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2021-22 Catalog 
2021-22 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Service Degree Completion Program

A collaboration between the Psychology and Sociology and Anthropology programs, Human Services is an interdisciplinary bachelor’s degree program focusing on the needs of human service professionals. Classes are conveniently scheduled at nights in Medford to accommodate the schedules of working students. The program is for students who want to better understand their community and social environment, desire to improve their career opportunities and reach educational goals, and wish to enhance specific human relations skills and strengthen their ability to work effectively in social services.

SOU’s small class sizes and friendly learning environment foster close ties among students, faculty, and the community. The length of the degree completion program varies with each individual, depending on prior coursework and employment status.


The following is required for the human service major:


Fulfill baccalaureate degree requirements.


Complete the following prerequisites to all upper division core curriculum courses with a C or better:

Complete the following additional prerequisite for PSY 429:


Complete a minimum of 49 core curriculum credits from psychology and sociology, including:

a. Psychology (33 credits):

b. Sociology (16 credits):


Complete upper division electives (11 credits) with advisor consent.


A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 in all human service program courses is required for a BA or BS in social science.


Meet writing and research competency through components in:


A minimum grade of C for all courses counted toward the human service program and for Elementary Statistics ( MTH 243 ).