The Human Services major (BS) is for students preparing for a career as helping professionals, broadly trained to provide direct service, advocacy and coordination of services.
Students complete nine core four-credit classes (36 credits), sixteen elective credits in areas such as violence prevention, family studies, disability studies or aging studies, and a 160-hour practicum at a community-based agency. This coursework and community experience is designed to prepare professionally and culturally competent students who integrate theory and practice in order to effectively deliver human services.
The flexible, student-centered curriculum emphasizes advocacy, social justice, empowerment and a strengths-based approached.
- deliver best-practices human services that meet the needs of the multi-cultural communities they serve.
- use quality data to inform decision making.
- communicate effectively in all relationships.