Liberal Arts and Sciences: Human Services Option
The Liberal Arts and Sciences curriculum prepares a student to be an accomplished and productive human being. A liberal arts degree opens doors to the professions and to rewarding and responsible careers. Future physicians, teachers, scientists, lawyers and businessmen, for example, develop themselves as well-rounded individuals, in addition to completing their pre-professional work. The academic experiences in liberal arts and sciences provide the foundation for later specialization, graduate study and professional school. The Human Services Option offers a greater degree of specialization.
Upon successful completion of the Liberal Arts and Sciences program requirements, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate a broad knowledge base from the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.
- Evaluate and analyze a range of artistic, historical, literary and philosophical works.
- Examine the formation of individual and group behavior, and social institutions and processes.
- Develop an ability and a cultural context for communication in a language other than English.
- Communicate effectively through written and oral forms.
- Demonstrate informed critical thinking.
- Engage in quantitative reasoning and scientific inquiry.
- Demonstrate an awareness of diverse cultures.
Upon successful completion of the Human Services Option requirements, students will be able to:
- Use basic intervention process skills, which include the beginning ability to establish empathic relationships while providing direct services to individuals, families, groups and communities.
- Use generalist planning skills, which include the ability to analyze client’s needs, develop and implement a treatment plan, as well as to determine the effectiveness of service(s) provided.
- Use information management skills, which include the ability to gather, asses client data, prepare and maintain adequate services records, and to utilize resources in order to address client needs.
- Using self-awareness and self-assessment skills, which include techniques that promote the ongoing personal and professional development necessary to be an effective and non-judgmental human services worker.