Bachelor of Human Services Mission Statement
The Bachelor of Human Services program educates students through a Christian perspective about social issues, problems and professional ethics and values.Although the field of Human Services is broadly defined, the objectives are focused on meeting human needs through an interdisciplinary knowledge base, focusing on prevention as well as remediation of problems, and maintaining a commitment to improving the overall quality of life of service populations. The Human Services profession is one which promotes improved service delivery systems by addressing not only the quality of direct services, but also by seeking to improve accessibility, accountability, and coordination among professionals and agencies in service delivery.
A human services career is extremely rewarding as a result of helping others overcome obstacles and providing guidance for members of society that are in distress. Human services professionals are employed in a variety of settings, including clinics, hospitals, group homes, correctional centers, government agencies, day treatment centers, sheltered workshops, extended care facilities, community-based living homes and social service agencies throughout the community.
Courses are structured in a convenient 7-week format for working adults. Skilled and experienced professors with real world expertise instruct the courses and work with the learner to expand their knowledge and improve skills. Learners are required to possess a high school diploma before enrolling in the Bachelor of Human Services program. Students can enroll with or without an associate’s degree. Students may be able to transfer up to 64 credits towards the Bachelor of Human Services degree online.