Bachelor of Human Services

 

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Dr. Yvonne Chase
Bachelor Coordinator, Assistant Professor
PSB 218 
Phone: (907) 786-6438
Email: ymchase@alaska.edu

 

Degree Program Outcomes

Students graduating with a Bachelor of Human Services will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate skills in assessing need and providing services to individuals, families and groups.
  2. Apply the National Organization for Human Services (NOHS) Standards for Ethical Behavior to their professional work.
  3. Demonstrate skills in research design, data collection, and analysis.
  4. Effectively intervene with individuals from diverse populations.

 

Admission Requirements

Eligibility

  • Students must have earned a high school diploma or U.S. GED with a GPA of at least 2.50 or a cumulative college GPA of at least 2.00 (must have 24 earned credits). Additionally, students who have completed, an Associate of Applied Science degree in Human Services or an equivalent associate degree from an accredited institution recognized by UAA can transfer into the BHS program.
  • Students who have obtained an associate‚Äôs degree in another discipline may apply to the BHS program, but will be required to fulfill a minimum of 12 credits hours of required courses from the associates level, including Practicum I and Practicum II. Students should contact the Human Services Department for an appointment with an advisor to determine additional requirements.

Admission Steps

  1. Satisfy the admission requirements for Baccalaureate Degree Programs (described in the UAA Course Catalog).
  2. Apply for admission to the BHS through UAOnline.
  3. Complete the Human Services Department's BHS application here:  Please email Jenifer Leigh for your BHS application. Jenifer Leigh: jwleigh@alaska.edu
* Note: Incomplete applications will not be processed.

A.   General University Requirements

Complete the General University Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees (described in the UAA Course Catalog).

B.   General Education Requirements

Complete the General Education Requirements (GERs) for Baccalaureate Degrees (described in the UAA Course Catalog).

C.   Major Requirements

A total of 120 credits is required for the BHS degree, of which 42 credits must be upper division.

  • Students accepted into the BHS as 'first time students' or 'transfer students' are required to complete the full list of courses. Visit the Bachelor of Human Services complete course catalog to review the full list of required core and elective courses.
  • Students who have earned their Associate of Applied Science in Human Services degree will complete the remaining BHS requirements:
  1.  Bachelor of Human Services core requirements (39 credits):
Course number Course name Credits
HUMS A321 Diversity Issues in Human Services Practice 3
HUMS A322 Introduction to Case Management in Human Services Practice 3
HUMS A352 Human Services Administration 3
HUMS A333 Alternative Dispute Resolution 3
HUMS A354 Clinical Approaches to Substance Abuse 3
HUMS A412 Ethical Issues in Human Services Practice 3
HUMS A414 Advanced Case Management for Human Services Professionals 3
HUMS A417 Substance Abuse Counseling for Human Services Professionals 3
HUMS/*HS A420 Introduction to Program Evaluation 3
HUMS A435 Individual and Group Facilitation 3
HUMS A461 Crisis Intervention   3
HUMS A495 Human Services Practicum III 3
HUMS A496 Human Services Integrative Capstone 3

* Integrated Health Science (HS) and HUMS course.

  2. Complete 6 credits from one of the following HUMS Electives:

Course number Course name Credits
HUMS A333 Alternative Dispute Resolution 3
HUMS A334 Family Mediation 3
HUMS A350 Men and Masculinity Issues in Human Services Practice 3
HUMS/*DLS A385 Working with Traumatized Children 3
HUMS A390 Selected Topics in Human Service Practice (varies by semester) 3
HUMS A416 Substance Abuse and the Older Adult 3
HUMS A490 Special Topics in Human Service Practice (varies by semester) 3

* Integrated Disability and Long Term Support (DLS) and HUMS course.

Practicum

Practicum I, II, III and Capstone are a requirement for completion of the BHS degree. Students must meet ALL practicum prerequisites to be admitted.

The Department follows strict guidelines dictated by the accrediting body for Human Services Programs (CSHSE).

Practicum I - HUMS A295A Prerequisites:

  • Completion of the AAS in HUMS or applied for the Bachelor of Human Services Program, and/or students who have applied and are pending department approval.
  • HUMS A295A Practicm I course prerequisites

Practicum II - HUMS A295B Prerequisites:

  •  Completion of the AAS in HUMS or applied for the Bachelor of Human Services Program, and/or students who have applied and are pending department approval.
  • HUMS A295A Practicum I (with grade C or better)

Practicum III - HUMS A495 Prerequisites:

  • Admission to the Bachelor of Human Services Degree Program
  • Senior Standing (90+ credits)
  • HUMS A295B Practicum II (with grade C or better)