Human Services Degree Options
The Human Services Program is an option provided through the Psychology Department.
Human Services Program Mission
It is the mission of the Human Services Program to provide students with a quality human services education. Students graduating from the program will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level jobs at a wide variety of local, county, and state agencies, or for transfer to a four-year school for completion of a Bachelor’s Degree.
Human Services Program Vision
The vision of the Program flows from its mission and includes the following:
- Graduate human services professionals with a broad perspective on local to global issues that affect the people they serve
- Maintain a faculty, full-time and part-time, who support human services education and the empowering philosophy of the human services profession
- Embrace and promote advancements in the human services professional using updated technological and methodological approaches to educational delivery and client services
Fitness for the Profession Policy
The Human Services Program, in accordance with best practices outlined by the Council for Standards and Human Services Education (CSHSE), maintains the following Fitness for the Profession Policy:
As a career preparation program for the profession of human services, the Human Services Program takes seriously its responsibility to train students who are mature, dedicated, responsible, skill-full, introspective, and culturally competent. Therefore, students in the Human Services Program are evaluated on both their practitioner skills and their personal attributes as they relate to effective human services practice. To maintain good standing in the Human Services Program, students must:
- Demonstrate respect for others, strong interpersonal skills, professionalism, self-reflection, and self-care.
- Embrace the values of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).
- Adhere to Ethical Standards set forth by the National Organization for Human Services.
This policy is intended to not only inform students of what is expected of them in the Human Services Program, but also, inspire their personal and professional growth, with support from dedicated Human Services faculty. *All human services students must sign the Behavioral Expectations Form indicating their intent to comply with this policy.
Human Services A.S. Degree Options
- Pre-Social Work Option Overview
- Addictions Studies Option Overview
Human Services Program Accreditation
The Program is accredited through the Council for Standards in Human Services Education (CSHSE).
Human Services Faculty & Staff
Human Services Program Coordinator: Sara Barnett Burrill
Human Services Field Placement Coordinator: Dr. Nicole Jackson Walker
Human Services Full-Time Faculty:
Human Services Adjunct Faculty: