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Concentration in Human Services
Individuals interested in a career in Human Services will be in high demand in the 21st Century. The changes set in motion in the latter years of the 20th Century, the reduced government appropriations for human services and the heightened demand for such services, require that persons delivering human services be prepared with the skills necessary in this new environment. The dismantling of the welfare state, the shifting of the policy role to state and local governments and the appearance of managed care strategies combine to redefine the skills necessary for Human Services professionals.Concentration (21 Hours)(Select 21 hours from the following list of courses to meet your career objectives)Virtual College (Off Campus)
SOC 140 Introduction to SociologySOC 343 Sociology of Sex RolesSOC 350 Family CommunicationSOC 352 StepfamiliesSOC 355 Sociology of Death & Dying SOC 388 Sociology of the Family in AmericaSOC 644 Sociology of Aging
SOC 665 Social EntrepreneurshipSOC 670 Grant Proposal DevelopmentSOC 673 Program Development and EvaluationSOC 677 Internship: Advanced Grant Writing
Other courses may be selected with the approval of your BGS advisor.
The Bachelor of General Studies with an emphasis in Human Services is a four-year liberal arts degree which provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully deliver human services. It provides maximum flexibility to students in developing their program of study.
Skills and Knowledge:
Human Services Professionals must be able to:
Establish positive relationships with persons needing services even in adverse circumstances
Communicate across different languages, different communities and different cultural settings
Develop shared goals and visions in partnership with persons needing services
Channel forces and resources in the community and communicate across organizational boundaries
Collaborate with other professionals and representatives of the community and willingly share power
Respect people's own judgment about their needs, listen to their concerns and focus on their strengths
Deal constructively with tension, and demonstrate skills of relationship building, negotiation and mediation
Manage information and assess and use technology appropriately
Demonstrate integrity and ethical conduct in dealing with others
Rose Marie Arnhold, Associate Professor, Sociology Dr. Keith Campbell, Professor, Sociology Dr. Pelgy Vaz, Associate Professor, Sociology
Karen Schueler, Instructor of Sociology
Dr. Kirk Johnson, Adjunct Professor of Sociology
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