Community and Human Services Degree Guidelines for Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Professional Studies for Students Matriculated On or After September 1, 2021
|School of Human Services|
|Community, Human Services|
Community and Human Services is a field of study that aims to prepare learners to improve the quality of life of individuals, families, groups, and communities; develop, enhance, and improve access to services for people in need; and promote equality and social justice.
For the bachelor degree, students are expected to meet all of the five foundations through courses and/or prior learning assessment. Students will explain how they meet each of these foundations in the rationale essay.
Foundation # 1: Human Behavior
- Learning outcome: The student will be able to analyze human behavior within the context of various social, developmental, global, economic, political, biological, and/or environmental systems.
Foundation # 2: Service Delivery
- Learning outcome: The student will be able to evaluate institutions and policies that are relevant to the delivery of services in the proposed field of study.
Foundation # 3: Skills & Application
- Learning outcome: The student will be able to apply skills in assessment, intervention, and evaluation with individuals, families, groups, and/or communities.
- Learning outcome: The student will be able to integrate knowledge, values, and skills related to the proposed field of study.
Foundation # 4: Ethics
- Learning outcome: The student will be able to apply the code of ethics and/or the professional standards within the proposed field of study.
- Learning outcome: The student will be able to reconcile possible conflicts between one’s own values and professional expectations.
Foundation # 5: Diversity
- Learning outcome: The student will be able to analyze the impact and importance of human diversity on service delivery, including but not limited to, race, ethnicity, gender, class, socioeconomic status, age, culture, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, sexual identify, geographic differences, and/or ability.
- Learning outcome: The student will be able to examine the impact of one’s own power, privilege, and oppression on work with individuals, families, groups, and communities.
Students pursuing degrees in Community and Human Services cannot use the terms “counseling” or “therapy” in their concentration titles. Students should consult with their mentors about concentration titles appropriate for their degree plans.