BS - Human Services-Nonprofit Management & Social Innovation Concentration

  • Wellstar College of Health and Human Services
    Department of Social Work and Human Services

    Human Services, B.S. (Nonprofit Management and Social Innovation Concentration)

    Program Information:
    The Human Services (HS) major specifically prepares students to pursue careers in the field of human services in a variety of public, nonprofit, and private organizations. Students may choose a concentration either in (a) social engagement and advocacy (formerly case management) or (b) nonprofit management and social innovation (formerly nonprofit management). All majors graduate with competencies in communication, assessment, advocacy, documentation, community networking, cultural competence, social policy, civic engagement, and professional/career development. These competencies are established by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE).

    This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses based on the Human Services - Nonprofit Management and Social Innovation Concentration degree requirements and course prerequisites in the Fall 2018 Undergraduate Catalog. (If course prerequisites change, students must meet the prerequisites in effect when you take the course, so always check the current Catalog for course prerequisites.) 

    Milestones/Notes:

    1. Must earn a grade of "C" or better in coursework.
    2. Not all courses are offered every semester.
    3. See KSU online Catalog or departmental website for pre-requisite(s) or course descriptions.

    Total Program Credit Hours: 120

    Total Graduation Credit Hours with University Requirements: 126

    Contact Information:
    WellStar Advising Center

     

Term 1

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • First-Year Seminar or an academic Learning Community Required if first-year, full-time student entering KSU.
    3
  • MATH 1101 or MATH 1111 or MATH 1112 or MATH 1113 or MATH 1190
    3
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. ENGL 1101 is required for entry into the HS Major (grade of "C" or better).
  2. Prospective majors should declare themselves as Human Services - Interest majors (HSI).

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 2
  • 3
  • STAT 1107
    3
Total: 17

Notes/Milestones:

  1. The following courses are required for entry into the HS Major (grade of "C" or better):
  • HS 2100
  • ENGL 1102
  • SOCI 1101
  • POLS 2212
  • STAT 1107
  • ECON 1000

Year 1 (Hours: 32)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • General Education Area B-2 (Cultural Perspectives) Requirement COM 1100, POLS 2401, or Foreign Language is recommended.
    3
  • ART 1107 or DANC 1107 or MUSI 1107 or TPS 1107
    3
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. HS 2200, HS 2300, and HS 2400 are required for entry into the HS Major (grade of "C" or better).
  2. Prospective majors should apply for the HS major after completion of requirements to enter the major.

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • General Education Area E-4 (Social Sciences) Requirement CRJU 1101, PSYC 1101 or ECON 2100 is recommended.  
    3
  • General Education Area D-2 (Science Process) Group One Requirement SCI 1101, GEOG 1112, or GEOG 1113 is recommended.  
    4
  • Free Elective. Any course in the university curriculum.
    3
Total: 19

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Majors should complete HS 3000 within the first two semesters upon entering the major.
  2. HS 3650 is offered only during the Spring Semester.
  3. HS Majors should consider using free elective space to enroll in courses that are related studies or lead to the completion of a minor or certificate.

Year 2 (Hours: 34)

Term 5

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • HIST 2111 or HIST 2112
    3
  • Free Elective. Any course in the university curriculum.
    3
Total: 18

Notes/Milestones:

  1. HS 4100 and HS 4200 are offered only during the Fall Semester.
  2. HS Majors should consider using free elective space to enroll in courses that are related studies or lead to the completion of a minor or certificate.

Term 6

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • General Education Area D-2 (Science Process) Group Two Requirement SCI 1102, GEOG 1112, or GEOG 1113 is recommended.  
    3
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. HS 3600 is offered only during the Spring Semester.

Year 3 (Hours: 33)

Term 7

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • HIST 1100 or HIST 1111 or HIST 1112
    3
  • 3
  • Free Elective.  Any course in the university curriculum.
    3
  • Free Elective.  Any course in the university curriculum.
    3
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. HS Majors should consider using free elective space to enroll in courses that are related studies or lead to the completion of a minor or certificate.

Term 8

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 6
Total: 12

Notes/Milestones:

  1. These courses may not be taken with other courses needed for the major and are co-requisite courses taken as the last courses for the major.

Year 4 (Hours: 27)


Program Total: 126 Hours

Milestones: All courses indicated as a Milestone with this icon ( ) should be completed in the term suggested to prevent delays in program completion.

Disclaimer: An academic map is a suggested four-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the KSU undergraduate catalog. This sample schedule serves as a general guideline to help build a full schedule each term. Some departments allow students to use the three credit first-year seminar course as a free elective for a degree program, which may impact the program's total credit hours. Milestones, courses, and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major are designated to keep you on track to graduate in four years. Missing milestones could delay your program. Enrolled Students should reference DegreeWorks and not this plan.

This map is not a substitute for academic advisement—contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.kennesaw.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Note: Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked; contact the department and/or program area for current information.

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years.


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