The Human Services field focuses on meeting the basic needs of your community.
The Human Services field empowers you to provide your community with the highest possible quality of life. In the program, you’ll take courses related to:
To earn this degree, you will complete General Education courses plus 42 hours specific to the Bachelor of Science in Human Services degree.
This introductory survey course provides a broad-based overview of the field of psychology as a scientific discipline. Topics include theoretical perspectives, research methodologies, biological bases of behavior, developmental milestones, learning and memory, motivation and emotion, personality, social psychology, and psychological disorders.
Study of the major theories of and influences on human development from conception through death, including the biological, cognitive, linguistic, emotional, social and cultural dimensions of development. Special emphasis on change processes.
This course studies the behavior and psychological process of individuals who occupy positions in social structures, organizations, and groups.
Positive psychology seeks to understand optimal human behavior. It emphasizes a scientific approach to knowing, guiding, healing, educating and helping people to flourish.
Psychological study of gender in historical and contemporary perspective. Includes biological, psychological and sociological examination of the role of gender in development, self-concepts, social relations and mental health.
An examination of family relationships, problems and family therapy theories. The course will enhance student understanding of families and the application of therapy and social work intervention to certain situations.
A study of the anatomy and physiology of the female and male reproductive systems, sexually transmitted diseases, methods of contraception, the sexual response cycle, sexual dysfunctions, gender identity, development of sexual orientation, adult sexuality, the development of relationships, cross-cultural comparison of sexuality and socialization of gender roles.
This introductory course provides a broad-based overview of the field of sociology. Attention is given to the ways in which social factors affect how institutions and organizations operate, to include race, ethnicity, gender, age, education, social class, and geographical space.
The study of the family as a dynamic social institution. Students will examine family structures and socialization processes within multicultural and socio-historical contexts, including patterns of role behaviors, division of labor, decision-making and the life cycle.
A pre-professional survey of the field of social work including philosophy, major techniques, types, private and public agencies, professional opportunities.
An examination of the sociological, psychological, environmental, and economic aspects of the aging process both in regard to the individual, as well as the relationship with the larger society. The impact of a larger elderly population and the political relationship that pertains to the services and programs to provide for the needs of the elderly now, as well as in the future, also is considered.
Prerequisite: PSYC 120, SOCI 120, or CRIM 120. Considers the major methods of the social sciences, including applied statistics. Topics include: research design, surveys, secondary data and other unobtrusive methods, evaluation research, sampling and research reports.
Prerequisites: CRIM 120, PSYC 120, or SOCI 120 and a college-level math course. This course provides a general overview of descriptive and inferential statistical techniques behavioral researchers use to analyze data. Topics will include frequency distributions and graphing, measures of central tendency, variation, and relative standing, simple linear regression, and hypothesis testing. Should be taken before a student accumulates 60 credit hours (junior status).
Prerequisites: CCPS-Senior standing, BSCI 200, BSCI 274. Day-BSCI 109, BSCI 200, BSCI 275, BSCI 275-L. This is the capstone course for the major. Current issues in the field are researched and presented in a seminar setting. Students practice the writing, oral communication and critical thinking skills necessary to succeed in graduate school and their future careers.
Jobs in the community and social service field are projected to grow 11.2% by the year 2028 nationally. The median annual wage is $44,960. The median wage for community and social service occupations in Missouri specifically is $41,270.
Many career paths require advanced training or certification. A Bachelor of Science in Human Services will prepare you to work in broad range of fields, including: