Program Description

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.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the Liberal Arts and Sciences program requirements, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a broad knowledge base from the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.
  2. Evaluate and analyze a range of artistic, historical, literary and philosophical works.
  3. Examine the formation of individual and group behavior, and social institutions and processes.
  4. Develop an ability and a cultural context for communication in a language other than English.
  5. Communicate effectively through written and oral forms.
  6. Demonstrate informed critical thinking.
  7. Engage in quantitative reasoning and scientific inquiry.
  8. Demonstrate an awareness of diverse cultures.

Upon successful completion of the Human Services Option requirements, students will be able to:

  1. Use basic intervention process skills, which include the beginning ability to establish empathic relationships while providing direct services to individuals, families, groups and communities.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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Curriculum Coordinator: Barbara Somerville  

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