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 bachelor-level programs such as criminology, counseling, ministry, psychology, and social work. This major does not prepare students for licensure.
On completion of this major, students should be able to:
- Integrate Christian principles in the context of skills required by a helping professional.
- Demonstrate awareness of social issues.
- Exhibit competency in effective interpersonal communication.
- Discuss the importance of cultural competence.
- Evaluate appropriate assistance and services to diverse populations.
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HSV1000 Introduction to Human Services3
Fundamental concepts of human services, addressing addictions, criminology, family studies, psychology, and sociology with a biblical worldview. Students will develop a personalized view of the helping professions.
HSV1100 Applied Skills for Helping Professions3
Skills for communication in the helping professions, including rapport building, interviewing, active listening, and documenting in context with personal awareness, problem solving, diversity, and confidentiality.Prerequisite: HSV1000
HSV1200 Opportunities in Social Issues3
A review of social issues with a focus on opportunities that encourages students to discuss problems in positive terms and determine their role in making a difference in society and in their professions.Prerequisite: HSV1000
HSV2000 Essentials of Human Behavior3
Basic human behavior from a Christian viewpoint as a framework for learning the biological, psychological, spiritual, and social aspects that affect human behavior.Prerequisite: HSV1000
HSV2100 Public and Private Services3
Public and private services and institutions and how these can be best utilized to serve general, at-risk, and vulnerable populations.Prerequisite: HSV1000
Electives in CJU, SAC, MIN, PSY, SOC 9