Associate in Arts Degree Human Services

PROGRAM CODE: 1A03803

The Associate in Arts Degree Human Services prepares students for a variety of careers in public and private social service agencies. Course work includes completion of 30 units plus 6 elective units in one or more specialty areas of Alcohol and Drug Studies, Conflict Resolution, Criminal Justice, Family Studies, Gerontology, Human Services Generalist, and Victimology.

To earn an Associate Degree students must complete:

  1. all major course requirements with a grade of C or better
  2. Cypress College Native General Education requirements; California State University General Education Breadth requirements (CSU GE Breadth) or IGETC General Education requirements
  3. any elective courses to complete a minimum of 60 units, and
  4. with an overall GPA of 2.0.

At least 50% of all major course work must be completed at Cypress College. Courses that fulfill major requirements for an Associate Degree at Cypress College might not be the same as those required for completing the major at a transfer institution offering a Baccalaureate Degree. For information on specific university requirements, please consult with your counselor, or visit the Transfer Center.

Required Core Courses are listed below (30 units). It is recommended that all fieldwork courses (HUSR 201 C or HUSR 211 C) be taken only after consultation with an Academic Counselor, Department Chair or the course instructor:
HUSR 200 CIntroduction to Human Services3
HUSR 210 CIntroductory Fieldwork 13
HUSR 211 CAdvanced Fieldwork 13
HUSR 222 CGroup Leadership-Group Process3
HUSR 224 CSelf-Esteem Strategies3
HUSR 240 C Drugs and Alcohol in Our Society3
HUSR 241 CIntervention Strategies3
HUSR 275 C Ethical Issues in Human Services3
PSY 139 CDevelopmental Psychology3
COMM 120 CIntercultural Communication3
Electives - Select 6 units from the list below:6
Introduction to Family Studies3
Crisis Intervention and Referral3
Helping Skills-Human Services3
Families and Substance Abuse3
Behavior Modification3
Drugs and Physiology3
Co-Occurring Disorders3
Sociology of Aging3
or HUSR 250 C
Psychology of Aging3
Introduction to Victimology3
Society and Victimization3
Prevention Strategies3
Counseling in Criminal Justice3
Introduction to Criminology3
Conflict Resolution-Mediation3
Careers in Criminal Justice3
Cross-Cultural Criminology3
Cross-Cultural Psychology (formerly PSY 237 C)3
American Ethnic Studies (formerly ETHS 100 C)3
Honors American Ethnic Studies
Total Units36