Advisement Tracks Courses

Advisement tracks should be planned in consultation with the Human Services Advisor. A study plan should be approved before enrollment in the classes.

Note: With prior approval of the advisor, other courses may be included in these advisement tracks. If you have questions about academic advising, please contact your advisor: Lorraine Klein at (657) 278-3015.


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Mental Health (18 Units)

This track permits an emphasis in either counseling or clinical social work, depending upon the students educational and career goals. It prepares students for entry-level positions in a variety of settings and for graduate work in counseling, social work, clinical psychology, or marriage and family therapy. Students planning to enter a graduate program should become familiar with the prerequisites for their specific program.

Required Course:

HUSR 300 - Character and Conflict (3)

Other Courses - 15 Units from the followings:

HUSR 318   - Immigrants and Refugees (3)
HUSR 425T* - Contemporary Issues in Human Services (3)
HUSR 350 - Leadership (3)
HUSR 430 - Child Abuse and Human Services(3)
HUSR 400 - Ethical & Professional Issues (3)
HUSR 450 - Theory & Practice of Group Counseling (3)
HUSR 410 - Crisis Intervention (3)
HUSR 465 - Human Service Delivery to Latinos (3)
HUSR 415 - Treatment Issues in Drug Addiction (3)
HUSR 475 - Human Service Policy & Practice (3)
HUSR 416 - Group Process & Membership  (1)
HUSR 480 - Case Analysis & Intervention Techniques (3)
HUSR 490 - Practicum in Group Leadership (3)

With prior approval of an advisor, other courses may be Included in this advisement track. Certain graduate programs require various classes as prerequisites for admission. See the Human Services advisor regarding these classes if you plan to apply for graduate school.

* Topics include: Gender Issues, Serving the Homeless, Intimate Partner Violence, Veterans & Their Families, Human Services & Mixed Ancestry Identity

Administration and Community Practice (18 Units)

For students wishing to pursue graduate study in social work administration and policy, community organization, and planning to enter one of these graduate programs should become familiar with the required prerequisites for their specific graduate program.

Required Courses - 9 Units

HUSR 350 - Leadership (3)
HUSR 400 - Ethical & Professional Issues (3)
HUSR 420 - Human Service Management (3)
HUSR 475 - Human Service Policy & Practice (3)

Elective Courses - 9 Units

HUSR 300 - Character and Conflict (3) 
HUSR 318 - Immigrants & Refugees (3)
HUSR 410 - Crisis Intervention (3)
HUSR 415 - Treatment Issues in Drug Addiction (3)
HUSR 425T - Serving the Homeless (3)
HUSR 430 - Child Abuse (3)

Other courses may be included in this track with prior approval.

Substance Abuse Treatment & Prevention (18 Units)

This advisement track offers courses for students planning to work with drug/alcohol dependent clients and their families. Once students complete a bachelor’s degree in Human Services with this track, they are eligible to take the California Association for Alcohol / Drug Educators Certification Exam.

Required Courses:

HUSR 300 - Character and Conflict (3)
HUSR 435 - Drug Abuse Prevention and Early Education (3)
HUSR 415 - Treatment Issues in Substance Abuse (3)
HUSR 436  - Family Addiction Dynamics (3)
HUSR 434 - Physiological Effects of Alcohol & Other Drugs (3)
HUSR 437 - Co-occurring Disorders (3) OR HESC 321 - Drugs and Society (3)

Certification as an Addiction Treatment Counselor

The Human Services Department is sponsored by the California Association for Alcohol/Drug Educators.  This means that they can help streamline student applications for this certification, since they have already evaluated our courses as meeting the requirements for this certification. When students are ready to apply for this certification, they should contact the California Association of DUI Treatment Programs. They should tell them they are with CSUF Human services Department which is sponsored by CAADE. This will streamline their application.

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Phone: (866) 621-2256
Address: 1731 Howe Ave. PMB #352 Sacramento, CA 95825-2209

Required CAADE Approved Courses:

HUSR 415
HUSR 300
HUSR 310
HUSR 380
HUSR 436
HUSR 435
HUSR 434

Supervised practicum (45 hours)
Clinically Supervised Externship (255 hours)
Total hours at an approved substance abuse treatment agency/facility= 200 hours
This means that students can get those 200 hours done by serving at a substance abuse agency in two of the following courses:  396, 495 or 496 since each course requires 120 hours each and they only need 200. 

Starting in 3 months (6/2019) students may take the Addiction Counselor Certification Board of California Exam through CAADE

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Phone: (707) 722-2331
Address: 5230 Clark Ave. Suite 1 Lakewood, CA 90712

Elementary Education (18 Units)

This track is for students who are planning careers in teaching elementary school. One of the admission requirements for the multiple subject credential program is to establish subject matter competency by passing the Multiple Subject CSET. In order to strengthen weak academic areas, students are advised to take courses in subject areas where they feel least prepared. Students may obtain further information regarding teaching credential requirements in the Center for Careers in Teaching (CCT) located in EC-379 (657-278-7130). The CCT website provides detailed information about the CSET and other credential admission requirements. The following courses will assist students in preparing for the CSET.

Required Courses:

ART 380 - Art and Child Development (3)
MATH 303a/b - Fundamental Concepts of Elementary Math (3,3)
DANC 471 - Creative Dance for Children (3)
MUS 433 - Music in Early Childhood (3)
ENG 341 - Child Literature (3) OR
BIOL 453 - Life Science Concepts (3)
THTR 311 - Oral Interpretation of Child Literature (3)
GEOL 410 - Physical Earth/Space Systems (3)
KNES 386 - Movement and the Child (3)
THTR 402A - Dramatic Activities for Children (3)

Gerontology (18 Units)

This track serves as a valuable adjunct for students preparing to work directly or indirectly with older persons. Career opportunities for students who have academic preparation in gerontology are available in community agencies servicing the older adult, long-term care facilities, and hospitals, senior citizen living facilities, and community recreation and senior centers.

Required Advisement Track Course:

ANTH 308 - Culture and Aging:  Anthropological Gerontology (3)
HUSR 412 - Perspectives on Aging:  Intro to Gerontology in HUSR (3)
KNES 454 - Physical Activity and the Aging Process (3)

Other Courses - 9 Units:

BIOL 306 - Biology of Aging (3)
KNES 353 - Physical Activity & Life Long Well Being (3)
KNES 455 - Functional Performance Assessment & Programming for Older Adults (3)
GERO 420* - Aging & Dementia
HCOM 345 - Communication of Aging (3)
SOCI 433 - Aging and Social Services (3)

Other Courses - 9 Units from the following:

PSYC 362 - Psychology of Aging (3)
SOCI 360* - Death & Dying
HESC 450* - Applied Health Promotion in Aging Populations 
SOCI 443 - Sociology of Aging (3)

* Waiting for official approval, but can be taken to fulfill track and degree requirements.

Persons with Disabilities (18)

This track is designed for students who desire to serve, directly or indirectly, persons with disabilities and their families. It prepares students to work in a variety or community agencies serving persons with disabilities. Academically, it assists in preparing students for entry into a special education teaching credential program and/or the master’s degree in special education.

Required Courses:

SPED 371 - Exceptional Individual (3)
SPED 464 - Characteristics of Moderate-Severe Disabilities (3)
SPED 322 - Intro. to Positive Behavior Support (3)
HUSR 400 - Ethical And Professional (3)
SPED 400 - Early Childhood Special Education (3)
HUSR 445 - Persons with Disabilities and Community Support Systems Services (3)
SPED 401* - Intro to Autism (3)
SPED 421 - Working with Families of Individuals with  Disabilities (3) (Pre-requisite SPED 371) 
SPED 425* - Language & Culture for Special Populations (3)
SPED 463 - Characteristics of Mild-Moderate Disabilities (3)

*Waiting for official approval, but can be taken to fulfill track and degree requirements.