Brookdale offers the following degrees and certificates in Psychology and Human Services; click on any degree to read more in our online catalog.
This option prepares students to transfer to a baccalaureate psychology program. The coursework is designed to foster an appreciation and understanding of (1) the scientific study, (2) measurement, and (3) perspectives and concepts (both historical and contemporary) of behaviors and mental processes fundamental to psychology. Program graduates will learn fundamental knowledge concerning psychological processes and research methods for investigating basic and applied problems in psychology. Students will apply relevant research to analyze and evaluate psychological perspectives and concepts.
The Human Services A.S., Pre-Social Work Option, prepares students to transfer to a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program. The required coursework is designed to help students develop an understanding of human and social systems, as well as the ethics and values that guide human services practitioners, with emphasis on social work. Students learn through a combination of classroom work and fieldwork, spending 285 hours in human services agencies such as hospitals, mental health centers, social service agencies, substance abuse counseling sites and other facilities.
The Human Services A.S., Addiction Studies Option, prepares students to transfer to a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program, Bachelor of Human Services program, or other closely related program while simultaneously earning addiction certification credits. The curriculum provides a foundational education in human services, complemented by a comprehensive approach to addiction studies. In addition to time spent in the classroom, students spend 285 hours in agencies where clients with addiction struggles are supported, namely, hospitals, mental health centers, social service agencies, substance-abuse counseling sites and other facilities.
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