Human Services

The Human Services program is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a degree in Human Services, Social Work, Psychology or Sociology. The program combines a broad foundation in the liberal arts with specific courses designed for those interested in working in fields such as mental health, developmental disabilities, social services and youth correctional facilities. Through academic and field practicum experiences, skills in assisting children, adolescents or adults with a variety of special needs are obtained. There are advisement tracks to assist students in choosing the correct coursework that best suits their interests and meets the transfer school’s requirements. This degree program satisfies nine of the state-mandated General Education requirements, thus emphasizing the importance of the liberal arts studies in preparation for the baccalaureate degree.

The Associate in Science (A.S.) degree is awarded upon completion of requirements for this program.

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
• Identify components of the Human Services Delivery System
including:
• the roles of the various members of the service delivery team.
• client assessment/referral process.
• the history of the field of human services.

• Recognize and discriminate between normal and abnormal
development and behavior.

• Differentiate among the three major theoretical perspectives with treatment applications of each.

• Demonstrate application of the client-centered counseling process.

• Employ the concept and components of a therapeutic milieu.

• Display an understanding and respect for the diversity of cultures, races, genders, and sexual orientations among clients and co-workers, and in society as a whole.

• Exhibit the ability to use technology effectively.

First Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
BHS 110 Intro to Human Services 3
CHC 103 OR Child Care and Youth Practicum I OR  
CMH 103 Community Mental Health Practicum I 2
ENG 101 Composition I 3
HMS 100 Introductory Seminar 1
PSY 111 Psychological Principles I 3
PSY 134 Group Dynamics 3
TOTAL   15

Second Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
BHS 103 Social Problems in Today's World 3
CHC 104 Child Care and Youth Practicum II OR  
CMH 104 Community Mental Health Practicum II 2
ENG 102 Composition II 3
PSY 102 Interviewing and Counseling Skills 3
PSY 203 Developmental Psychology 3
WFE 101 Lifetime Wellness and Fitness 3
TOTAL   17

Third Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
PSY 235 or 201 (a) Psychology of Exceptionality 3
PSY 202 Therapeutic Intervention SKills 3
Elective (b)   3
MAT 118 (c) Elementary Statistics (recommended) 3
Science (d)   4
TOTAL   16

Fourth Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
BHS 245 Issues and Ethics in the Human Services 3
PSY 207 Creative Arts Therapy 3
GOV 121, HIS 104, HIS 108 (e) 3
Electives (b) Professional Practice 6
Free Elective (f)   3
TOTAL   18
   TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 66

 

Psychology Advisement Track:

This track is designed for students seeking a Bachelor’s degree in the psychology field. It is recommended that students select the following courses:

First semester: CMH 103 Community Mental Health Practicum I

Second semester: CMH 104 Community Mental Health Practicum II

Third semester: PSY 201 Abnormal Psychology

MAT 109 or higher (MAT 118 recommended)

Fourth semester: PSY 204 and/or PSY 206 Adolescent Psychology
and/or Social Psychology recommended for elective areas.


Sociology Advisement Track:

This track is designed for students seeking a Bachelor’s degree in the sociology field. It is recommended that students select the following courses:

First semester: CHC 103 Child Care and Youth Practicum I

Second semester: CHC 104 Child Care and Youth Practicum II

Third semester: PSY 235 The Psychology of Exceptionality

MAT 109 or higher (MAT 118 recommended)

Fourth semester: BHS 203 – Sociology is recommended for an elective area.


Social Work Advisement Track:

This track is designed for students seeking a Bachelor’s degree in the field of Social Work. It is recommended that students select the following courses:

First semester: CMH 103 Community Mental Health Practicum I

Second semester: CMH 104 Community Mental Health Practicum II

Third semester: MAT 109 or higher (but not MAT 110 or MAT 184)

PSY 201 Abnormal Psychology

Fourth semester: GOV 121 The American National Experience

Philosophy, HIS 108 or any Art History from Appendix H is recommended for elective area

BHS 203 Sociology is recommended for the free elective area

 

NOTES: Students transferring to Marist should be aware that the courses from Appendix H that satisfy the core requirement for the Arts are: ART 101, ART 102, ART 103, MUS 101, MUS 201, MUS 202, DAN 108, or THE 105.

 a. Students need to select the course appropriate for their advisement track.

b. Students need to select from SUNY General Education Appendices E, F, H or I, to satisfy SUNY General Education requirements not already met by other program requirements. Refer to appropriate advisement track for recommended course selection.

c. MAT 109 or higher. MAT 118 recommended. See advisement track for more specific information.

d. Science courses: Any four-credit courses in astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, physical sciences, and physics. See the General Education Appendix B.

e. If choosing the Social Work advisement track, student must choose GOV 121. Read a discussion of the free elective requirement.

f. Read a discussion of the free elective.