The Bachelor of Science in Human Services 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, extended care facilities, community-based living homes and social service agencies throughout the community. As part of a broad education in the social sciences, students learn to understand and connect with other human beings and apply theoretical principles in a real world environment. 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.
- Minimum 120 semester hours credit
- Minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA
- Completion of a minimum of 30 semester hours of CIU coursework
- Completion of a biblical studies core that includes 18 hours of Bible/theology/ministry courses and at least 12 hours of additional interdisciplinary Bible-related course
- Minimum of 30 semester hours of General Education
- Completion of the 45 hour Human Services major