2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

General Human Services Major (BSHS)

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Human Services

Majors: General Human Services, Biblical Studies

Major Mission: The mission of the General Human Services major is to prepare students for a career in the social services field, equipping them for employment within the society and/or faith-based, non-profit social service field.

Major Outcomes - Students will:

  1. Define human service practice from a strengths-based perspective.
  2. Summarize one’s practice orientation through effective written and oral presentation
  3. Demonstrate the skills and interventions needed for effective social service delivery.
  4. Demonstrate basic knowledge of case documentation, assessment, treatment planning and referrals.
  5. Identify areas of personal growth as an emerging human service professional, reflecting through the lens of a biblical worldview.
  6. Appraise various theoretical assumptions relating to human behavior as observed within a practice setting.
  7. Devise a plan for professional development that aligns with sound human service practice principles.

General Human Service Program Description: The General Human Service Program prepares students to engage in entry-level social service settings within the broader society as well as in a faith-based context. The students complete foundational social work courses, specifically geared to work with children, families, and those experiencing some social service injustice. Students are able to select additional coursework aligned with their interests in either social work, counseling, criminal justice or other person-centered courses from other departments. The major provides the student with a cross disciplinary approach to entry-level work. Students complete 300 hours of internship during their third and fourth years in various human service settings

General Human Services Program Purposes: The purpose of the Human Services field is to prepare students for the multi-faceted work with various populations. Along with the previously mentioned Program Outcomes, students within the General Human Services major achieve the following purposes:

Purpose 1: Identify the elements of one’s personality, interpersonal skills, and integration of faith as they contribute to, or hinder, practice in a social service setting.

Purpose 2: Identify how social policy and funding sources impact the ability to deliver effective social services.

Purpose 3: Interpret the use of professional ethics within practice settings.

Purpose 4: Demonstrate the skills and interventions needed for effective social service delivery, contrasting them through a biblical worldview lens.

Purpose 5: Exhibit professional writing skills and knowledge of the professional language of human service work.

Purpose 6: Summarize evaluations and assessments of clients observed in a practice setting.

General Human Services Program Requirements: The General Human Services program prepares students who experience some uncertainty about specific career planning within the social service field. There is a high degree of flexibility with the program, allowing students to opt into the General Human Services major when it is a most logical choice, typically before the start of their junior year. Once students enter the program, attention focuses on areas of interest for them to complete their internships. Students participate in four semesters of internship, 50 hours per semester in their junior year and 100 hours per semester in their senior year. Additionally, coursework supports the student’s future career aspirations.

General Human Services Major Curriculum

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

LBC 101Engaging Faith & Life

3

THE 105Prelude to Biblical & Theological Studies

3

LAN 101College Composition and Research

3

SWK 102Introduction to Social Work

3

PCN 123Introduction to the Counseling Profession

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Spring Semester

BIB 105Biblical Hermeneutics

3

LAN 104Public Speaking

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective

3

LIT ____LIT Core (100/200 Level)

3

PHE 180Sports & Games

2

SWK 204Cultural Diversity

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

CSV 201Christian Service I

0

BIB 103Creation & Covenants: OT I

3

MAT ____MAT Core

3

SOC 203Principles of Sociology

3

SCI ____SCI CORE (100/200 Level)

3

SWK 206Human Behavior & the Social Environment I

3

PCN 212Systems of Counseling II: Psychology

3

Total Credit Hours:18

Spring Semester

CSV 202Christian Service II

0

BIB 104Israel's Life & Literature: OT II

3

THE 223Christian Narrative I: Creation & Fall

3

THE 480Selected Topics in Theology

3

HIS ____HIS Core (100/200 Level)

3

SWK 202Social Work Policy & Practice

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Junior Year

Fall Semester

BIB 203Life of Christ: NT I

3

THE 224Christian Narrative II: Redemption

3

BIB ____Bible Elective (BIB, BOT, BNT, THE)

3

SWK 320Social Work and Mental Health

3

PCN 332Abnormal Psychology

3

HSV 305Agency Field Practicum I

1

Total Credit Hours:16

Spring Semester

BIB 204Early Church: NT II

3

BOT ____Bible Old Testament Exegetical Elective

3

SOC 340Writing on Social Issues

3

SWK 216Social Work with Older Adults

3

SWK 212Social Work and Child Welfare

3

HSV 306Agency Field Practicum II

1

Total Credit Hours:16

Senior Year

Fall Semester

BNT ____ Bible New Testament Exegetical Elective

3

BIB ____Bible Elective (BIB, BOT, BNT, THE)

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective (400 Level)

3

SWK 213Social Work & Addictions

3

PCN ____3, 1-credit PCN Electives

3

HSV 400Advocacy & Methods for Human Functioning

3

HSV 405Agency Field Practicum III

2

Total Credit Hours:17

Spring Semester

THE 320

HUM 422Christian Perspectives

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective

3

____ ____Major Elective

3

HSV 406Agency Field Practicum IV

2

Total Credit Hours:14