Human Services

Human Services

Professor: Douglas Challenger 
Associate Professor: Jean Dawson, Allan Rachlin
Assistant Professor: Johnna Pike 

A Bachelor of Arts degree is offered in Human Services for online and traditional students.

An Associate of Arts degree is offered in Human Services for online students.

A Certificate is offered in Human Services for online students.

The mission of the Human Services Program is to produce graduates who have demonstrated competency in understanding the administration and organization of human service agencies, community resources and advocacy, research and analytic methods, and the appropriate skills needed to utilize and apply this understanding to promote individual empowerment, community development and public policy. 

Human Services faculty are committed to providing students with a quality liberal arts education and the theoretical foundation of the discipline, combined with an understanding of social science methodologies as they apply to policies and practices that support vulnerable populations as well as children and families. Major attention is given to the career roles, social interaction and social forces that contribute to improving the capacity of systems, organizations, and individuals to cope with changes in fiscal, administrative and political realities.

The goals of the Franklin Pierce Human Services Program are for students to develop a sociological understanding of the nature of human systems; learn to critically analyze how communities are organized and how national policy is created; understand the conditions that promote or limit human development, consider problems and formulate solutions, and become literate and trained in contemporary social scientific methods of data collection, analysis and program evaluation. Students will strengthen their speaking, writing, and presentation skills. Students will be encouraged to rethink current social welfare policies and be actively engaged in positive reform of the system (Praxis) when they enter into their professional careers. 


Major Requirements

In addition to completing graduation requirements, Human Services majors will complete the following sequence of courses:

HCA360 Healthcare Ethics, Policy and Law
HU101 Introduction to Human Services
HU450 Contemporary Social Problems in Human Services
HU489 Senior Human Services Project
MT260 Statistics
SO101 Introduction to Sociology
SO203 Grassroots Activism for Social Change
SO205 Race and Ethnicity in Society
SO318 Social Science Research Methods
SO320 Social Welfare Policy
SO321 Social Science Computer Skills

Major Electives
Choose four of the following electives, at least one from each group, and two must be 300 level or higher:

Human Services Management:
HCA201  Introduction to Healthcare Management
HU495   Internship in Human Services
MN321   Organizational Behavior
 
Case Management:
PS220  Group Dynamics
PS340  Techniques of Counseling
PS345  Crisis Intervention
 
Human Society:
HU211   Death and Dying 
HU220   Creating a Family
SO220   Families in Society
SO421   Inequality in Society

Recommended Curriculum Guide-Human Services

First Year

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

HU101

Introduction to Human Services

3

SO203

Grassroots Activism for Social Change

3

GLE101

First-Year Inquiry Seminar

3

_______

MT260 Statistics

3

GLE110

First-Year Composition

3

_______

General Education Elective

3

_______

General Education Elective

3

_______

General Education Elective

3

SO101

Introduction to Sociology

3

_______

General Education Elective

3

 

  Total

15

 

 Total

15

Second Year

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

SO205

Race and Ethnicity in Society

3

SO318

Social Science Research Methods

3

HU___

Human Services Elective

3

SO321

Social Science Computer Skills

1

______

General Education Lab Science I

4

GLE230

Second-Year Composition

3

______

General Education Elective

3

______

General Education Lab Science II

3

______

General Education Elective

3

______

General Education Elective

3

 

  Total

16

 

  Total

13

Third Year

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

SO320

Social Welfare Policy

3

HCA360

Healthcare Ethics, Policy and Law

3

______

General Education Elective

3

HU___

Human Services Elective

3

HU___

Human Services Elective

3

______

Elective*

3

______

Elective*

3

______

Elective

3

______

Elective

3

______

Elective

3

 

  Total

15

 

  Total

15

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

HU450

Contemporary Social Problems in Human Services

3

HU489

Senior Human Services Project

3

HU___

Human Services Elective

3

______

Elective

3

______

Elective

3

______

Elective

3

______

Elective

3

______

Elective

3

______

Elective

3

______

Elective

3

 

  Total

15

 

  Total

15

 

 

 

 

Total Credits

121

Associate of Arts Degree in Human Services                                                                
In addition to graduation requirements, students must complete the following requirements to obtain the degree:

General and Liberal Education Core:
GLE103 Career Image, Planning, and Management 
GLE110 First-Year Composition
GLE230 Second-Year Composition
MT260 Statistics
______ Natural Science Core Elective I
______ Natural Science Core Elective II

One course from two of the following areas:
One 100-200-level Social Science 
One 100-200-level Humanities
One 100-200-level Art and Design


Major Requirements:
HU101 Introduction to Human Services
SO101 Introduction to Sociology 
SO205 Race and Ethnicity in Society
SO318 Social Science Research Methods

Two of the following must be completed:
PS101 Introduction to Psychology 
PS211 Psychology of Aging
PS215 Health Psychology
PS230 Child and Adolescent Development 
SO203 Grassroots Activism for Social Change
SO220 The Family

General Electives 
13-19 electives depending on course selection.

Certificate in Human Services                                                                                                            

The Certificate program in Human Services has been designed to give a maximum amount of specialized training with a limited amount of time and course work. Normal time to completion is 1.6 years. In addition to certificate requirements, students must complete the following:

HU101 Introduction to Human Services
PS322 Social Psychology*
PS340 Techniques of Counseling I* 
SO101 Introduction to Sociology 
SO220 The Family*

Three of the following must be completed:
MN321 Organizational Behavior* 
PS101 Introduction to Psychology 
PS211 Psychology of Aging 
SO205 Race and Ethnicity in Society*
*Requires prerequisites

 

 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

HCA201 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTHCARE MGMT
HCA360 Healthcare Ethics, Policy, and Law
HU101 Introduction to Human Services
HU211 Death & Dying
HU220 Creating a Family
HU450 Cont Social Problems in Hum Service
HU489 SENIOR HUMAN SERVICE PROJECT
HU495 HUMAN SERVICES INTERNSHIP
MN321 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
MT260 STATISTICS I
PS220 GROUP DYNAMICS
PS340 TECHNIQUES OF COUNSELING I
PS345 CRISIS INTERVENTION
SO101 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
SO203 Grassroots Activism Social Change
SO205 Race and Ethnicity in Society
SO220 Families in Society
SO318 Social Science Research Methods
SO320 Social Welfare Policy
SO321 Social Science Computer Skills
SO421 Inequality in Society

Major Electives

Required Core Courses

Choose four of the following electives, at least one from each group, and two must be 300 level or higher:

Human Services Management:
HCA201  Introduction to Healthcare Management
HU495   Internship in Human Services
MN321   Organizational Behavior
 
Case Management:
PS220  Group Dynamics
PS340  Techniques of Counseling
PS345  Crisis Intervention
 
Human Society:
HU211   Death and Dying 
HU220   Creating a Family
SO220   Families in Society
SO421   Inequality in Society