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The Bachelor of Professional Studies in Human Services curriculum is designed with the needs of the community in mind. It provides students with a theoretical and practical framework that prepares them to assume positions in the human service field. Graduates are expected to demonstrate mastery of core competencies that include:

  • Abnormal and deviant behavior, including mental illness, drug or alcohol abuse, and criminality
  • Social problems, including poverty, racism, ageism and the social organizations designed to address these problems
  • The history of human services and social welfare policies
  • Successful intervention skills, including the nature of helping relationships, communication, delivery of individual and group services, and effective casework management
  • The interrelatedness of Christian faith with stewardship and service to others
Course Number Course Name   Credits
HSS 201  Introduction to Human Services 
HSS 301  Social Welfare Agencies/Policies
BBL 408  Foundations of Christian Thought
HSS 205 Cultural Competence 
HSS 305 Counseling & Helping Skills I
ADL 432 Human Services: Research and Resources
HSS 307  Generalist Practice, Model & Theory 
HMT 411 Humanities
HSS 434 HSS Applied Research and Statistics 3
HSS 450 Field Experience 6
HSS 401 Senior Seminar 3

Students must complete 90 semester hour credits before participating in the field experience at the start of term four. Students must complete prerequisites Abnormal Psychology (three credits) and Introduction to Sociology (three credits) by the beginning of term four. Students must also complete Lifespan Development (three credits) and Human Diversity (three credits). The Human Services major requires 120 credits for graduation.

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