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Human Services

The major in human services has been designed for those already working or those interested in working in human services organization. Students in the program examine and evaluate human systems, analyze service problem situations and select appropriate interventions, develop interpersonal skills and administrative competencies, recognize and respect the dignity and worth of all persons, and advocate for social change for vulnerable and oppressed people and groups.

Learning Outcomes

The Human Services major equips students to:

  • Understand the historical, philosophical, and faith-based aspects of human services and integrate those principles into their professional practice.
  • Examine and evaluate human systems-individual, group, family, organization, community, and society from a Christian perspective.
  • Understand the conditions that promote or limit optimal human functioning for individuals, groups and the community at large in order to advocate for social change particularly for vulnerable and oppressed people and groups.
  • Systematically analyze a service problem situation; select appropriate strategies, services,or interventions and evaluate their outcomes.
  • Use critical thinking skills to manage information and communicate it effectively in oral and written form.
  • Develop human service intervention skills appropriate to Bachelor-level education and in preparation for graduate education.
  • Develop interpersonal skills with clients, co-workers, and supervisors.
  • Demonstrate competency in the general administrative aspects of the service delivery system.
  • Recognize and respect the dignity, worth, and right to self-determination of all persons with regard to multi-dimensional aspects of diversity.
  • Implement legal, ethical, and Christian-based principles within the human services profession.
  • Develop an ongoing awareness of their own values, personality styles, interpersonal skills,and limitations.
     
    • Core Requirements

      3   HSC312    Foundations of Human Services
      3   HSC328    Social Welfare Policy
      3   HSC314    Human Behavior and Social Environment
      3   HSC430    Statistical Theories and Applications
      3   HSC392X  Research Design and Analysis
      3   HSC342    Individual Practices and Interventions
      3   HSC343    Group Practices and Interventions
      3   HSC382    Practice Perspectives in Older Adult Care
      3   HSC357    Advocacy and Social Justice
      3   HSC365    Cultural Competence: Divergence of Deviance
      3   HSC440    Not-for-Profit Management
      3   HSC472    Legal and Ethical Issues in Human Services
      2   HSC297    Field Experience in the Human Services I
      3   HSC481X  Faith and Life Issues
      3   HSC492     Integrated Learning Capstone Course
        HSC496     Human Services Learning Outcomes Portfolio
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