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.

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:

HU101 Introduction to Human Services
HU320 Social Welfare Policy
HU450 Contemporary Social Problems in Human Services
HU489 Senior Human Services Seminar 
MT260 Statistics
PS340 Techniques of Counseling I
SO101 Introduction to Sociology
SO203 Community Organization and Advocacy
SO205 Racial Inequality
SO220 Families in Society
SO223 Power, Privilege and Justice
SO225 Social Science Computer Skills
SO318 Social Science Research Methods

Major Electives

Choose two of the following electives:
HU495 Internship in Human Services
PS220 Group Dynamics
PS345 Techniques of Counseling II
PS345 Crisis Intervention

 

Recommended Curriculum Guide-Human Services

Recommended Curriculum Guide-Human Services

First Year

       

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

HU101

Introduction to Human Service

3

 SO203

 Community Organization and Advocacy

3

GLE101

First Year Inquiry Seminar

3

GLE

General Education Elective

3

GLE110

First Year Composition I

3

 MT260

Statistics

3

_______

General Education Elective

3

_______

General Education Elective

3

SO101

Introduction to Sociology

3

 _______

 General Education Elective

3

 

 

15

 

 

15

           
           

Second Year

       

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

SO205

Racial Inequality

3

SO318

Social Science Research Methods

3

SO220

Families in Society

3

GLE120

Composition II

3

______

General Education Lab Science I

4

______

General Education Lab Science II

4

______

General Education Elective

3

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General Education Elective

3

______

General Education Elective

3

SO255

ocial Science Computer Skills

1

 

 

16

 

 

14

           
           

Third Year

       

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

HU320

Social Welfare Policy

3

PS340

Techniques of Counseling I

3

SO223

Power, Privilage, and Justice

3

HU450

Contemporary Social Problems in Human Services

3

GLE___

General Education  s Elective

3

______

Elective*

3

______

Elective*

3

______

Elective

3

______

Elective

3

______

Elective

3

 

 

15

 

 

15

           
           

Fourth Year

       

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

HU___

Human Services Elective

3

HU489

Senior Human Services Seminar

3

HU___

Human Services Elective

3

______

Elective

3

______

Elective

3

______

Elective

3

______

Elective

3

______

Elective

3

______

Elective

3

______

Elective

3

 

 

15

 

 

15

 

Program Courses

HCA201 Intro Healthcare Mgmt
HCA360 Hlthcare Ethics,Plicy,Law
HU101 Intro to Human Services
HU211 Death & Dying
HU220 Creating a Family
HU450 Cont Soc Prob Human Serv
HU489 Senior Human Services
HU495 Human Services Internship
MN321 Organizational Behavior
MT260 Statistics I
PS220 Group Dynamics
PS340 Techniques Counseling I
PS345 Crisis Intervention
SO101 Intro to Sociology
SO203 Cmty Org & Advocacy
SO205 Racial Inequality
SO220 Families in Society
SO318 Soc Sci Research Methods
SO320 Social Welfare Policy
SO321 Soc Sci 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