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sample online human services courses

Here is a list of online human services courses offered by UMass Amherst in the past three years. This will give you an idea of the types of online courses you would have the opportunity to choose from. As with all colleges and universities, online courses come and go, and this list is subject to change.

Depending on how you craft your concentration in human services, there may be online courses offered through other academic departments you’ll want to take. For example, if you want to build a concentration in health and human services, take some online health courses. Want to study human services administration? Add online business courses. Or maybe you have past credits you can bring into the mix. The choice is yours. Review our full list of online courses to get a sense of what might be possible for you. 

EDUC 325 Introduction to Special Education


Leadership & Organizational Behavior: Theory and Practice for Counselors, Educators, and Mental Health Professionals
EDUC 591N Substance Abuse Services and Intervention
EDUC 591V Cognitive Behavior for Educators, Counselors & Mental Health Professionals
EDUC 591W  Recognizing Family Values and Initiating Intervention
EDUC 594M Child and Adolescent Development for the Helping Professional
HUMANDEV  270 Child Development
PSYCH 100 Introductory Psychology
PSYCH 297D Disorders in Children
PSYCH 297E Family Psychology
PSYCH 297G Eating Disorders
PSYCH 297T Behavioral and Technology Addictions
PSYCH 315 Cognitive Psych
PSYCH 350 Developmental Psychology
PSYCH 355 Adolescent Psychology
PSYCH 360 Social Psychology
PSYCH 365 Psychology of Aging
PSYCH 370 Personality
PSYCH 380 Abnormal Psychology
PSYCH 383 Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy
PSYCH 391AD Psychology of Adoption
PSYCH 391S Psych Prejudice Sterotyping
PSYCH 397D Autism Spectrum Disorder
PSYCH 404 History and Contemporary Systems
PSYCH 480 Intellectual Disability: Concepts and Controversies
PSYCH 491D Impact of Disabilities on Families
PUBHLTH 302 Community Development & Health Education
PUBHLTH 370 Public Health Through the Ages
PUBHLTH 380 Intro to Health Services Management
PUBHLTH 389 Health Inequities
HPP 507 Violence as a Public Health Issue
HPP 524 Introduction to Health Politics & Policy
HPP 620 Introduction to the US Health Care System
HPP 621 Health Care Organizations & Administration
HPP 622 Program Eval in Health and Human Svs Organization
HPP 627 Long Term Care Policy and Management
HPP 628 Financial Management/Health Institutions
HPP 632 Social Justice & Public Health
HPP 634 Substance Abuse and Public Health
HPP 690G Introduction to Aging and Public Health
HPP  690M Introduction to the US Mental Health System
HPP 690U Public Programs
SOCIOL 103 Social Problems
SOCIOL 222 The Family
SOCIOL 242 Drugs & Society
SOCIOL 322 Sociology of Education
SOCIOL 323 Sociology of Law
SOCIOL 328 Introduction to Social Work
SOCIOL 345 Juvenile Delinquency
SOCIOL 353 Sociology of Medicine
SOCIOL 364 Sociology of Mental Health
SOCIOL 395K Domestic Violence
SOCIOL 397AM Asylums, Madness, and Mental Illness
SOCIOL 397F Gender, Crime, and Families
UWW 350 Experiential Reflections on Health
UWW 377 Child Abuse & Neglect
UWW 391C Introduction to Counseling
UWW 397C Contemporary Issues in Human Services
UWW 397D Disabilities & Public Policy
UWW 397SV Sexual Violence: Interdisciplinary Perspectives