Do you enjoy helping others and trying to decide the best way to help?  Do you reflect on your interactions with others and work on improving your relationship skills?  Then the Human Services Counseling degree may be for you.  The objective of the Human Services Counseling - concentration in counseling is to provide theory and practice-based education for those individuals interested in working with persons in a variety of helping situations.

Providing services for individuals, couples, families, groups, or employees involves assisting with problem-solving and prevention, employment, or job interview skills and is based on the needs of those you serve.  The focus of these services may be on physical or mental health problems, drug or alcohol abuse, aging-related concerns, or job seeking/placement problems.  The target populations range from youth through the aged.  Crisis situations, victim's assistance, domestic violence, attempted suicide, or sexual violence are just a few of the situations that human services counseling graduates address.
 
The Human Services Counseling Program has a long and rich history at East Central University.  Graduates with this degree work in a wide variety of jobs throughout the United States and the World.  Some of these jobs are: case management, intervention workers, social service providers, and employment specialists.  Graduates also work in mental health, substance abuse, aging, youth care, and adolescent programs that strive to meet the ever-changing needs of clients.  If you endeavor to make positive changes in the lives of those you serve, then a degree in Human Services Counseling may be for you.

Minors offered:

Human Services Counseling Minor Requirements

For Majors in Professional Programs in Human Services Field-260A

HURES 2183 Fundamentals of Counseling

HURES 3203 Vocational Testing & Evaluation

HURES 4443 Counseling Services

HURES 4453 Intervention Techniques

Six hours of electives approved by Human Services Counseling faculty.

Minimum total Hours 18

For Majors NOT in Professional Programs in Human Services Fields- 260B

HURES 2103 Interviewing Techniques

HURES 2183 Fundamentals of Counseling

HURES 3183 Case Management Practice

HURES 3203 Vocational Testing & Evaluation

HURES 4443 Counseling Services

Three hours of electives approved by Human Services Counseling faculty.

Minimum Total Hours 18

 

Aging Services Minor Requirements

For Majors in Department of Professional Programs in Human Services Fields - 260C

HRPSY 3253 Psychology of Aging HURES 2293 Introduction to Aging HURES 4263 Gerontological Program Management Nine hours of electives approved by Aging Services faculty

Minimum Total Hours 18

For Majors Not in Department of Professional Programs in Human Services Fields - 260D

HRPSY 3253 Psychology of Aging HURES 2083 Human Behavior and Social Environment I HURES 2293 Introduction to Aging HURES 4263 Gerontological Program Management Six hours of electives approved by Aging Services faculty

Minimum Total Hours 18

 

ADDICTIONS MINOR REQUIREMENTS

For Majors in Human Resources Fields – 260G HURES 2183 Fundamentals of Counseling HURES 2283 Introduction to Addictions HURES 3283 Addictions & Society

HURES 3763 Group Processes and Practice HURES 3813 Family Systems, Codependency and Addictions HURES 4453 Intervention Techniques

Minimum Total Hours 18

For Majors Not in Human Resources Fields – 260H

HURES 2103 Interviewing Techniques HURES 2183 Fundamentals of Counseling HURES 2283 Introduction to Addictions HURES 3283 Addictions & Society HURES 3763 Group Processes and Practice HURES 3813 Family Systems, Codependency and Addictions HURES 4453 Intervention Techniques

Minimum Total Hours 21

Services to the Deaf - Minor Requirements

Minor in Services to the Deaf - 260E ASLHR 2613 American Sign Language I ASLHR 3063 American Sign Language II ASLHR 4703 American Sign Language III ASLHR 4733 American Sign Language IV HURES 2153 Introduction to Deafness HURES 3103 Psych-Soc Aspects of Deafness HURES 3133 Introduction to Audiology Minimum Total Hours 21

Interpreting Minor Requirements- 260F

HURES 4763 Interpreting I

HURES 4934 Human Services Practicum

 

Choose 2 of the following:

ASLHR 3163 Fingerspelling & Conversational Sign

HURES 3203 Vocational Testing & Evaluation

HURES 3763 Group Processes & Practice

Five hours of electives approved by a Counseling Services to the Deaf faculty.

Minimum Total Hours 18

Interpreting Minor Prerequisites:

ASLHR 2613 American Sign Language I

ASLHR 3063 American Sign Language II

ASLHR 4703 American Sign Language III

ASLHR 4733 American Sign Language IV

HURES 2153 Introduction to Deafness

 

Please note if majoring and minoring in Human Service Counseling concentrations- majors with concentrations in Aging, Counseling and Rehabilitation Counseling must select, with Counseling faculty approval, additional Counseling courses to substitute for HURES 2183, HURES 3763, and HURES 4453. Human Services Counseling-Services to the Deaf Concentration majors must select, with Counseling faculty approval, an additional Counseling course to substitute for HURES 2183.

Students must earn three hours of upper division work at ECU towards minor to complete minor residency requirement.

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