Bachelor of Human Services

 

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Dr. Yvonne Chase
Bachelor Coordinator, Associate 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 contact the Bachelor's Coordinator for questions on the degree. 

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

  • 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 (81credits):
Course number Course name Credits
HUMS A107 History and Systems of Human Services 3
HUMS A155 Human Relations in the Workplace 3
HUMS A223 Introduction to Paraprofessional Counseling I 3
HUMS A256 Groups and Organizations 3
HUMS A295A Human Services Practicum I 3
HUMS A295B Human Services Practicum II 3
HUMS A324 Inroduction to Paraprofessional Counseling II 3
HUMS A353 Working with Individuals with Disabilities: A Human Service Perspective 3
PSY A150 or PSY A200 Lifespan Development - or - Introduction to Behavior Analysis 3
HUMS A321 Diversity Issues in Human Services Practice 3
HUMS A322 Introduction to Case Management in Human Services Practice 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 A464 Leadership in Human Services: Models, Process and Contemporary Issues 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 the following HUMS Electives:

Course number Course name Credits
HUMS A334 Family Mediation 3
HUMS A350 Men and Masculinity 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


3. Complete 9 credits from the following HUMS E
lectives (consultation with faculty advisor recommended):

Course number Course name Credits
HUMS A123 Community Education and Prevention in Substance Abuse 3
HUMS A125 Intervention and Prevention of High Risk Behaviors in Adolescents 3
HUMS/*DLS A200 Introduction to Children's Behavioral Health 3
HUMS/*DLS A205 Teaching Social Skills to Youth in Children's Behavioral Health 3
HUMS/*DLS A206 Positive Behavioral Supports in Children's Behavioral Health 3
HUMS A224 Conflict and Collaborative Systems 3
HUMS/*DLS A385 Working with Traumatized Children 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)