Bachelor of Science Program
A broad liberal arts curriculum forms the foundation of your degree program – and your life after graduation. By learning about interconnected disciplines you’ll have the tools to function as a contributing member of society, with a meaningful career and an enriched life. For these reasons you will be required to pass a core liberal arts curriculum in addition to the Human Services program.
The Human Services program provides you with a multidisciplinary education as a foundation, and a focus on your specialized area:
Community Health content prepares you for a career working with people of all ages, helping them prevent disease and develop positive, healthy lifestyles. You’ll study health education strategies, learn about the most significant diseases affecting the United States, and apply statistical principles to the study of diseases in communities. Hands-on opportunities for students within this emphasis include internships, practica, and service learning at agencies such as North Colorado Medical Center, Monfort Children’s Clinic, the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, United Way, the Colorado Department of Health and Environment and the Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment.
Gerontology content prepares you for a career working with or on behalf of older adults, learning about changing family and social relations in later life, health and mental health issues, social policies such as Medicare and Social Security, community programs and resources, and the changes and challenges experienced by aging individuals. Hands-on opportunities for this emphasis include internships, practica, and service learning in social service agencies, Area Agencies on Aging, senior centers, long-term care facilities, adult day care, assisted living centers, and other organizations that provide programming and services for our growing population of elders.
Rehabilitative Services content prepares you for a career working with individuals and families through the study of rehabilitation principles, case management, client assessment, medical and psychological aspects of disability, and human service helping skills. Hands-on opportunities for this emphasis include internships, practica, and service learning in social service agencies, programs for persons with developmental, mental, and/or physical disabilities, mental health agencies, drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs, insurance rehabilitation programs, and centers for independent living.