Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College offers the Bachelor of Science in Human Services as intended for undergraduates who wish to seek employment or advance their skill and career options in a variety of human services positions, including labor relations, child protective services, employment, recruitment and job placement, or compensation, benefits, and job analysis.
Human Services providers are a relatively new profession that has emerged as a result of development in mental health agencies and social services settings. Social services and human services providers are one of the lynchpins of society’s ability to care for those who have difficulty caring for themselves.
Graduates of the program are expected to be proficient in the ability to demonstrate understanding of human behavior systems ranging from individuals and groups to organizations and communities. Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of laws and government services agencies in the field of human services, funding methods, funding sources, and regulations.
Through this program students will develop and communicate an understanding of sensitivity in issues of diversity in human services and develop a basic understanding of organizational structure, operation, and management techniques essential to the operation of human services programs, including grant-writing, planning, and budgeting. The program allows students to acquire concepts, analytical tools and operational knowledge to assume responsibilities in human services, specializing in not-for-profit management and mental health administration.
The curriculum consists of classes in non-profit administration, government surveys, introduction to human services, human services techniques and casework methods, human services techniques and group and community methods, law, ethics and society, techniques of counseling, abnormal psychology, contemporary social problems, sociology of families, and racial and cultural minorities among many other topics required to develop a necessary and proficient understanding required for a profession in this field.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
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