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Bachelor of Science in Human Services

Program Highlights

  • Students engage in active, problem-focused learning that requires integration of knowledge and skills.
  • A vital focus of the program is learning how to identify and select among various resources to help alleviate and address a wide variety of human needs.
  • Students will fine-tune knowledge and skills in individual areas of interest, along with learning about the general Human Services field.
  • Supervised internships and volunteer opportunities give student experience putting what they learn into practice and meeting professionals in the field. 

Complete a core of generalist Human Services courses:

  • Introduction to Human Services
  • Human Services Helping Skills
  • Human Services Program Planning and Evaluation
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Introduction to Statistical Analysis
  • Internship

Round out your Human Services education with an array of electives oriented to your career direction:

  • Case Management
  • Client Assessment
  • Health Promotion and Health Education
  • Perspectives on Aging
  • Working with Families
  • Professional Ethics
  • Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment
  • Modern Concepts of Health and Disease

 A list of program electives can be found in the UNC Catalog entry for Human Services.

Internships

Human Services majors complete a 12 credit 450-clock-hour internship their senior year after completing all other major coursework. The purpose of the internship is to provide supervised experience in human services organizations that allows students to apply concepts of direct service, management and leadership. 

Students work closely with their advisor and an internship coordinator to find opportunities and internship sites. These internships are  completed at approved agency sites with qualified professionals. Our students have completed internships nationwide and in a variety of settings and  agencies.

internship

Internship opportunities are vast and diverse.
For example:
  • United Way of Weld County
  • Weld County Area Agency on Aging
  • Weld County Department of Human Services
  • Assault Survivors Advocacy Program
  • A Woman's Place
  • North Colorado Health Alliance

It is important to carefully select an agency that will meet a student’s professional goals and the professional guidelines expected by future employers. Liability insurance is also required by some agencies, as is Hepatitis B vaccine cycle and background checks. Note: A criminal record may disqualify students from taking this course.