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HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAM / A.S. DEGREE

Ammerman
Hegis Code: 5501

Program Learning OutcomesCurriculum Code: HUSR-AS
 

     This curriculum provides opportunities for students seeking transfer to bachelor degree programs in social work, counseling or human services as well as for students seeking employment in human services upon graduation. Human services is a broadly defined, multidimensional helping profession that assists individuals, families and groups to meet challenges in their ability to cope during life transitions, crisis, and when under stress. Human service professionals are employed in a variety of fields including mental health, health, developmental disabilities, child welfare, corrections, services to youth, the elderly and to those who are homeless or poverty stricken. It is an eclectic field requiring a strong liberal arts background with an emphasis on the social and behavioral sciences as well as courses providing a foundation in the history, methods, theory and helping skills of the human service profession. Courses in the curriculum include a two semester practicum providing students a supervised fieldwork experience in a local human service agency. Students complete 140 field hours in HUS201 and 180 field hours in HUS211. Some sites require a criminal background check and/or additional health requirements which must be met at the student's expense.

     Students seeking to transfer to a bachelor's degree program are advised to consult the intended transfer institution to ensure a successful transfer. The program has agreements with Adelphi University, Molloy College, Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus and SUNY at Stony Brook School of Social Welfare which facilitate the acceptance of all credits to their bachelors degrees in social work.

     Curriculum-specific courses are offered primarily on the Ammerman campus. Other courses may be completed at any of the college's campuses. HUS101, Introduction to Social Welfare, is open to all students, fulfills a SUNY General Education Social Science Requirement, serves as a social science or unrestricted elective in liberal arts curricula and as the first course in the Human Services Program sequence. The final three program courses (HUS201, HUS205 and HUS211) are offered only during the day. Other courses are offered both day and evening. HUS103 is offered only in the spring semester.

     Students must achieve a minimum passing grade of C in each Human Services (HUS) course in order to continue to the next course in the Human Services Program and to qualify for graduation.

Admission Procedures and Requirements

     Entering students should have an 80 high school average. Students already enrolled in college should have completed 12 college level credits with a 2.8 GPA. including ENG101 and PSY101 with grades of C+ or better. All applicants must have satisfactorily completed all required developmental reading and writing courses. Maturity, strong interpersonal and communication skills as well as appropriate volunteer experience are preferred for all applicants. An interview is required. Students are admitted fall and spring. Most students who are admitted meet more than the minimum standards.

FIRST SEMESTER: 17.5 credits Lec. Lab Cr.
ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3 3
* Humanities Elective 3 3
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum HUS101: Introduction to Social Welfare 3 3
Θ LIB101: Research Essentials: The Library and the Internet 1.5 1.5
Physical Education 2 1
PSY101: Introduction to Psychology 3 3
SOC101: Introduction to Sociology 3 3
         
SECOND SEMESTER: 17 credits Lec. Lab. Cr.
BIO101: Principles of Biology 3 2 4
ENG102: Introduction to Literature 3 3
HSC114: Group Dynamics 3 3
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum HUS103: Interviewing in Social Work Practice
     (Spring semester, day and evening)
3 3
Physical Education 2 1
PSY210: Lifespan Development 3 3
         
THIRD SEMESTER: 17-18 credits Lec. Lab. Cr.
** Elective 3 3
Humanities Elective 3 3
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum HUS201: Human Services Seminar and Field Practicum I
      (Fall semester, day only)
3 8 5
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum HUS205: Theory & Methods of Helping in the Human Services
      (Fall semester, day only)
3 3
*** Mathematics Elective 3-4 3-4
         
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15 credits Lec. Lab. Cr.
¥ Elective 3 3
History Elective 3 3
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum HUS211: Human Services Seminar and Field Practicum II
     (includes 180 hours of field work)
3 12 6
§ Social Science Elective 3 3
         
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 66.5 - 67.5

*To be selected from: ART101, ART111, ART112, ART113, MUS101, MUS206, MUS210 or THR101
** POL103, POL105 required for students applying to a Bachelor of Social Work program.
*** MAT103 recommended for students applying to a Bachelor of Social Work program.
To be selected from any HUM, PHL or Foreign Language course.
HIS104 is required for students applying to a Bachelor of Social Work program. Other students may select from: HIS101, HIS102, HIS104, HIS201, HIS107, IND101, or IND102.
§To be selected from: ANT101, ANT103, ANT211, GEO101, GEO102, HIS118, HIS119, HIS120 or POL107
¥ CDC111, CDC115, CDC120, HSC111, PSY215, SOC203, recommended. Students wishing to meet the maximum SUNY General Education requirements should select HIS101, HIS102, HIS107, IND101 or IND102 If not chosen in History Elective above.
Θ May also be met by COL101: College Seminar or LIB103: Library Research and Methods.
 Courses that constitute the major in this
curriculum These courses constitute the major courses in this curriculum.
 NOTE: 1) Students planning to transfer to SUNY four-year institution should check the SUNY core General Education Requirements in the college catalog for information on selection of elective courses.
2) See Transfer Opportunities for articulation agreements with four-year colleges and universities.

REQUIRED CREDIT DISTRIBUTION
Human Services 20 credits
English / Humanities 12 credits
Social Science 15 credits
Math / Science 7-8 credits
Health Careers 3 credits
Electives 6 credits
Library Research or Freshman Seminar 1.5 credits
Physical Education 2 credits