Bachelor of Science in Human Services
The B.S. in Human Services program provides the academic and
practical experience necessary to enter the field of human services. The
combination of academic theoretical coursework and its application through
supervised field work experience provides students with the breadth of
preparation necessary for employment in a wide range of human service agencies
and community organizations.
The Human Services program is designed for
students who are interested in working in human service agencies and community
organizations, or who wish to advance their education through higher education
in psychology, teaching, counseling, social work, or law. Graduates work in
community health centers, drug treatment facilities, organizations for the
aging, social service, welfare agencies, or mental health organizations. Social
and human service worker is a generic term for people with a wide array of
career interests, including case management worker, social work assistant,
community support worker, mental health worker, juvenile court counselor,
parole or correctional officer, community outreach worker, life skills
counselor, or gerontology aide.
What the job market looks like: Job opportunities for social and
human service workers are expected to be excellent, particularly for applicants
with appropriate education (from the Occupational Outlook Handbook – U.S.
Department of Labor Statistics). Increasingly, postsecondary education or even
postgraduate education (e.g., a Master’s degree) is required to remain competitive
in the field of social and human services.
Degree Requirements Summary
- Human Services Program Requirements (51 credits)
Includes courses in Human Services, Counseling, Supervision, including an Internship and Practicum.
- Program Electives (15 credits)
Includes courses in Human Services, Gerontology, Psychology and Sociology.
- General Electives (18 credits)
Select courses that expand your field of study and provide
depth in a particular discipline. The General Electives allow for transferring
a multi-disciplinary number of credits from other schools, while providing the
opportunity to customize your learning experience.
- University Core Curriculum (36 credits)
Includes courses in Communications, English, Fine Arts,
Humanities, Liberal Arts, Math, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences.
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A maximum of 66 credits may be transferred in from an accredited
two-year school and 90 credits from an accredited four-year school.