Applied Human Services Track

The Interdepartmental Studies: Applied Human Services Track (BA, undergraduate degree) is a preapproved plan of study that combines a generalized psychology background, with a variety of well-matched emphasis area choices: aging services, community-based services or corrections services.  Students also have the option of proposing a self-defined emphasis area to the Advisory Committee.

Students are required to complete the foundation coursework, and one emphasis area, as described in the plan of study.

Important Notes For Applied Human Services Track Students:

Areas of Emphasis:

Foundation Courses:

Psychology Core - both of these

031:001 (PSY:1001) Elementary Psychology  (3 sh)

031:010 (PSY:2810)  Research Methods in Psychology (4 sh) (prerequisite: 22S:025 (STAT:1020) Elementary Statistics and Inference)

Human Relations Core - all of these

07C:195 (RCE:4195) Ethics in Human Relations & Counseling (3 sh)

07C:197 (RCE:4197) Citizenship in a Multicultural Society (3 sh) or 208:120 (CCCC:2220) Foundations of Critical Cultural Competence (3 sh)

07C:199 (RCE:4199) Counseling for Related Professions (3 sh)

Lower-Level Psychology Electives - three of these

031:002 (PSY:2701) Biological Psychology (4 sh)

031:013 (PSY:2301) Introduction to Clinical Psychology (3 sh)

031:014 (PSY:2401) Introduction to Developmental Science (3 sh)

031:015 (PSY:2501) Introduction to Social Psychology (3 sh)

031:016 (PSY:2601) Introduction to Cognitive Psychology (3 sh)

Note: Proposed course substitutions must be submitted in writing to the Interdepartmental Studies Advisory Committee for approval. Please contact the Academic Coordinator for more information.

EMPHASIS AREAS:

Aging Services (Emphasis Area #1)

Students are required to take a total of 12 sh. Students must complete the foundation component (3 sh), the elective component (9 sh), and the internship (0 sh) or practicum (3 sh).

Foundation Component

153:108 (ASP:3008) Basic Aspects of Aging (3 sh)

Elective Component

Choose 9 semester hours of the following:

08C:107 (CW:3107), 145:107 (INTD:3107) Creative Writing for the Health Professions (3 sh)

010:161 (RHET:3610), 160:161 (PORO:3610), 153:161 (ASP:3610)  Rhetorical Issues in Health Care (3 sh)

027:148 (HHP:4470) Physiology of Aging (3 sh)

031:063 (PSY:2930) Abnormal Psychology: Health Professions (3 sh)

145:198 (INTD:4098) Independent Study (Maximum 3 sh)
or 145:199 (INTD:4099) Interdepartmental Studies Practicum (Maximum 3 sh)

153:135 (ASP:3135), 152:153 (GHS:3050), 042:135 (SSW:3135) Global Aging (3 sh)

153:146 (ASP:3246), 096:146 (NURS:3246), Health Promotion for Older Adults (3 sh)

153:150:0EXW (ASP:3150:0EXW), 031:050 (PSY:2915) Psychology of Aging (3 sh)

153:153 (ASP:3753) Programs and Services for Aging Adults (3 sh)

153:160 (ASP:3160) Biology of Aging (3 sh)

153:168 (ASP:3168), 169:168 (LEIS:3168) Aging and Leisure (3 sh)

153:186 (ASP:3786) Death/Dying: Issues Across the Life Span (3 sh)

153:195 (ASP:3501), 042:195 (SSW:3501) Introduction to Nursing Homes (3 sh)

Internship/Practicum Requirement

409:145 Internship Interdepartmental Studies (0 sh) or 145:199 Interdepartmental Studies Practicum (3 sh).

All students must complete either a 0 semester hour aging services related internship or an arranged practicum in order to graduate.

Students are responsible for identifying and securing their own internship/practicum.

The internship/practicum experience must be secured and registered for before the experience/semester begins.

Students wanting to register for the 409:145 Internship Interdepartmental Studies should contact the Pomerantz Career Center.

Students wanting to register for the 145:199 Interdepartmental Studies Practicum should contact the Interdepartmental Studies Program.

Note: Proposed course substitutions must be submitted in writing to the Interdepartmental Studies Advisory Committee for approval. Please contact the Academic Coordinator for more information.

Community-Based Services (Emphasis Area #2)

Students are required to take a total of 12 sh. Students must complete the elective component (12 sh) and the internship (0 sh) or practicum (3 sh).

Elective Component

Complete 12 sh from these:

07C:162 (RCE:4162) Introduction to Couple and Family Therapy (3 sh)

07C:163 (RCE:4163) Couple and Family Therapy Skills (3 sh)

07C:173 (RCE:4173) Trauma Across the Lifespan (3 sh)

07C:174 (RCE:4174) Positive Psychology (3 sh)

07C:175 (RCE:4175) Motivational Interviewing (3 sh)

07C:178 (RCE:4178) Microcounseling  (3 sh)

07C:179 (RCE:4179) Sexuality Within the Helping Profession (3 sh)

07C:185 (RCE:4185) Introduction to Substance Abuse (3 sh)

07C:187 (RCE:4187), 07U:187 (EDTL:4987) Introduction to Assistive Technology (3 sh)

07C:190 (RCE:4190) Group Processes for Related Professions (3 sh)

07C:192 (RCE:4192) Group Leadership in Human Sexuality (3 sh)

07C:193 (RCE:4193) Individual Instruction – Undergraduate (Maximum 3 sh)

07P:027 (PSQF:1027) Mindfulness Foundations in the Helping Professions (3 sh)

031:063 (PSY:2930) Abnormal Psychology: Health Professions (3 sh)

042:112 (SSW: 3712) Human Sexuality, Diversity, and Society (3 sh)

042:129 (SSW:3729) Substance Use and Abuse (3 sh)

145:198 (INTD:4098) Independent Study (Maximum 3 sh)
or 145:199 (INTD:4099) Interdepartmental Studies Practicum (Maximum 3 sh)

Internship/Practicum Requirement

409:145 Internship Interdepartmental Studies (0 sh) or 145:199 Interdepartmental Studies Practicum (3 sh).

All students must complete either a 0 semester hour community-based services related internship or an arranged practicum in order to graduate.

Students are responsible for identifying and securing their own internship/practicum.

The internship/practicum experience must be secured and registered for before the experience/semester begins.

Students wanting to register for the 409:145 Internship Interdepartmental Studies should contact the Pomerantz Career Center:

Students wanting to register for the 145:199 Interdepartmental Studies Practicum should contact the Interdepartmental Studies Program.

Proposed course substitutions must be submitted in writing to the Interdepartmental Studies Advisory Committee for approval. Please contact the Academic Coordinator for more information.

Corrections Services (Emphasis Area #3)

Students are required to take a total of 12 sh. Students must complete the foundation component (3-4 sh), the elective component (9 sh), and the internship (0 sh) or practicum (3 sh). The elective component must include 6 sh earned in advanced courses (100 level or above).

Foundation Component

One of these:

034:001 (SOC:1010) Introduction to Sociology Principles (3 sh)

034:002 (SOC:1020) Social Problems (3 sh)

Elective Component

Students complete 9 sh from the following lists, with a minimum of 6 sh chosen from the advanced courses list.

Lower-level courses - no more than 3 sh from these:

06J:047 (MGMT:2000) Introduction to Law (3 sh)

031:063 (PSY:2930) Abnormal Psychology: Health Professions (3 sh)

034:040 (SOC:3410) Criminology (3 sh)

034:045 (SOC:3415) Global Criminology (3 sh)

034:066 (SOC:3810) Social Inequality (3 sh)

113:003 (ANTH:1101) Cultural Anthropology (3 sh)

113:010 (ANTH:1105) Anthropology and Contemporary World Problems (3 sh)

113:060 (ANTH:1305) Forensic Anthropology and CSI (3 sh)

113:062 (ANTH:1003) Anthropology of Violence (3 sh)

Advanced courses - at least 6 sh from these:

034:128 (SOC:3220) Sociology of Mental Illness (3 sh)

034:141 (SOC:3420) Juvenile Delinquency (3 sh)

034:143 (SOC:4461) Gender and Violence (3 sh)

034:146 (SOC:3425) Deviance and Control ( 3 sh)

034:149 (SOC:4420) Sociology of Criminal Punishment ( 3 sh)

034:186 (SOC:3450) Criminal Legal System (3 sh)

042:196 (SSW:3796) Family Violence (3 sh)

113:112 (ANTH:3101), 131:112 (GWSS:3101) Anthropology of Sexuality (3 sh)

131:105 (GWSS:3005) Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies Practicum (3 sh)                                    

145:198 (INTD:4098) Independent Study (Maximum 3 sh)
or 145:199 (INTD:4099) Interdepartmental Studies Practicum (Maximum 3 sh)


Internship/Practicum Requirement

409:145 Internship Interdepartmental Studies (0 sh) or 145:199 Interdepartmental Studies Practicum (3 sh).

All students must complete either a 0 semester hour corrections services related internship or an arranged practicum in order to graduate.

Students are responsible for identifying and securing their own internship/practicum.

The internship/practicum experience must be secured and registered for before the experience/semester begins.

Students wanting to register for the 409:145 Internship Interdepartmental Studies should contact the Pomerantz Career Center:

Students wanting to register for the 145:199 Interdepartmental Studies Practicum should contact the Interdepartmental Studies Program.

Proposed course substitutions must be submitted in writing to the Interdepartmental Studies Advisory Committee for approval. Please contact the Academic Coordinator for more information.

Self-Defined (Emphasis Area #4)

Students interested in creating their own emphasis area must submit a proposal to the Interdepartmental Studies Advisory Committee. Proposals should include the following:

The deadline for Spring 2015 is March 1st.

Proposals must be submitted by 4:00 pm to 158 Schaeffer Hall.

Emphasis Area Advisement:


Academic Advising Center
C210 Pomerantz Center Appointments and Inquiries: Phone: 319.353.5700


For Self-Defined Plan of Study Advisement
Interdepartmental Studies Program:
158 Schaeffer Hall
Office phone: 319.335.2065
Academic Coordinator: Andy Tinkham

Practicum/Internship and Independent Study

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