Bachelor of Arts in Human Services

Philosophy

We live in a hurting and fallen world. As Apostolics, we endeavor to lead individuals, families, and communities to wholeness. The Human Services degree provides students with a theoretical and practical framework for work in a wide array of faith-based and secular human service settings as well as graduate study in the social sciences. Additional skills include:

  • Articulate the development of the human services professions
  • Relate the human services professions to their Apostolic call to servant leadership
  • Formulate a holistic, integrated strategy for human services
  • Conduct introductory research appropriate to the undergraduate level
  • Apply appropriate skills in human services settings; and
  • Demonstrate high ethical standards in their academic and professional life.

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Program Objectives

The Bachelor of Arts in Human Services will educate, equip, and empower the student for life and servant-leadership by aiding in:

  • Providing an overview of the historical development of the human services professions and their relationship to the Apostolic call to servant leadership
  • Establishing an understanding of the integration of psychology, sociology, and faith-based practices as a holistic strategy for human services
  • Introducing research methodologies and skills commensurate with bachelor-level human services practice
  • Cultivating skills appropriate to human services practice by providing integrative field experience
  • Increasing awareness and understanding of cultures, social norms, and interpersonal communication in a multicultural context; and
  • Developing professional attitude, ethical behavior, and interpersonal skills to effectively serve individuals, groups, and communities in applied human services settings