Academic Catalog


Bachelor of Science Human Services (BS)

Kristy Carlisle, Undergraduate Program Director
Chaniece Winfield, Online Program Coordinator

The program leading to the Bachelor of Science in human services prepares students for entry-level positions in a wide variety of community service settings. Students in the program learn the roles and functions of the human service profession; characteristics of human growth and development; personal, social, and environmental factors affecting individual development; characteristics of human service agencies; theories and skills of human services; and how ethical issues, legal issues, and multicultural issues affect the work of the human service profession. Graduates are prepared to assist clients in coping successfully with developmental tasks of normal growth and in solving problems caused by personal, social, and environmental stress. Graduates may be employed in a wide variety of settings including mental health, disability services, substance abuse, aging/gerontology, domestic violence, child and youth services, correction/criminal justice, health care, recreation/fitness, and vocational rehabilitation.


Students must have a grade point average of 2.00 or above and have successfully completed ENGL 110C and ENGL 211C or ENGL 231C.  A grade of C or better must be earned in ENGL 110C and ENGL 211C or ENGL 231C to meet the undergraduate writing program requirement.