Human Services

Human Services

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Human Services program educates students through a Christian perspective about social issues, problems and professional ethics and values that are the foundation of human services. Graduates are equipped to make effective contributions to the field of Human Services through work at agencies involved in mental health care, welfare, corrections, education, and other areas. A Behavioral Science concentration is also available.

Why Human Services?

A human services career is extremely rewarding as a result of helping others overcome obstacles and providing guidance for members of society that are in distress. Human services professionals are employed in a variety of settings, including clinics, hospitals, group homes, correctional centers, government agencies, day treatment centers, sheltered workshops, extended care facilities, community-based living homes and social service agencies throughout the community.

Coursework Details

Courses are structured in a convenient 8-week format for working adults. Skilled and experienced professors with real world expertise instruct the courses and will work directly with you to expand your knowledge and improve your skills. Students are required to posses a high school diploma before enrolling in the Bachelor of Human Services program. Students can enroll with or without an associate's degree. Students may be able to transfer up to 64 credits towards the Bachelor of Human Services degree online.

General Education (36 semester hours) - courses in communications, literature, statistics, humanities, fine arts, social and behavioral sciences, natural science, and Christian Studies. These are viewed as being the liberal arts component of a degree and are foundational to upper division courses.

Core Courses (36 semester hours) - courses in human services, social work, psychology, human development, sociology, management, business communications, and computer information systems.

Major Electives (18 semester hours) - 300-level and above courses in business, criminal justice, human services, management, organizational leadership, psychology or sociology; at least three 400-level courses must be included.

General Electives – courses that permit students to take additional work in subjects that interest them and that will be helpful in their careers. It is important to consult with an advisor when selecting electives.