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The following certificates are available through the Department of Human Services and Counseling:
The 16-credit Certificate of Completion in High Risk Youth Studies is a comprehensive learning opportunity for anyone who wishes to learn about current prevention, intervention and treatment practices for high risk youth in a wide variety of practice settings.
Ms. Annie Butler is the main advisor for High Risk Youth Studies.
In order to qualify for the Certificate of Completion in High Risk Youth Studies, you must complete an application verifying 300 hours of clinical or volunteer experience working with youth at risk. You must complete each course in the certificate program with a grade of “C” or better.
|HSP 3230 – High Risk and Offender Youth Credits||4|
|HSP 3260 – Systems Serving Youth Credits||2|
|HSP 3490 – Multicultural Issues in Human Services Credits||4|
|HSP 3590 – Counseling the Resistive Adolescent Client||2|
|HSP 4540 – Youth, Drugs, and Gangs Credits||2|
|Choose one of the following:|
|HSP 1020 – Introduction to Trauma Informed Care||3|
|HSP 3550 – Intimate Partner Violence||3|
|HSP 4160 – Human Trafficking||3|
|SWK 3010 – Social Work Practice with Children and Youth||3|
|PSY 3260 – Psychology of Adolescence||3|
|CJC 3350 – Juvenile Justice and Delinquency||3|
|SOC 3400 – Child and Adolescent Socialization||3|
Are you a working professional or non-degree-seeking student who may or may not have a baccalaureate or master’s degree, or training in the administration of nonprofit organizations? This certificate of completion is intended to provide you with additional knowledge and skills in nonprofit management.
All courses within this certificate can be applied toward the completion of the Human Services major.
Please note: if you are a degree-seeking MSU student, the minor in Nonprofit Studies is a better educational opportunity for you.
HSP 2010, Intro to High Impact Nonprofit Organizations, is the prerequisite for upper division nonprofit classes so take this class during your first semester in the program.
Some of the nonprofit classes are offered only in the fall or spring semesters, so it’s important to work with an advisor and plan accordingly. All classes have English 1010 and English 1020 as prerequisites. These are waived for non-degree seeking students.
|HSP 2010 – Intro to High Impact Nonprofit Organizations||3|
|Choose five of the following:|
|HSP 2760 – Social Media for Social Change||3|
|HSP 2780 – Building a Sustainable Nonprofit||3|
|HSP 3210 – Organizing and Advocacy for Social Change||3|
|HSP 3510 – The People of Nonprofits: Staff, Board, Volunteers, Clients, and You||3|
|HSP 3810 – Fundraising Strategies for Nonprofit Organizations||3|
|HSP 3860 – Social Entrepreneurship||3|
|HSP 4030 – Grantwriting for Social Change||3|
|HSP 4450 – Nonprofit Financial Management and Financing||3|
In order to qualify for the Nonprofit Studies Certificate, you must be first be accepted as an MSU Denver student. While enrolled in the certificate program, you must also complete a minimum of 300 hours of volunteer experience in a nonprofit agency that applies the skills learned in the classroom. If you can demonstrate that you have at least 300 hours work experience in a nonprofit organization, paid or unpaid, this requirement may be waived. You must complete each course in the certificate program with a grade of “C” or better.