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The College of Health Sciences and Human Services serves 1,600 students enrolled in successful, established programs in counseling, medical lab sciences, nursing, public health and social work. Many of our programs are offered on the Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and Stephenville campuses as well as online via the Global Campus.
Department of Counseling
Counseling offers a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, which includes coursework that satisfies the academic requirements to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Texas. Students with a teaching certificate and two years of teaching experience who are interested in becoming a Professional School Counselor may take coursework that satisfies the academic requirements for the TExES school counseling certification test. The Counseling faculty truly care for students while maintaining high standards. Online or hybrid classes are offered evenings and weekends to meet the busy demands of career and family.
Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences and Public Health
The Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences and Public Health offers prestigious programs in both the Fort Worth Medical District and on the Stephenville campus. Our laboratory education programs prepare students for well-paying and high demand positions in clinical laboratories. Our Public Health degree options include Health Educator, Public Health Laboratory Scientist and pre-graduate tracks.
Department of Nursing
Celebrating its 40th anniversary providing nursing education, the Department of Nursing boasts more than 1,000 students in a variety of programs. Our nursing students have a 90.9% pass rate on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensure (NCLEX) exams and are making a real impact on Texas healthcare.
Department of Social Work
Students enrolled in the Social Work Program respond to the diverse needs of multicultural communities throughout North and Central Texas, with an emphasis on service to Hispanic, military and rural populations. The profession of social work is guided by a Code of Ethics, with core values of service, integrity, importance of human relationships, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, and competence. Social work graduates in Texas are eligible for licensure at both the baccalaureate and graduate levels, providing a myriad of opportunities for employment. Faculty engage with students in research and community-based projects, which form the foundation of our excellent curriculum.