At a Glance
- Ideal program for transfer students interested in completing their course work fully online.
- In-person internships provide students the opportunity to experience the real work world.
- Students can take up to 3 classes per semester.
- Individualized planning to fit student needs.
- Part-time schedule accommodates students who are working or raising a family.
- Students can earn 350 hours for eligibility for CASAC-T while earning their bachelor’s degree.
The Generalist concentration of the Human Services program provides students with an overview of the field of human services and the opportunity to learn about issue areas including alcohol and substance abuse, mental health services, foster care, social services, disabilities, elder and health care.
Leading to a Bachelor of Science degree, the program’s curriculum addresses issues related to mental health practice, the social services system and the criminal justice system. As a student in the program, you will choose from a combination of courses, within the Human Services curriculum, that provides you with a base knowledge about the systems and services in your field of interest.
Labor Market Needs for Human Services Practitioners:
The need for practitioners is critical as the Bureau for Labor Statistics projects that the need for Mental Health counselors and workers will increase by 25% (much faster than average) through the year 2029. Currently, there is a substantial lack of practitioners in most areas of mental health including the opioid addiction crisis, drug and alcohol addiction, unemployment, financial hardship issues, partner relationships, aging populations, all which are exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.