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. Students will integrate their classroom learning with first-hand experience through a fieldwork-learning project.
This is a 120 hour degree program and the hours are divided as follows:
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Skills: 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 Business with a major in Human Services include Adult Services Worker, Intake Coordinator, Substance Abuse Worker, Elderly Services Provider, Psychiatric Assistant, and Case Manager.
Online Format: The online format of this degree will allow student flexibility in course scheduling and will provide skills in time management, organization, and prioritizing.
Outstanding Professors: Approximately two-thirds of Shorter University’s faculty members have earned the highest degree available in their field of expertise.
Students must meet the following criteria in order to be admitted:
1. Students with less than 24 college transferable hours: a high school transcript, ACT score of 19 or better, SAT score of 450 on each section or better, and a high school GPA average of 2.25 or better. If the student has been out of high school for over 5 years, a high school transcript is required but no ACT or SAT score.
2. Students with 24 or more transferable credit hours need a college grade-point average, based on grades from transferable courses, of not less than 2.0 on a 4.0-point scale from a regionally accredited postsecondary institution.
To graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Human Services the student must have:
1. At least a “C” or better in ENG 1010, ENG 1020, MAT 1110 and all 2000-4000 level courses in the major.
2. A cumulative 2.0 GPA.
Note: Students will have to go to a place of business to complete the clinical hours but the coursework is fully online.