Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) in Human Services
TRAINING HELPING PROFESSIONALS
A Human Services degree from Belmont Abbey College equips you for careers in the helping professions. Designed in accordance with the standards of the Council for Standards in Human Service Education, the Bachelors in Human Services aligns with the College’s mission to educate students such that God will be glorified in all they do. The undergraduate program provides students a base of knowledge and skills needed to ethically assist individuals, families, and diverse communities to function effectively through prevention and remediation of problems in a manner consistent with a Christian worldview. The program emphasizes theoretical and experiential learning aimed at optimizing human interactions and finding meaningful solutions to problems. Such knowledge and skills will assist students seeking careers in diverse social settings such as residential and community-based centers, ministry, group homes, correctional centers, public health, day treatment centers, shelters, halfway houses, child and family service centers, geriatric facilities, and social service agencies.
Possible career paths:
Client or Victim Advocate, Family Support Workers, Caseworker, Child Life Specialist, Community Outreach Worker, Life Coach, Nonprofit Agency Administrator, Juvenile Court Liaisons, Social Service Management
Average Yearly Job Openings For Human Services Majors
In addition to the specific requirements listed in the section below, all students at the Abbey are required to earn credits in our core liberal arts curriculum.
Some courses in this program include the following:
HS 110: Introduction to Human Services
HS 210: Helping Skills: Theory & Practice
HS 220: Group Dynamics: Theory & Practice
HS 300: Ethical & Professional Issues
HS 330: Case Management
HS 335: Crisis Assessment, Intervention, and Prevention
HS 370: Human Service Management
HS 371: Program Planning & Evaluation
HS 372: Conflict Resolution
HS 374: Social Policy & Practice
HS 384: Social Justice & Advocacy
HS 493: Field Experience in Human Services
HS 373: Capstone in Human Services
To be eligible for acceptance into the degree program, must have an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher with at least 12 credits earned at BAC. Students must complete HS110 with a grade of “C” or better.
To graduate in the program, students must earn a C or better in all required courses.
*It is the student’s responsibility to verify that all degree requirements for graduation are fulfilled.
This program is unique in its focus on helping vulnerable and diverse populations. It is designed to engage in interdisciplinary approaches to problems and advocacy, with students completing a minor in an area of specialization fitting their specific career goals.
With Abbey Online, you get a quality education without ever having to step foot on campus. We tailor digital learning to fit your needs, from flexible programs to affordable course materials to support from your advisor every step of the way. Residential, commuter or online students may complete this program.
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ELENA DURAN ‘21
My time at Belmont Abbey College has provided me with a rich and cultivating educational experience. As a business major, I’ve got to encounter some of the best professors the school has to offer. With their close guidance, I feel as though I’m prepared to step forth into a successful life.
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