Bachelor of Science in Human Services
Preparing for a career in human services requires more than textbook reading. Instead, it takes actually getting out into the field — investigating reports of child neglect, organizing programs to educate inmates, supporting the elderly in assisted living facilities and much more. Southeastern University gives human services majors plenty of opportunities for hands-on experience. Graduates will enter the workforce with no fewer than 250 hours of on-the-job training, equaling about 30 full-time workdays. In addition, our professors — who have worked extensively in a variety of settings such as hospitals, schools, community mental health centers, special education programs, nursing facilities and churches — can expertly guide you in choosing an internship that will match your skills and interests.
Help meet the need for human services workers. Employment is projected to grow 22% from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. (U.S. Department of Labor “Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014–2015 Edition”)
39 hours of major core
55 hours of general education
27 hours of electives
Total credit hours — 121
Sample Core Courses
Case Management and Intervention (HUSV 2043 3013) — This course gives students a foundation in case management competencies and intervention strategies.
Group Dynamics (HUSV 3033) — This course is a study of group dynamics, with particular attention to therapeutic group- process. The role of the leader, issue-specific or problem-specific group facilitation, and strategies for dealing with particular group-process issues will be emphasized. Participation in group-process is required of every student.
Program Planning and Evaluation (HUSV 3063) — This course will examine the theory, process and procedures of program planning and evaluation. This course will also provide students with the basic set of skills necessary to design, develop and evaluate various human service programs.
Human Services and Faith Integration (HUSV 3433) — The purpose of this course is to provide students with an opportunity to explore human services from a Christian world view that involves intentionally integrating faith and human services with an emphasis on spiritual and professional growth.
- Introduction to Human Services
- Case Management and Intervention
- Human Services Delivery
- Human Services and Development Across the Lifespan
- Group Dynamics
- Human Diversity
- Program Planning and Evaluation
- Human Services Practicum and Field Experience I and II
- Management in Human Services
- Conflict Resolution in Human Services
- Human Services and Faith Integration
- Research Methods
- Research support specialist
- Director of operations
- Teen program manager
- Case coordinator
- Case management aide
- Community outreach worker
- Direct care counselor
- Program coordinator
- Social service administrator
- Youth specialist
Master of Arts in Human Services
Master of Science in Marriage & Family Therapy
Master of Science in Professional Counseling
Master of Science in School Counseling