Jun 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Human Services Management and Leadership, BS

The mission of the Human Services Management and Leadership (HSML) program is to prepare human service practitioners, through education, research, and service, to serve as leaders in community-based service organizations.  The HSML program provides an innovative interdisciplinary curriculum designed to prepare highly competent professionals to work in organizations serving individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.

Students may indicate an intention of majoring in Human Services Management and Leadership (HSML) at any point during the early part of their academic career by declaring a pre-HSML major. They may consult with HSML advisors regarding degree requirements at any time. However, formal acceptance as an HSML major program is contingent upon (a) earning a “B” or better in HSML 3000, (b) having a 2.75 GPA overall, and (c) approval of a formal application for admission. Applications are available from program faculty.

Program Chair: Dr. Alex Colvin, Phone: 972-338-1354, Email: Alex.Colvin@untdallas.edu

Click here for the Recommended Course Sequence degree plan.


Building Blocks for the Degree

  1. Texas Core Curriculum: All students are required to complete 42 hours of the Texas Core Curriculum to earn a degree.
  2. Major Requirements: Completion of a minimum of 36 hours from the human service curriculum, of which 27 must be advanced. Student select one track in either the Administrative or Direct Practice Track. Students should complete 3000-level courses before enrolling in 4000-level courses. Students must earn a grade of C or higher in all major requirements. 
  3. Major Track Internship: Students must complete an internship for this majors.  Students must apply for an internship the semester before enrollment.  Applications can be obtained from the Program Coordinator.
  4. Specialization/Certificate Program Requirements: A minimum of 12 hours in one of the approved human services specialization or certificate programs, specifically Applied Gerontology, Substance Abuse & Addiction, or Alternative Dispute Resolution. Students must earn a grade of C or better in all specialization/certificate requirements. 
  5. Other Courses: Students must have a minimum of 120 credit hours to graduate with a degree from UNTD.  Students may complete a minor, certificate program or general elective courses to meet this requirement.


Core Curriculum Recommendations

UNTD adheres to the Texas Core Curriculum established in Texas Education Code Chapter 61, Subchapter S.  Courses designated on the transcript as a Core Foundation Area will be applied to the Texas Core Curriculum.  As a new Freshman student starting at UNTD (or transfer student looking ahead to attend UNTD), taking the recommended UNTD courses (or equivalent) can reduce hours to degree and provide more opportunities for elective courses.


Texas Core Curriculum, 42 hours

Courses with an asterisk (*) also count for the major.


Major Requirements, 15 hours

The following courses are required for the Human Services Management and Leadership, BS degree. 

Select one internship depending on major track selected:


Major Tracks, 18 hours

Students must select one track and complete all courses listed.

Administrative Track

Direct Practice Track


Required Certificate, 12 hours

Select one certificate from the following options: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Applied Gerontology, Nonprofit Management, or Substance Abuse and Addictions. Must earn a grade of C or better in each course listed.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Select one elective course:


Applied Gerontology

Select one elective course:


Nonprofit Management


Substance Abuse & Addiction


Suggested Electives


Additional UNTD Degree Requirements

  • All students must meet the General University Requirements as well as the major requirements.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Human Services Management & Leadership GPA of 2.0 or greater in major requirements, track and certificate coursework.



  • * Requires students to complete an application a semester before enrollment. See Program Coordinator for the application.


Total hours to complete degree: 120 semester credit hours