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Human Relations Major (B.S. Degree)
Department of Psychology / Department of Sociology / Department of Speech Communication


The Human Relations major is a structured, 60-credit, multidisciplinary major in psychology, sociology, and speech communication that leads to a Bachelor of Science degree. It is designed to serve a variety of professional interests that focus on personal interaction in human relations.

Major Objectives


Students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate effective interpersonal communication skills.
  2. demonstrate effective written communication skills.
  3. demonstrate conceptual knowledge of core courses in the major.

Major Course Requirements

Courses Credits
Required Courses
PSY 1113 or
PSY 1213
General Psychology I or
General Psychology II
3
PSY 3113 Social Psychology 3
PSY 3133 Human Development 3
PSY 3203 Industrial/Organizational Psychology 3
PSY 4103 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY 2353 Interviewing Techniques 3
SOC 1113 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC 2113 Social Problems 3
SOC 3103 Race and Ethnicity 3
SOC 2153 Sociology of the Family 3
SP C 4223 Group Interaction and Leadership 3
SP C 4213 Communication in Conflict Management 3
SP C 4133 Persuasion 3
SP C 3463 Family Communication 3
SP C 4233 Intercultural Communication 3
SP C, PSY, OR SOC Colloquium 1-2
Total Required Course Credits 46-47
 
Electives *
in psychology, sociology, speech communication to total at least 13 credits:
PSY 2102 Self Concept Development 2
PSY 4153 Personality Psychology 3
PSY 4213 Principles of Counseling 3
PSY 4263 Techniques of Counseling 3
SOC 3153 Urban Sociology 3
SOC 3213 Political and Social Philosophy 3
SOC 3433 Death and Dying 3
SOC 4143 Social Theory 3
SOC 4183 Cultural Anthropology 3
SP C 2213 Introduction to Organizational Communication 3
Total Elective Course Credits 13
 
Total Human Relations Major Credits 60

* Special studies (appropriate topics), internship, practicum, and study abroad courses are strongly recommended as electives.