Bachelor of Science in Human Services

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Shorter University’s online Bachelor of Science in Human Services program will help students make a difference in the lives of others and their community and will also help students acquire the knowledge and skills they will need to develop as professionals in the human services industry. This degree prepares the student for positions with clinics, hospitals, government agencies, nonprofits, and other organizations that assist at-risk populations. Students will gain an understanding of the human developmental process and will learn to use their diagnostic skills to analyze and to manage behavioral issues. Students will also gain an understanding of global and domestic problems, cross-cultural differences, diversity, as well as the ethical responsibilities of their profession.

Program Strengths

Students will gain an understanding of the human developmental process and will learn to use their diagnostic skills to analyze and to manage behavioral issues. Students will also gain an understanding of global and domestic problems, cross-cultural differences, diversity, as well as the ethical responsibilities of their profession.

Career Opportunities

Many social support sectors fall under the umbrella of human services, including working with children and families, the elderly, immigrants, veterans, the homeless, and people with disabilities, addictions, or mental illnesses. Human services graduates work alongside social workers, detectives, doctors, and other specialists who help individuals tackle major challenges in their lives.This diversity means that there are a wide variety of careers available for graduates.

Some familiar job titles that can be obtained with a Bachelor of Science with a major in Human Services include Adult Services Worker, Intake Coordinator, Substance Abuse Worker, Elderly Services Provider, Psychiatric Assistant, and Case Manager.

Human Services Course Offerings

ENG 3150 – Academic Writing in Social Science
HUS 3000 – Introduction to Human Services
HUS 3300 – Lifespan Development
HUS 3250 – Professional Ethics
HUS 3410 – Cultural Diversity
HUS 3600 – Introduction to Research Methods
SOC 3090 – Social Psychology
HUS 3700 – Preparing for Applied Research
HUS 3110 – Abnormal Psychology
HUS 3450 – Human Services Theory
HUS 3050 – Counseling Skills
HUS 4180 – Addictive Behavior
HUS 4220 – Case Management
HUS 4510 – Practicum II
HUS 4520 – Practicum III
HUS 4040 – Applied HS Project

Required Minor

Criminal Justice Minor
Sport Management Minor
General Business Minor

*Students will choose one of the minors listed above

For more information, contact:

Dr. Aisha Williams
Director of Human Services
Assistant Professor
awilliams@nullshorter.edu