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Human Services

Program Description

If you enjoy working with people and have a desire to help others achieve their goals, the Bachelor of Science in Human Services is an ideal option for you. The degree program, delivered 100% online, is an interdisciplinary program that draws heavily from the disciplines of criminal justice, psychology, and sociology. The curriculum is designed to equip students with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values appropriate for successful work with individuals, families, and communities.

The program places an emphasis on gaining real life experience. Practical experience and networking opportunities are built into the core courses of the program.  Graduates of the program can seek positions in advocacy roles, social support, and management in non-profit organizations.

Learning Outcomes/Critical Skills:

  • Development in humans from a lifespan perspective
  • Cultural competence
  • Conduct needs assessment
  • Design and evaluate programs for a variety of interventions
  • Leadership and administration of social service agencies
  • Apply ethical and legal standards in a variety of settings
  • Analysis of reports, statistics, and research findings
  • Family dynamics and their role in overall functioning
  • Case management roles and responsibilities
  • Addictions and the impact on future success
  • Crisis intervention

Career Opportunities Include:

  • Caseworker
  • Community Planner
  • Program Director or Assistant
  • Behavior Analyst
  • Child Welfare Specialist
  • Adult Services Specialist
  • Guardianship Specialist
  • Social Services Intake Specialist
  • Parole and Probation Specialist
  • Corrections Officer
  • Senior Living Specialist
  • Disability Development Specialist
  • Behavioral Programming Specialist
  • Crisis Interventionist
  • Peer Specialist