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Trauma Studies Concentration

The concentration in Trauma Studies offers students the ability to gain practical knowledge and skills necessary for careers that serve a client population that likely has experienced trauma. Students will learn about trauma and complex trauma; the impact trauma has on overall functioning as well as treatment interventions and supportive activities for practitioners who work with this population. The concentration in Trauma Studies was designed not only to allow students choice in meeting their educational and career goals but also to prepare them well for graduate study in mental health and behavioral health programs (e.g., programs leading to an LPC, LAC, LMFT, LCSW, etc. credential).


A message from Dr. Tara Hammar

B.S. in Human Services, Trauma Studies  
General Studies   33 
Human Services core courses 31
Trauma Studies concentration   41 
Electives  15 
Total hours: 120



Trauma Studies courses:  
HSP 2020 - Small Group Dynamics: Theory and Experience  4 
HSP 2030 - Theory and Practice of Counseling 4
HSP 2040 - Family Systems  4 
HSP 2105 - Foundations of Trauma Counseling  3 
HSP 3105 - Exploring the Impact of Trauma Counseling 3
HSP 3220 - Conflict Resolution and Decision Making 3
HSP 3660 - Advanced Motivational Interviewing and Applied Counseling Skills  2 
HSP 4040 - Cognitive Behavior Therapy  3 
HSP 4105 - Advanced Trauma Counseling Skills  3 
HSP 4320 - Psychopathology and the Mental Health Clinician  4 
HSP 4780 - Human Services Internship II 8
Total: 41


A grade of “C” or better is required for each course in this program to count toward the bachelor’s degree.

You must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours in order to graduate and 40 of those credit hours must be upper division (3000 or 4000 level).

Note: If you are on a catalog year prior to 2020, your required coursework will be different than the information presented here. See a department advisor to review a degree progress report to verify which classes you need to complete the program.

Click here to review past and present Academic Catalogs. 

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