Human Services and Counseling - Bachelor of Arts -
Myra Ford, MEd, Director of the Human Services and Counseling
Goodin 224 (270) 384-8153
Full-time Program faculty: Annette Able, PhD; Holly Abel, PhD;
LaShawn Bacon, PhD;
Andrea Brooks, MEd; Jeff Crane, PhD; Jodi Crane, PhD; Monda
Derenzo, Ed. D; Myra Ford, MEd; Jody Giles, Ed.D.; Acha Goris, EdD;
Melinda Mays, EdD; Patrice McCarter, EdD; Jacquelyn Montgomery, MA;
PhD; Susan Patterson, MEd; Daniel Schnopp-Wyatt, PhD; Nicole
Schnopp-Wyatt, PhD; Mark Staples, PhD; Daniel Williamson, PhD;
Jennifer Williamson, PhD and Curtis Wisely, PsyD
The Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Services &
Counseling is an interdisciplinary program comprised of course work
in psychology, sociology, and social work in combination with
broad-based general education courses. (Most Human Services &
Counseling course work is designated by an "HS" prefix.) Each
course is taught by faculty with advanced degrees and experience in
the course content area. Practicum experiences will equip the
student with the skills to enter a variety of work settings.
Entrance Criteria: In
addition to the required course work, the following criteria must
be met for a student to successfully complete the Human Services
& Counseling program.
- Each student must have completed at least one semester of
college course work with a minimum overall GPA of 2.25 before
making application to the program.
- Each student is expected to complete an Application for
Admission to the program as a part of the requirement for
Introduction to Human Services (HS 2103).
- The application process also requires a letter of
recommendation from each of the following people:
- a Lindsey Wilson faculty member;
- a community leader; and
- an employer (if the student has never been employed, another
category will be assigned).
- The student must have their advising file transferred to Human
Services & Counseling.
- A personal interview may be conducted by a committee of Human
Services & Counseling faculty. This committee will review each
application, letters of recommendation, and interview content. A
majority of the committee must have a favorable recommendation for
the student to be admitted into the program.
- Students will be notified in writing when the committee has
acted on their application to the program. Possible committee
action includes acceptance, probationary acceptance, or denial of
- If admission is denied, the student may appeal to the Division
Chair and Provost. If admission is denied, an alternative program
of study will be recommended.
- Transfer students (as well as others out of the expected course
sequence) should consult their adviser regarding the application
A. General Education
Requirements: 42 - 47 hours
- Principles of Psychology (PSYC 1003 ) with a minimum grade
of C - 3 hours
B. Program Requirements: 45
- Introduction to Human Services (HS 2103) - 3 hours
- Introduction to Counseling Theory (HS 2903) - 3 hours
- Principles and Techniques of Group Counseling (HS 2953) - 3
- Life Span Development (HS 3103) - 3 hours
- Abnormal Psychology (HS 3153) - 3 hours
- Case Management, Intake and Referral (HS 3233) - 3 hours
- Practicum I (HS 3503) - 3 hours
- Research Methods and Statistics (HS 4003) - 3 hours
- Introduction to Counseling Techniques (HS 4153) - 3 hours
- Ethics and Multicultural Diversity (HS 4253) - 3 hours
- Assessment in the Helping Professions (HS 4293) - 3 hours
- Substance Abuse (HS 4343) - 3 hours
- Mental Health Administration (HS 4893) - 3 hours
- Practicum II (HS 4943) - 3 hours
- Practicum III (HS 4953) - 3 hours
C. General Electives: 38 - 41 hours
Note: In addition to a major, a student may select a
minor. Courses taken for a minor reduce the number of general
electives a student must take.
Exit Assessment: A comprehensive
examination is required for the Human Services and Counseling
program. The exam is taken in Practicum III (HS 4953), during the
second semester of the senior year. This examination is graded on a
200-point scale. A student must pass each section with at least 50%
or better to pass. A passing grade is required for graduation.
TOTAL: 128 HOURS