Psychology and Human Services
Students interested in working in the socially relevant, rewarding field of Human Services will explore issues in mental health, social problems, and criminal justice. This program provides a solid foundation for a student who wishes to work in, or pursue further educational opportunities in psychology, social work, corrections, counseling, or human service organizations. Students in the human services program explore techniques to help people cope with a variety of concerns and problems that affect their lives, such as substance abuse, disability, criminal justice issues, and domestic violence. Areas of focus include instruction in human service skills such as counseling, social work, and psychology. This program includes classes that emphasize the roles and responsibilities of human services professionals and their application in a variety of community services settings.
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- Curriculum Summary
- Program Objectives
Upon successful completion of this program, graduates should be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of assessment methods, treatment planning and case management.
- Understand concepts, theories, and techniques that are foundational to the practice of human/social services.
- Analyze the major sociological theories and relevant concepts.
- Demonstrate comprehension of the scientific method, the variety, and appropriateness of research designs and the application and interpretation of the findings.
- Critically evaluate and apply theoretical concepts to specific criminal justice phenomenon past and present.
- Synthesize major concepts and theoretical perspectives of psychology.
- Apply theories of social interaction and other individual life skills.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the American Criminal Justice System, its obligations to the community and the scope of responsibilities of the various local, state and federal law enforcement agencies beginning with arrest, through corrections.
- Analyze concepts of law and utilize social resource opportunities applied to prepare and presenting casework. Demonstrate the ability to translate this information to written, verbal and electronic formats.
- Collaborate to describe the importance of standards relating to ethics, communication, and cooperation within a variety of cultures and situations in the criminal justice system.