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Bachelor of Science in Human Services

If you’re looking for an interdisciplinary education to train you for a career in helping others, or to give you the right foundation to pursue graduate studies in the area of human services or related fields, the Bachelor of Science in Human Services is designed for you. Combine your drive to help others with professional knowledge and training.The goal of this program is to train you to serve in positions that will improve the quality of life of others. You’ll be equipped to solve problems, meet the needs of people who are hurting, and advocate for change in the systems that affect the lives of those who need assistance most. Graduates of this program will be qualified to work in environments such as clinics, nursing homes, social services agencies, substance abuse programs, homeless shelters, and community organizations.

This degree requires a 250-hour internship, which allows you an opportunity to take the theories you have learned and apply them to real world social services and faith-based agencies. The 250 hours are spread over a 16 week period.
Help meet the need for human services workers. Employment is projected to grow 22% from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. (U.S. Department of Labor “Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014–2015 Edition”)

Program Details

39 hours of major core
54 hours of general education
31 hours of electives

Total credit hours — 124

Sample Core Courses

  • Case Management and Intervention (HUSV 2043) — This course gives students a foundation in case management competencies and intervention strategies.
  • Group Dynamics (HUSV 3033) — This course is a study of group dynamics, with particular attention to therapeutic group- process. The role of the leader, issue-specific or problem-specific group facilitation, and strategies for dealing with particular group-process issues will be emphasized. Participation in group-process is required of every student.
  • Program Planning and Evaluation (HUSV 3063) — This course will examine the theory, process and procedures of program planning and evaluation. This course will also provide students with the basic set of skills necessary to design, develop and evaluate various human service programs.
  • Human Services and Faith Integration (HUSV 3433) — The purpose of this course is to provide students with an opportunity to explore human services from a Christian world view that involves intentionally integrating faith and human services with an emphasis on spiritual and professional growth.

 

Introduction to Human Services

Case Management and Intervention

Human Services Delivery

Human Services and Development Across the Lifespan

Group Dynamics

Human Diversity

Program Planning and Evaluation

Human Services Practicum and Field Experience I and II

Management in Human Services

Conflict Resolution in Human Services

Human Services and Faith Integration

Research Methods

Research support specialist

Director of operations

Teen program manager

Case coordinator

Case management aide

Community outreach worker

Direct care counselor

Program coordinator

Social service administrator

Youth specialist