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Psychology & Human Services Degrees

Brookdale offers the following degrees and certificates in Psychology and Human Services; click on any degree to read more in our online catalog.

Social Sciences Program, Psychology Option, A.A.

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.


Human Services Program A.S., Pre-Social Work Option

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.


Human Services Program A.S., Addiction Studies Option

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. Download the Addiction Studies brochure


Human Services Program A.S., Generalist Option

The Human Services A.S., Generalist Option, prepares students to transfer to a Bachelor of Human Services program or closely related degree 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.  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, counseling sites and other facilities.


CADC Credential – Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Students who complete the suggested course sequence for A.S., Addictions Studies Option, will have fulfilled the academic competencies for the Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) credential awarded by the state of New Jersey. Brookdale does not provide supervised Praxis hours for the CADC, nor does Brookdale award the CADC credential itself. Students may apply with the NJ Board of Consumer Affairs to have their Brookdale credits counted toward the CADC coursework requirements.


Social Services Academic Credit Certificate of Achievement

The Social Services Certificate is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in social services. Those earning a certificate will develop skills to become competent and effective entry-level social service workers. Department of Human Services (DHS) employees who complete recognized DHS training modules in the areas of child protective services, mental health, or developmental disabilities, will be given the opportunity to convert their training to academic credit.  Additional general education coursework is required to earn the Social Services Academic Certificate of Achievement.


 

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