Client Centered Minor

Psychology and Social Science Bachelor's Degree Program

BVU’s client centered minor is designed for individuals who work directly with clients in human services–related agencies.

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Why should I earn a client centered minor?


Gain knowledge on psychology in various life stages, child development, human relationships, and more. 

Widely Applicable

This minor will enrich a variety of people-focused degrees so you can better serve the people you work with, no matter where or in what function. 

Go Further

If you already work with the public on a regular basis, this minor can enhance your skills in serving the clients you see every day — and can help grow your client-facing career. 

What I Can Do With a Client Centered Minor

  • Social and human service assistant
  • Community health worker
  • Social worker
  • Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselor

Online & Hybrid

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Learn Completely Online

Earn your degree at your convenience with our easy-to-access, fully online curriculum. With one click, you can view assignments and grades, set up appointments with specialized tutors around the clock, access the student lounge, engage in group discussions, or contact professors. Get the BVU experience on your schedule, wherever you are.

    Hybrid Learning

    You can earn your Psychology and Social Science degree without leaving your community. Hybrid courses combine the benefit of live ​video instruction with the convenience of online learning. In addition to a weekly class, hybrid students complete their coursework online and receive personalized advisement from local BVU site staff.

      Client Centered Courses

      • Courses

        • EDCO 240 Development of the School-Age Child
        • EDCO 245 Learning and Motivation: School-Age Children
        • EDCO 370 Human Relations
        • HMSV 351 Aging in American Society
        • HMSV 352 Child and Family Welfare
        • HMSV 353 Social Interventions with Families
        • SCWK 270 Family Relationships
        • SOCI 361 Racism and Sexism in American Life
        • PSYC 291 Learning and Memory
        • PSYC 364 Industrial Psychology
        • 6 credit hours of upper division electives from PSYC, SCWK, or SOCI 6 credit hours of upper division electives from PSYC

      Transfer to BVU

      BVU has transfer agreements with Iowa’s community colleges, helping you get the most out of your hard-earned credits.

      Contact an academic advisor at 712.749.1000 to see how your credits will transfer.

      Financial Aid & Scholarships

      We’ll help you figure out your options for financial assistance and possible scholarships.

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      Client Centered Faculty

      Our instructors are committed to helping you build the future in Iowa and beyond.

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      Transfer Your Credits

      Do you have previously earned credits or an associate degree? BVU accepts most — if not all — of your credits so you don’t have to retake courses.

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