Human Services (AS)

AS Degree – Code #1175

Michael Cobb, Program Coordinator

Email address: cobbmj@alfredstate.edu

The human services program is a broadly based, applied program emphasizing both professional course work in the human services and course work in the social sciences and liberal arts. Students take courses that provide them with the skills and knowledge to be successful when working in a variety of human services agencies. Students have the opportunity to take electives in specialty areas such as education, substance abuse, criminal justice, and gerontology.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

  1. Apply critical thinking skills in the context of professional practice.
  2. Perform the basic operations of personal computer use, wells as employ basic research techniques to locate, evaluate, and synthesize information from a variety of sources.
  3. Communicate effectively and appropriately in oral and written forms.
  4. Recognize the values and ethics of the Human Services profession.
  5. Identify the components of one's own belief systems and the assumptions underlying them.
  6. Analyze the impact of social policies on client systems, workers, and agencies.
  7. Identify the bio-psycho-social variables that affect individual and group development and behavior.
  8. Examine the role of diversity in the human services.

DIRECT ENTRY INTO BACCALAUREATE DEGREE PROGRAM

Alfred State human services graduates may enter directly into either the human services management BS or technology management BBA degree programs.

TRANSFER OPPORTUNITIES

The human services program offers excellent transfer potential in fields such as psychology, human services, human services management, education, social work, sociology, criminal justice, gerontology, and communications. Among the colleges to which recent graduates have successfully transferred are: Alfred University, Mansfield University, Hilbert College, SUNY at Brockport, University of Buffalo, and SUNY at Stony Brook .

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

In Practicum (HUSR 1074) students complete a substantial internship providing direct service to clients at one local/regional human services agency. Agencies include Accord Corp., Alfred Montessori School, Allegany County ARC, Allegany County Department of Health, Allegany County Office of the Aging, Allegany Rehabilitation Associates, Inc., Catholic Charities, Hornell Area Concern for Youth, Trapping Brook House, and the YMCA of Hornell.

OCCUPATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS

Employment and transfer rate of 95 percent – 32 percent are employed; 63 percent transferred to continue their education.

RELATED PROGRAMS

Human Services Management

Individual Studies

Liberal Arts & Sciences: Social Science

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS/RECOMMENDATIONS

Required: Algebra