A minimum of 62 hours is required for completion of the Associate degree. The Associate of Arts degree in Human Services (AA) includes 26 credit hours of University and general education requirements. Students majoring in Human Services must complete a minimum of 27 hours of credit in the department. These hours must include HS 100, 131, 250, 251, 280 and 281. Nine additional hours must be selected, to develop an emphasis area, in consultation with a faculty advisor. At least six credit hours for the emphasis area must be taken in the Human Services Department. Possible options include, but are not limited to, addiction counseling, youth services, gerontology, victim/survivor services, mental health, or developmental disabilities. If students are not proficient in basic computer applications and internet use, they are encouraged to take CM 100 and/or CM 101. Students must receive a grade of C or better in each course applied to the major.