Total Minimum Credits to Complete: 62-64
Pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements can be found in course details.
Students are strongly encouraged to complete their ENG, MTH, and SDV requirements first.
It is strongly recommended that students complete all developmental coursework in English before enrolling in HMS 100.
Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report by accessing the Student Information System (SIS) through the myTyler portal.
Students who plan to transfer to VCU or VSU must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better to transfer to their respective BSW programs. Students must also maintain a grade of “B” or better in the following courses: HMS 100, MEN 101, MEN 102, MEN 190 and MEN 196.
The coordinated practice courses, MEN 190 and MEN 196, are co-requisites and must be taken in the same semester. Students engage in practical hands-on training consisting of 100 hours in outside agencies. All coordinated practice placements must be pre-approved by the course instructor and Program Head. Students are expected to interview for and be accepted into a practicum prior to the first day of their MEN 190 and MEN 196 classes.
Students entering the public or private sectors of human services will be subjected to criminal background and sex offender registry checks and a TB screening as a condition of their placement in a training/practicum site. Students will be expected to cover any costs incurred for these procedures. Depending on the training/practicum site, additional tests may be required.
Students who are convicted felons or are on the sex offender registry in any state will not be able to secure internship sites. They will be unable to complete the requirements of this Human Services degree.
Students who are 18 years of age or younger will be unable to secure the required internship. They will be unable to complete the requirements of this Human Services degree.
Additional Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Transfer Requirements:
Students who plan to transfer to VCU School of Social Work will require one of the following Humanities courses: Religion (REL230), or ENG 241, ENG 242, ENG 251 or ENG 252 or PHI 101.
Students who plan to transfer to VCU School of Social Work must take ENG 210 Advanced Composition.
Students who plan to transfer to VCU School of Social work must take a foreign language. VCU does not accept Language course CLEP. Students should consult with their faculty advisors about appropriate language courses. Sign Language is an acceptable elective for VCU.
Additional Virginia State University (VSU) Transfer Requirements:
Students planning to transfer to the VSU Department of Social Work must take CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking.
Students planning to transfer to VSU must take an English Literature course.
Students who plan to transfer to VSU Department of Social Work may take a global studies course in place of a foreign language. Global Studies course options: HIS 111, HIS 112, ENG 253, 254, PLS 241, REL 230, GEO 220.
Students planning to transfer to VSU must complete a 3 credit, SOWK 260: History of Social Welfare (1600 to the present) course as a prerequisite to admission into the Department of Social Work at VSU.