The ASC in Psycho-Social Developmental Studies (PSDS) provides pre-professional training for students planning careers in human services (social work, counseling, education, corrections, psychology, and human development). The curriculum combines existing liberal arts courses and cooperative education at designated field sites in partnership with a social service agency or hospital. This certificate is unique because of the linkage and collaboration with liberal arts courses (interdisciplinary).

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively via writing, speaking and non-verbal cues.
  • Manage a group by supervising, negotiating, evaluating others, fostering teamwork and open communication.
  • Operate a computer to manage records, communicate, and gather information.
  • Interact effectively and ethically one-on-one or in a group, show good listening skills, empathy, and problem-solving.

You are eligible to apply if you:

  • Are 18 years of age or older, or
  • Have earned a U.S. high school diploma, GED or equivalency

International Student requirements and information

Submit an application if you are:

  • Not currently enrolled at any of the UH system campuses
  • A first-time college student
  • A returning student (a person who previously attended but is not currently enrolled at any other UH campus)
  • A transfer student (a person who is currently or was previously enrolled at a non-UH institution)
  • Transfer Credit Search - UH System Course Transfer Database
  • An Early Admit or Running Start student (a junior or senior high school student admitted under the Early Admission or Running Start program)
Program taught in:
  • English

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This course is Campus based
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Sep 2019
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