Purpose and Focus
The Department of Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services (CSH) prepares advocates and leaders who apply theoretical, educational, and clinical models to practice and research within a variety of mental health and human service professions.
The Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to work in a wide variety of human services settings. Drawing from the knowledge base of the social sciences, this applied program helps students develop knowledge and skill in counseling-related, therapeutic, teaching, human services, supportive and preventive methods. Students acquire knowledge of the dynamics operating within the individual, couples, families, and larger social systems and multi-cultural contexts.
National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
Human Services — Bachelor of Science
Admission to the Major
Minimum 2.75 GPA
Human Services - Students with a 2.75 GPA may declare Human Services as a pre-major at any time. Students are formally admitted to the program upon completion of 60 college credits; completion of CED 117, 200, 300, 315 with a grade of B or better; and a 2.75 GPA. Applications for admission are available at the College of Education Advising and Field Placement Center.
Human Services: Human Services pre-major courses (CED 117, 200, 300, 315) must be completed with a grade of B or better. The major requirements, including restricted electives, must be completed with a grade of C or better. During the senior year, students must complete a two-semester fieldwork sequence. This placement must be approved by the department fieldwork coordinator prior to beginning fieldwork. The student’s grade will be determined by the fieldwork instructor with input from the fieldwork supervisor.
Any candidate for student teaching who has transferred to UNLV must fulfill all specific requirements and have completed at least 15 hours in residence, including nine credits in professional education courses. Additional courses, as determined by the advisor or the department chair, may be required of the student.
A GPA of 2.75 must be maintained for admission and to continue in the teacher education program. Those whose cumulative UNLV GPA falls below 2.75 will be placed on either college probation or college university suspension. Should the student fail to meet minimal academic standards and be suspended, a petition for readmission must be filed with the Chair of the College Subcommittee on Academic Standards and will be reviewed by the college dean.
Upon acceptance in the college, each student is required to meet with an advisor from the College of Education Advising and Field Placement Center (895-1537). Students should meet with their advisor prior to each semester they are taking classes. The department has developed a schedule when classes will be offered and some may not be offered every year. Meeting with an advisor will ensure the student stays on track and can graduate in a timely manner.