Human Services: Children and Youth

Human Services: Children and Youth concentration image
Bachelor of Science

The Children and Youth concentration provides an overview of services available for children and adolescents. The curriculum addresses issues related to current social services and counseling practices, providing the student with a base knowledge about the systems and services related to children and adolescents.

Goals:
• Provide students with an understanding of the social services system;
• Develop basic counseling skills and approaches for children and adolescents;
• Develop an understanding of child development theory and childhood disorders; and
• Prepare students for professional social service and counseling environments.

Special Features:
Two internships (160 hours each) in social services or child-related settings are based on students‘ interests, experience and academic preparation.

Program Requirements:
• Students must earn a minimum grade of a "C" in each 100-200-level Human Services course;
• Students must have earned at least 30 academic hours to be eligible for internship;
• Students may repeat 100/200-level Human Services courses in which they first earned a grade less than "C" only once; students who cannot achieve a grade of "C" or above on the second attempt may not continue in the program; and
• Students must complete 12 credit hours in a Children and Youth Internship.

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES 
   Course (Credits)
   See Degree Requirements: General Education requirements (33)
   Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Information Literacy:
   SB 375 Methods of Inquiry (3)
   Senior Capstone: HS 499 Senior Capstone (3)
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS - 39

PROGRAM COURSES
Art & Sciences Courses
   Course (Credits)
   HU 465 Ethical Issues in Organizations (3) 
   SB 120 Introduction to Psychology (3)
   SB 121/122/123 Child Psychology/Adolescent Psychology/Adult Psychology (3) 
   SB 130 Introduction to Sociology (3)
   SB 231 Social Problems (3)
   SB 311 Contemporary Ethnic Families (3)
   SB 323 Abnormal Psychology (3)
   SB 324 Childhood Disorders (3) 
   SB 333/335/301/436 Human Rights and Genocide/
      Comparative Social Institutions in U.S./
      Models of Society/Class, Status and Power (3)
   SB 336 Social Welfare Policies (3)
Total Arts & Sciences Program Credits - 30

Career Studies Courses
   Course (Credits)
   HS 110 Introduction to Human Services (3)
   HS 121 Child, Youth and Family Services (3)
   HS 240 Introduction to Counseling (3)
   HS 282 Internship (6) 
   HS 343 Intervention Strategies (3) 
   HS 345 Counseling Families in Crisis (3)
   HS 382 Internship (6)
   HS 475 Program Planning and Evaluation (3)
Total Career Program Credits - 30

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS - 60

ELECTIVES
Open Electives
   Course (Credits)
   100-400 level (21)
Total Open Elective Credits - 21

TOTAL ELECTIVE CREDITS - 21

TOTAL CREDITS FOR DEGREE - 120



Contact Information:

Mary Handley
Professor and Program Director, Human Services
242 Williams Hall
Phone: (315) 655-7131
Email: mhandley

Ann Sheedy
Assistant Professor
Williams Hall 243
(315) 655-7326
Email: alsheedy


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