Community and Human Services Degree Guidelines for Associate in Arts and Associate of Science For Students Matriculated On or After September 1, 2021

Community and Human Services Degree Guidelines for Associate in Arts and Associate of Science For Students Matriculated On or After September 1, 2021

Sponsor:

School of Human Services

Contact:

Department Chair

Category:

Academic

Number:

100.

Effective Date:

09/01/2021

Implementation History:

Keywords:

Community, Human Services

Background Information:

Purpose

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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.

Studies in Community and Human Services emphasize five foundations. For the associate degree, students are expected to meet a minimum of at least three foundations through courses and/or prior learning assessment and explain in the rationale essay how these foundations are met.

Foundation # 1: Human Behavior

  • Learning outcome: The student will be able to explain 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 identify 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 identify skills in assessment, intervention, and evaluation with individuals, families, groups, and/or communities.
  • Learning outcome: The student will be able to apply knowledge, values, and skills related to the proposed field of study.

Foundation # 4: Ethics

  • Learning outcome: The student will be able to articulate the code of ethics and/or the professional standards within the proposed field of study.
  • Learning outcome: The student will be able to identify possible conflicts between one’s own values and professional expectations.

Foundation # 5: Diversity

  • Learning outcome: The student will be able to articulate the range of human diversity, 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 identify 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.

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