab in this catalog to determine the transferability of credits into a bachelor's degree program). Please see a bachelor's degree advisor for specific information on how your lower division courses meet these requirements and what additional coursework you may need to take to meet program admission and graduation requirements. Each concentration area within the degree has specific courses that must be taken at the lower level to prepare a student for upper division study.

General Education

The bachelor's degree requires completion of 36 semester hours of transferable general education credit hours, satisfying Palm Beach State College's general education requirements (or indication on the transcript that the student has completed general education requirements at another Florida college or university). Each bachelor's degree has requirements as to the types of acceptable A.S./A.A. degree and coursework that may be applied. Please see a bachelor's degree advisor for more information. The B.S. degree in Human Services upper division requirements include 42 credits. This includes a capstone course that provides the opportunity for students to demonstrate degree competencies in an independent project.

Graduation Requirements

Students must:

Successfully complete all courses in the program. All general education courses and upper division courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.

Achieve at least a 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale in all coursework attempted at the College and at other institutions.

Demonstrate foreign language competencies. The Florida Department of Education has identified the competencies as successful completion of two credits of high school foreign language instruction, eight to ten credits in one foreign language at the college level, or passing scores on the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). Native speakers of another language who can demonstrate proficiency may petition for a waiver. Students should contact the Bachelor's Degree Programs Office for more information.

Satisfy all financial obligations to the College.

Details of lower division requirements for Bachelor of Science in Human Services

General education requirements (Credits: 36)

ENC1101College Composition 1 (AA)

3 Credits

ENC1102College Composition 2 (AA)

3 Credits

HSC2100Health Concepts and Strategies (AA)

3 Credits

SPC1017Fundamentals of Speech Communication (AA)

3 Credits

 

Select two courses from Area II (Humanities) (Credits: 6)

Select two courses from Area III (Mathematics) (Credits: 6)

STA2023 preferred

Select two courses from Area IV (Science) (Credits: 6)

Area V (Social Science) (Credits: 6)

AMH2020United States History from 1865 to Present (AA)

3 Credits

Or

POS1041Introduction to American Government (AA)

3 Credits

Any course from Social Science - Area V

3 credits

(Unless otherwise specified, select courses from each General Education category. See General Education tab in this catalog.)

Lower division elective courses (Credits: 24)

Concentration area preparation courses (Credits: 18)

Specialization in Human Services (Credits: 18)

HUS1001Introduction to Human Services (AA)

3 Credits

PSY2012Introduction to Psychology (AA)

3 Credits

SYG2430Marriage and Family (AA)

3 Credits

HUS1200Principles of Group Dynamics (AS)

3 Credits

SYG2361Death and Dying (AA)

3 Credits

HUS1302Counseling and Interviewing (AS)

3 Credits

OR

Specialization in Youth Development (Credits: 18)

HUS1001Introduction to Human Services (AA)

3 Credits

HUS1640Principles of Youth Work (AS)

3 Credits

HUS1620Principles and Best Practices In Afterschool Programs (AS)

3 Credits

DEP2004Human Growth and Development (AA)

3 Credits

PSY2012Introduction to Psychology (AA)

3 Credits

SYG2010American Social Problems (AA)

3 Credits

OR

Specialization in Addiction Studies (Credits: 18)

HUS1001Introduction to Human Services (AA)

3 Credits

HUS1302Counseling and Interviewing (AS)

3 Credits

HUS1421Assessment and Treatment Planning In Addictions (AS)

3 Credits

HUS1423Group Counseling In Substance Abuse (AS)

3 Credits

HUS1424Counseling the Chemically Dependent Person (AS)

3 Credits

HUS1440Family Issues In Chemical Dependency (AS)

3 Credits

HUS1450Dual Diagnosis (AS)

3 Credits

PSY2012Introduction to Psychology (AA)

3 Credits

Note: HUS1001 and PSY2012 should be taken within the A.A. degree to stay within 120 credits.

Total Credit Hours: 78