Online Associate of Arts in Human Services

The Human Services major is for students who want to equip themselves with an education in human services skills. The integration of a Christian worldview ensures the education is morally and ethically grounded. This major prepares individuals for entry-level positions in a variety of human services professions and provides a foundation for a number of bachelor-level programs, such as criminology, counseling, ministry, psychology, and social work. *This major does not prepare students for licensure.

Major Objectives

Upon completion of this major, a student should be able to:
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    Integrate Christian principles in critical thinking and decision-making.
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    Demonstrate awareness and improvement of thinking and learning strategies.
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    Exhibit competency in general education subjects.
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    Comprehend interpersonal communication skills.
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    Apply assistance and services as appropriate to human need and situations.

GENERAL EDUCATION 45 CREDITS

REQUIRED HUMAN SERVICES COURSES15 CREDITS

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    This course serves as an overview of fundamental concepts of human services. The perspective will be a biblical worldview at the areas of addictions, criminology, family studies, psychology, and sociology. Students will develop their own personalized view of the helping professions.
     
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    This course allows students to gain skills in communication for helping professions, including rapport building, interviewing, active listening, and documenting. The topics of personal awareness, problem solving, diversity, and confidentiality will also be addressed.
    (Prerequisite: HSV1000)
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    This course provides a relevant and current review of social issues. A focus on opportunities will allow students to discuss problems in positive terms and determine their role in making a difference in society and in their professions.
    (Prerequisite: HSV1000)
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    This course provides a review of current social issues. A focus on opportunities will allow students to discuss problems in positive terms and determine their role in making a difference in society and in their professions.
    (Prerequisite: HSV1000)
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    The course examines the structure of public and private services and institutions. Students will gain knowledge in how these can be best utilized to serve general, at-risk, and vulnerable populations.
    (Prerequisite: HSV1000)

Total60 Credits

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