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:
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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
In addition to the courses listed on this page, graduates must meet the requirements listed here, including:
- A General Education Core
- Associate degrees – 36 credit hours
- Bachelor’s degrees – 45 credit hours
- Minimum credit hours
- Associate degrees – 60 credit hours
- Bachelor’s degrees – 120 credit hours
- Some majors require more credit hours than the listed minimums.
- Students choose elective courses to complete credit hour requirements.
- Electives may apply toward a minor, certificate, associate degree, or second major.
- Sometimes a course required in a student’s major can also fulfill a requirement in the GenEd core. (See notes on the individual major pages.)
Find complete information in the OCU Academic Catalog.
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