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You can see the possibilities in Health and Human Services and decided to start here as you explore majors. Perhaps you like to help people or find medicine interesting. On this path, you'll find a variety of careers where you can make a difference in the lives of others.

As you discover what's available, you'll get advice from advisors and build connections with other students who are exploring majors in this field, just like you.

First-Year Course Guidelines

Below, you'll find the typical first-year courses taken by students in Exploratory Health and Human Services. Your courses may be slightly different, based on placement testing and courses you've already taken through dual enrollment or Advanced Placement (AP).

First Semester (Fall)

  • DVST 160 (1cr)
  • CHHS 281 Pathways in Health and Human Services (1cr)
  • Dimensions of Wellness Course (3cr)
  • Major Course (based on potential major) (3cr)
  • Social Science Course (3cr)
  • ENGL 101 OR ENGL 100 (based on placement) (3cr)

Second Semester (Spring)

  • Major Course (based on potential major) (3cr)
  • HIST 196 OR HIST 197 OR HIST 198 (3cr)
  • Fine Arts Course (3cr)
  • Social Science Course (3-6cr)
  • ENGL 101 (if not taken in fall) (3cr)

Courses are part of the required First-Year Experience

Liberal Studies Courses to Consider Your First Year

Social Science Electives

Students must complete three alternatives in fulfilling social science requirements. Some may be required or strongly recommended by the major. Note that you may use a prefix only once. Courses marked (GMA) may also fulfill the Global and Multicultural Awareness requirement.

  • ANTH 110 Contemporary Anthropology (GMA)
  • ANTH 211 Cultural Anthropology (GMA)
  • ANTH 213 World Archaeology
  • CRIM 101 Crime and Justice Systems
  • ECON 101 Basic Economics
  • ECON 121 Principles of Economics I
  • GEOG 101 Geography of Human Environment Interaction
  • GEOG 102 Geography of US and Canada
  • RGPL/GEOG 103 Global Cities: Issues in Planning and Development (GMA)
  • GEOG 104 World Geography/Global Context (GMA)
  • JRNL 105 Journalism and the Mass Media
  • PSYC 101 General Psychology
  • PLSC 101 World Politics (GMA)
  • PLSC 111 Power and Democracy in America
  • SOC 151 Principles of Sociology
  • SOC 231 Contemporary Social Problems

Dimensions of Wellness Electives

  • COMM 143 Media Wellness
  • COSC 143 Cyber Wellness
  • ECON 143 Financial Wellness
  • FCSE 143 Financial Wellness
  • FDNT 143 Current Issues in Nutrition and Wellness
  • FIN 143 Financial Wellness
  • KHSS 143 Contemporary Women's Wellness
  • KHSS 143 Physical Well-Being
  • KHSS 143 Wellness through Strength Training

An alternative method of fulfilling this requirement is the completion of one year of Military Science/ROTC:

  • MLSC 101 Introduction to Military Science and Lab
  • MLSC 102 Fundamentals of Military Science and Lab

Verified successful completion of basic training in any US Armed Service is transferable as MLSC 101 and 102. MLSC 203 and 204 may be substituted for MLSC 101 and 102.