MSU’s online Human Services bachelor’s degree is a non-teaching degree track that focuses on intellectual and developmental disabilities. Graduates can be certified as a Qualified Intellectual Developmental Disabilities Professional.
Students will understand the importance of equality and rights for those with intellectual or physical disabilities. Communication skills will be built to be effective and sensitive in working with a range of client communication styles. Classes discuss the assessment process to determine the needs, preferences, and capabilities of clients using appropriate tools and strategies, and how to create individual goals and objectives for clients.
Required classes include topics such as:
- Health care in developmental disabilities
- Positive behavior supports
- Promoting inclusive opportunities
- Assisting people with traumatic brain injury
- Autism spectrum disorder
- Employment for people with developmental disabilities
- Official transcripts (including all high school, GED, and/or college)
- ACT/SAT scores
- High School Core Admission requirements (if applicable)
School Accreditation Statement
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission