2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 20, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVE]

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 42 semester hours in Social Science Core/Human Services courses
  • Minimum 24 semester hours of upper division courses
  • Satisfactory evidence of Christian character and doctrinal views

See Undergraduate Core   for graduation requirements.


Course of Study (120)

Human Services Major (54)

Human Process - Choose one of the following (3)

Comparative/Physiological Process - Choose two of the following (6)

Professional Experiences - Choose one of the following (3)

Designated Electives (12)

  • Choose four courses from PSY courses, HMS courses, SOC 2110 or SOC 3740   

Open Electives (12)

  • Choose 4 courses from any department

Note: 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 3 - Fall

Year 3 - Spring

Year 4 - Fall

Year 4 - Spring

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