Health and Human Services Courses

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In the Empire State College course catalog, courses for Health and Human Services can be found under the following course prefixes:

  • ADDS: Addiction Studies
  • HLAD: Health Administration
  • HLHS: Health Care Services 
  • HUSV: Human Services

Supporting human service-related courses can be found under the following course prefixes:

  • CHFS: Child and Family Studies
  • DISB: Disability Studies

In the Human Services field, you may notice that some practitioners are generalists and have knowledge of many different areas, while others specialize in one area. Both are great options! You may wish to explore with your mentor which type of approach meets your goals.

When looking at courses to take, you may discuss with your mentor ways to achieve breadth and depth of knowledge in an area that you are interested in. For example, what types of courses would help you achieve a generalist approach or specialize in a certain area? Below are some suggestions for courses that you could take for several areas. This list is in no way exhaustive, but represent a starting point.

AreaCourses to Consider

Disaster & Refugees

HUSV 4112 International Non-Governmental Organizations

HUSV 4132 Refugees and Displaced Populations: Service Delivery

HUSV 4142 Disaster Mental Health Theory and Practice

HUSV 4147 Human Services in Disaster

HUSV 4162 Human Services with Special Populations

HUSV   Immigrant Life in America

Health Services

HLAD 2010 The United States Health Systems

HLAD 3005 Community Health

HLAD 3010 Community Health Education

HLAD 3015 Comparative Health Systems

HLAD 3020 Cultural Competency in Healthcare

HLAD 3045 Healthcare Ethics

HLAD 3050 Healthcare Management

HLAD 3055 Managed Care

HLAD 3127 Infections and Epidemics: Biocultural Perspectives

HLAD 4015 Healthcare Policy

HLAD 4020 Leadership in Health Care

Health Services Administration

HLAD 2010 The United States Health Systems

HLAD 3015 Comparative Health Systems

HLAD 3020 Cultural Competency in Healthcare

HUSV 3025 Funding and Healthcare

HLAD 3025 Economic Issues in Health Care

HLAD 3045 Healthcare Ethics

HLAD 3050 Healthcare Management

HLAD 3055 Managed Care

HLAD 3127 Infections and Epidemics: Biocultural Perspectives

HLHS 3132 US Healthcare System: Structure & Finance

HLAD 4015 Healthcare Policy

HLAD 4020 Leadership in Health Care

HLHS 4127 Women and the Business of Healthcare

HSCI 3200  Healthcare Informatics

Human Services – General

HUSV 2035 Introduction to Human Services

HUSV 2010 Case Management

HUSV 2020 Crisis Intervention: Theory & Practice

HUSV 2025 Helping and Counseling Skills

HUSV 3005 Advocacy in Human Services

HUSV 3015 Delivering Human Services

HUSV 3020 Documentation in Human Services

HUSV 3030 Group Work

HUSV 3035 History of US Social Welfare Policy

HUSV 3122 Conflict in Human Services

HUSV 4020 Diversity in Human Services

HUSV 4030 Human Service Ethics

Human Services Administration

HUSV 2035 Introduction to Human Services

HUSV 3020 Documentation in Human Services

HUSV 3015 Delivering Human Services

HUSV 3025 Funding and Human Service Organizations

HUSV 3040 Human Service Management

HUSV 3045 Outreach and Marketing in Human Service Organizations

HUSV 3070 Supervision in Human Services

HUSV 4010 Community Organizing

HUSV 4030 Human Service Ethics

HUSV 4040 Program Evaluation

HUSV 4055 Social Welfare Policy

HUSV 4112 International Non-Governmental Organizations

Human Services Practice

HUSV 2035 Introduction to Human Services

HUSV 2010 Case Management

HUSV 2020 Crisis Intervention: Theory & Practice

HUSV 2025 Helping and Counseling Skills

HUSV 3005 Advocacy in Human Services

HUSV 3015 Delivering Human Services

HUSV 3020 Documentation in Human Services

HUSV 3030 Group Work

CHFS 3030 Family Intervention

HUSV 3035 History of US Social Welfare Policy

HUSV 3122 Conflict in Human Services

HUSV 4015 Contemporary Issues in Human Services

HUSV 4020 Diversity in Human Services

HUSV 4030 Human Service Ethics

HUSV 4152 Counseling Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Populations

HUSV 4162 Human Services with Special Populations

Policy

HUSV 2005 Women in the Helping Professions

HUSV 3035 History of US Social Welfare Policy

HUSV 4050 Social Policy Analysis

HUSV 4055 Social Welfare Policy

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More Information

Students also can take courses through residencies which may include travel, face-to-face workshops, or experiential learning. Consult the Residencies webpage for more information.

Qualified, matriculated undergraduate students can take up to three graduate courses and incorporate them into their bachelor’s degree.

For further information on the courses offered, please see the SUNY Empire State College course catalog.