Human Services Management (BS)

BS Degree – Code #2153

Michael Cobb, Program Coordinator

Email address: cobbmj@alfredstate.edu

The baccalaureate degree (BS) program in human services management prepares workers who, as generalists, can work with clients in a wide range of human services agencies and also can employ sound management practices. This interdisciplinary program not only prepares students to offer direct service to clients but also prepares them in the basics of program management and supervision. The program requires students to take lower- and upper-level courses in the human services and additional courses in management, accounting, and leadership. An upper-level internship of 400 or more hours in a public or private human services agency is required.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

Apply critical thinking skills in the context of professional practices.

Perform the basic operations of personal computer use and employ basic research techniques to locate, evaluate, and synthesize information from a variety of sources.

Communicate effectively and appropriately in oral and written forms.

Apply a core set of management skills in human resources, finance, operations, and leadership.

Apply a core set of generalist practice skills in planning, implementing, and evaluating client interventions, which include case management, information and referral, community organization and outreach.

Adhere to professional ethical standards and value diversity in all areas of practice, including the supervised field practicum, academic experiences, and community involvement.

Analyze and design intervention strategies to improve social policies impacting client systems at individual, organizational, and societal levels.

Enter into professional human services employment at the bachelor's level or graduate level education in the helping professions.

Synthesize and apply a solid liberal arts and social sciences foundation in critical thinking, oral and written communication, and self-directed learning.

FUTURE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Graduate level programs in areas including human services, human services administration, social work, social work administration, business administration, business administration - non-profit and government, and public administration.

OCCUPATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Case, program, or residential manager

Human services supervisor

Aftercare coordinator

Quality assurance specialist

Outreach coordinator

Grants management and organizational development specialist

Program planner

EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects demand for bachelor-prepared human services professionals to grow faster than average through the next decade, especially in rural areas which already face a significant shortage of human services professionals. Depending on location, starting salary will typically range from $35,000 to $45,000.

RELATED PROGRAMS

Human Services

Business Administration

Liberal Arts & Sciences: Social Science

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

In Field Practicum (HUSR 5314) students complete 400 hours of a management-focused internship. Internship opportunities exist with a number of local and regional human services agencies including, but not limited to, ACCORD Corp., Adelphoi Behavioral Sciences, Alfred Montessori School, Allegany County ARC, Allegany County Department of Health, Allegany Department of Social Services, Allegany County Office for the Aging, Allegany Rehabilitation Associates, Inc., Catholic Charities, Hillside Children's Services, Hornell Area Concern for Youth, St. James Mercy Healthcare, Trapping Brook House, and the YMCA of Hornell.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS/RECOMMENDATIONS

Applicants are informed that many human services agencies require that field practicum students pass background checks before being allowed to begin their field placements.

While the program allows students to pursue their degrees on a part-time basis, applicants should be aware that they must enroll as full-time students in the semester in which they take their senior fieldwork (HUSR 5314).

Required: Algebra, SAT and/or ACT scores with a recommended combined SAT score of 1,000 (critical reading and math) or a composite ACT score of 21

Human Services Management- BS Degree

TYPICAL EIGHT-SEMESTER PROGRAM

First

COMP

1503

Freshman Composition

3

PSYC

1013

Gen. Psychology

3

SOCI

1163

Gen. Sociology

3

HUSR

2083

Intro. to Human Services

3

HIST

xxx3

American History Elective

3

HPED

xxx1

Physical Education

1

16

Second

PSYC

1023

Human Development

3

PSYC

1063

Basic Helping Skills

3

HUSR

4033

Issues in Human Services

3

LITR

xxx3

Literature Elective

3

MATH

xxx3

Statistical Concepts OR Statistics I

3

15

Third

SOCI

1223

Minority Cultures

3

xxx3

Other World Civiliz. Elective

3

xxxx

Natural Science Elective

3-4

xxx3

Departmental Elective

3

SPCH

1083

Effective Speaking

3

15-16

Fourth

SOCI

1183

Contemp. Soc. Problems

3

HUSR

1074

Practicum **

4

xxx3

Liberal Arts Elective

3

xxx3

Liberal Arts Elective

3

xxx3

Open Elective

3

16

Fifth

ACCT

5043

Accounting Perspectives

3

BUAD

3153

Fundamentals of Management

3

SOCI

5023

Research Methods

3

PSYC

5013

Counseling Theory

3

HUSR

5003

Community Organizations

3

15

Sixth

BUAD

5023

Human Resource Management

3

BUAD

5013

Principles of Leadership

3

BUAD

5003

Management Communications

3

xxx3

Liberal Arts Elective

3

HUSR

5103

Social Policy & Human Services

3

15

Seventh

xxx3

Liberal Arts Elective

3

BUAD

5043

Business Ethics

3

HUSR

5203

Grants, Contracts, Org. Adv. In HS

3

HUSR

5213

Case Management Systems

3

PSYC

5103

Indus/Org Psychology

3

15

Eighth

HUSR

5314

Field Practicum & Seminar ****

14

Note:

** 104 hours of field work and two-hour seminar;

**** Minimum 400 hours field work, three-hour weekly seminar.

Human Services Management

Practicum (HUSR 5314) Pre-requisites

Good Academic Standing (cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher)

Completion of at least 3 of the following 4 courses - HUSR 5003, HUSR 5103, HUSR 5203, HUSR 5213 - with a "C+" (2.5) or higher grade in each of the three

Submission of HUSR 5314 Practicum Application form to the departmental practicum coordinator

Approval of the department faculty

Ability to pass any required background check

Graduation Requirements

Good Academic Standing (cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher)

Successful completion of all courses in the prescribed eight-semester plan

Grade of "B" (3.0) or higher in HUSR 5314

Completion of HUSR 5003. HUSR 5103, HUSR 5203, and HUSR 5213 with a "C+" (2.5) or higher grade in each

Submission of the college's degree application form