Department of Social Work and Human Services

Undergraduate Degree


BACHELOR OF HUMAN SERVICES MISSION STATEMENT

 

The mission of the Human Services degree program is to prepare students to work as case-managers or as entry-level administrators in non-profit, public, or private social service organizations.

 

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

 

By completing a common core curriculum students will be prepared to provide basic individual, group, and community interventions. As well-rounded practitioners, they also will be introduced to research and social welfare policy. So that students are prepared to work within an organizational setting, they will complete 450 hours of field work in existing human service organizations.

 

The curriculum is guided by accreditation standards established by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE).  Students will be eligible to take the certification examination in order to become Human Services Board Certified Practitioners (HS-BCP). For more information, see the Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE) website. Additionally, students who are interested in non-profit management have the opportunity to meet the requirements for the Certificate in Non-profit Management offered by the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (formerly American Humanics) Program.

 

The faculty and/or students of human services often partner to conduct applied/action oriented community-based research. The faculty remains current in the profession by attending professional development opportunities and participating in national, state, and local professional organizations and agencies.