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Human and Social Services

Bachelor Of Science Degree

Human And Social Services Major

The purpose of the Human and Social Services major is to prepare students for careers related to social programs in the community. This degree is not a social work degree.
The B.S. program in Human and Social Services helps students to prepare for careers related to social programs in the community. The objectives for this degree program are as follows.
The student will be able to:
  • Evaluate the meaning of social problems, identify of the trends which lead to the development of social problems and contemporary methods of dealing with the problems;
  • Restate role of Social Workers including the values and ethics associated with the profession;
  • Analyze the students’ own self-identity and personal issues which may hinder the deliverance of effective human and social services;
  • Identify and apply different research methods, concepts and terminology in Lifespan Development;
  • Identify and evaluate counseling techniques for community and social work;
  • Evaluate the effects of social interaction on behavior and the ways in which the study of social behavior is scientific;
  • Discriminate between the principles and techniques of research design and analyzing empirical data; and
  • Explain and judge ways in which society is influenced by business, technology and urban influences.
Human and Social Services Major Subject Area Credits
Area I: General Education Requirements
AP 140 Fundamentals of Speech (5)
BI 104 Biological Sciences (5)
EN 101 Use of the English Language I (5)
EN 102 Use of the English Language II (5)
EN 301 World Literature (5)
HU 104 World Civilization (5)
MA 101 Introductory College Mathematics (5)
PY 201 General Psychology (5)
SO 201 Introduction to Sociology (5)
SP 101 Elementary Spanish I (5)
SP 102 Elementary Spanish II (5)
Total General Education Requirements (55)
Area II: Human and Social Services Core Requirements
SO 301 Courtship and Marriage (5)
SO 302 Social Problems (5)
SO 304 Introduction to Social Work (5)
SO 306 Management (5)
SO 307 West Indian Societies (5)
SO 309 Social Psychology (5)
SO 315 Introduction to Counseling (5)
SO 402 Introduction to Research (5)
SO 404 Community Placement (5)
ED 201 Human Development (5)
HE 101 Health Education (5)
MA 207 Statistics (5)
Total Human and Social Services Core Requirements (70)
Area III: Approved Human and Social Services Electives (20)
Area IV: Approved General Electives (45)
Total Credits Required for Graduation (180)