2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    Dec 03, 2021  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Services, BS

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The Human Services major prepares students to effectively engage in Human services professional and paraprofessional jobs in such diverse settings as 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.  Depending on the employment setting and the kinds of clients served there, job titles and duties vary a great deal.  A human services career is extremely rewarding because of helping others overcome obstacles and providing guidance for members of society that are in distress.



By completing the Human Services major, each graduate of the program will be able to:

  • Develop a personal biblical philosophy of human helping, emphasizing student strengths and potential growth areas.
  • Apply the principles and skills of ethical decision-making and respect for diversity within a biblical worldview.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills in helping relationships and group dynamics.
  • Recognize the social and psychological dimensions of human interactions in a variety of settings.


Graduation Requirements

  • Minimum 120 semester hours credit
  • Complete 18 hours in Bible and Theology courses.
  • 6 semester hours of Leadership Development courses.
  • Minimum of 30 semester hours of General Education
  • Minimum 48 semester hours in Social Science Core/Human Services courses
  • Minimum 30 semester hours of upper division courses
  • Satisfactory evidence of Christian character and doctrinal views


See Undergraduate Core   for graduation requirements.

Course of Study (120)

Degree Core (54)

Open Electives (18)

Students are encouraged to choose a minor to compliment their major program of study or consider a Bible major. Most minors are comprised of 18 credit hours.

Suggested Program of Study

Year 2 - Spring

Year 4 - Spring

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