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 (for Pathway #2 only)  
CMH 103 (for Pathway #1 or #3) 2
ENG 101 Composition I 3
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  OR (for Pathway #2 only)  
CMH 104 (for Pathway #1 or #3 only) 2
ENG 102 Composition II 3
PSY 102 Interviewing and Counseling Skills 3
PSY 203 Developmental Psychology 3
TOTAL   14

Third Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
PSY 235 OR (for Pathway #2 only) 3
PSY 201 (for Pathway #1 or #3)  
BHS 203 OR (for Pathway #2 or #3) 3
PSY 206 (for Pathway #1 only)  
PSY 202 Therapeutic Intervention Skills 3
MAT 118 (c) Elementary Statistics (recommended) (a) 3
Science Appendix (b)   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
American History (Appendix D) 3
General Education Electives (c) 6
Free Elective (f)   3
TOTAL   18
   TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 62

 

TRANSFER PATHWAY #1: APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY

This pathway 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, PSY 206 Social Psychology

MAT 109 or higher (MAT 118 recommended)

Fourth semester: PSY 204 Adolescent Psychology or PSY 210 Psychology of Gender
are recommended for the free elective areas.


TRANSFER PATHWAY #2: APPLIED SOCIOLOGY

This pathway 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, BHS 203 – Sociology

MAT 109 or higher (MAT 118 recommended)

Fourth semester: Additional Sociology Courses: BHS 205, BHS 210, BHS 216; PHI 201, Philosophy: The Primary Issues; or PHI 203, Major Religions of the World are recommended for the free elective area.

TRANSFER PATHWAY #3: APPLIED SOCIAL WORK

This pathway 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) (MAT 118 recommended); PSY 201 Abnormal Psychology; BHS 205, Sociology; BIO 103 is the recommended science.

Fourth semester: GOV 121 The American National Experience; Philosophy.

Students transferring to Marist (and often most schools for Social Work) 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.

 

NOTES:
a. MAT 109 or higher. MAT 118 recommended. See advisement pathway for more specific information.

b. Science courses: Any four credit courses listed in the General Education appendix B. BIO 103 is recommended for students choosing the Social Work Pathway.

c. 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 the correct advisement pathway for recommended course selections.

d.  Read a discussion of the free elective requirement.