Human Services Learning Outcomes
The Bachelor’s of Science in Human Services Program provides a course of study which prepares students as entry level human service workers or continue graduate study in Human Services, Social Work, Counseling, and Psychology.
To achieve these goals, students majoring in Human Services will:
- Apply knowledge of key theories and approaches underlying human services intervention, such as the prevention model, the empowerment model, and the ecological model;
- Outline the history of human services;
- Describe the common events and/or conditions that create the need for human services interventions; e.g., poverty, substance abuse, family stress, mental illness, aging, and physical disability;
- Demonstrate effective oral and written communication and intervention skills in classroom and clinical settings;
- Articulate and apply theories and principles of human development to understanding human service problems and to service planning;
- Describe how culture influences human behavior and help-seeking;
- List factors which facilitate or limit access to services and community resources;
- Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the contribution of social policy and funding mechanisms to human service delivery;
- Employ information literacy skills to identify appropriate evidence-based interventions;
- Describe and adhere to the guidelines for ethical practice and the values of human services professionals;
- Design an original human service program to meet a community need, including a plan for evaluation;
- Describe the impact of discrimination on human behavior and potential.
Note: Learning goals are subject to regular review and revision.