The Human Services program is designed to provide education and training for individuals seeking employment in various social service and educational settings.The program is also designed to provide a basis for those who choose to continue their education in social work, early intervention, gerontology, mental health counseling, addictions counseling and other related fields.
The program offers an opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills which will enable individuals to work in a variety of areas. There are specialization courses from which students may select, depending on their areas of interest.
Opportunities in human services are available in social service agencies, community action programs, day care centers, educational settings, in work with the elderly, and those individuals who may have emotional or physical problems.
GPA 2.0 required
|HSE* 101||Introduction to Human Services||3|
|+HSE* 241||Human Services Agencies and Organizations||3|
|+HSE* 281||Human Services Field Work I||3|
|+PSY* 212||Health Psychology||3|
|HSE* 236||Legal Issues in Human Services|
|General Education Requirements:|
(Minimum Grade of “C” required)
|Any English course 102 or higher||3|
|COM* 173||Public Speaking||3|
|Fine Arts (Choose one): ART*, COM* 166, DAN*, DGA* 111, 128, ENG* 206, 207, 213, 263, 264, 281, 282, 285, 289, MUS*, THR*||3-4|
|POL* 111||American Government||3|
|POL* 112||State and Local Government|
|PSY* 111||General Psychology I||3|
|+PSY* 143||Counseling Skills|
|+PSY* 201||Life Span Development||3|
|+PSY* 245||Abnormal Psychology||3|
|SOC* 101||Principles of Sociology||3|
|SOC* 190||Self and Others: Dynamics of Diversity||3|
|MAT* 104 or higher (++ See Note Below)||3-4|
|Science Elective (Choose one): AST*, BIO*, CHE*, EVS*, OCE*, PHY*
For transfer students, a lab science is recommended.
|Open Electives: Choose any additional three (3) credit courses numbered 100 or above.||9-12|
|TotalTotal Credits Required:||60|
+ Prerequisite required
++ Transfer students should consult transfer institutions for course recommendations.
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates should be able to:
Elms College Bachelor’s of Social Work program at Asnuntuck Community College; Eastern Connecticut State University – School of Continuing Education –Bachelor’s Degree in General Studies (Human Services Concentration); Eastern Connecticut State University – Social Work Degree Program; Springfield College – School of Human Services; University of Connecticut – Bachelors in General Studies (Human Services Concentration); University of Hartford – Human Services Degree Program; Western New England University – Social Work Degree Program; Westfield State University – Social Work Degree Program
It is not uncommon for Human Services students to be offered a position in the agency where they do their Field Work. Students have been successfully hired at area social service agencies in both Massachusetts and Connecticut.