Follow Christ, Lead the Way

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.
This degree program is available in the following formats:

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MAJOR24 Hours

  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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