Human Services

An overview of the social service field, this degree presents the theoretical approaches to the development of human services and helps students explore careers in the social welfare system. Beginning skills are taught in some courses. Social Work education can begin at the Associate in Science level and may advance through a baccalaureate program, a master’s degree and a doctorate in Social Work and/or related fields. Rewarding career possibilities exist at all levels. Jobs are available in family services, aging, health and mental health, addictions, disabilities and numerous other areas. This degree may be earned part-time.

For information, contact area coordinator, Heather Boone, at (609)343-4934 or hboone@atlantic.edu.

 

Upon completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Describe the social and historical factors that have led to the development of the social welfare system in the United States;

  • Explain the history and social position of the social work and human services fields;

  • Apply basic intervention skills and strategies used in working with human service clients. Among these are the following: interviewing and counseling skills, data collection and assessment skills, problem-solving skills, referral skills, documentation skills and system change skills;

  • Identify and explain public and private agencies, their services as well as how these services are organized and implemented;

  • Explain key behavioral theories and rationales that guide intervention strategies;

  • Communicate professionally and effectively concerning agencies, their work and clients

(HUSV-Fall 2020)

General Education Courses

When a course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General Education courses.

Communication

Course #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
6

Mathematics-Science-Technology

Choose: BIOL103-Biology of our World or BIOL118-The Human Body

(BIOL118 is recommended for students transferring to BSW programs.)

 

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (4 Credits)  +
4
Sub-Total Credits
11

Social Science

Course #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
9

Humanities

Choose: ARTS103, ARTS108, ARTS109, ARTS115, DANC170, MUSC100 or THEA110

Course #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
6

Program Courses

Choose: GOVT101 or GOVT110

Choose two: ANTH103, GEOG102, HSRV141, HSRV142, HSRV143, HSRV144, HSRV145, PSYC204, PSYC212, PSYC214, SOCL200, SOCL202, SOCL206, SOCL207 or SOCL221

 

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
28
Total credits:
60

Recommended sequence of courses:

Second Semester

Choose BIOL103 or BIOL118

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (4 Credits)  +
4
Sub-Total Credits
16

Third Semester

Choose ARTS103, ARTS108, ARTS109, ARTS115, DANC170, MUSC100 or THEA110

Choose ANTH103, GEOG102, HSRV141, HSRV142, HSRV143, HSRV144, HSRV145, PSYC212, PSYC214, SOCL200, SOCL202, PSYC204, SOCL206, SOCL207 or SOCL221

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
16

Fourth Semester

Choose GOVT101 or GOVT110

Choose ANTH103, GEOG102, HSRV141, HSRV142, HSRV143, HSRV144, HSRV145, PSYC204, PSYC212, PSYC214, SOCL200, SOCL202, SOCL206, SOCL207 or SOCL221

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
12

Overview

Program

Human Services

Type

Associate in Science