NYSCAS: New York School of Career and Applied Studies

Human Services Major

HUMAN SERVICES MAJOR

Students pursuing the Human Services degree learn the principles, concepts, values and skills of the service professions, including social and behavioral science concepts, the human services delivery system, and how to interface with a multifaceted client population.

With a generalist background, the student will be sufficiently prepared for an entry-level position as a paraprofessional in a myriad of human services/social services agencies, e.g., mental health services, family support services, community centers, day treatment program centers, and others. These positions include assistant counselors, recreation leaders, and
mental health or caseworker aides.

The department offers Associate in Science (A.S.), and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees. In the Bachelor’s degree program, a student can concentrate in Addiction Services, Adult and Family Services, Child and Youth Services, Developmental Disabilities, Gerontological Services or Human Services Administration..

ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE (minimum 62 credits including 30 credits in Liberal Arts)

Core Requirements (minimu 24 credits):

GLL110 or 111 Introduction to College Writing(or exemption) 4
GLL121 College Writing I 4
GLL122 College Writing II 4
GLL Literature 3
GHS/GPL American Studies 3
Various Ethnic or Judaic Studies 3
GSM/GSS/GSB/GSP Math or Science 3
GCO 120 Fundamentals of Computers with Microcomputer Applications 4

 

Human Services Major (minimum 34 credits including electives):

GPS 110 General Survey of Psychology 4
GSO 121 General Survey of Sociology & Anthropology 4
GHU 140 Survey of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities 4
GHU 141 Introduction to Human Services 4
GHU 326 Casework Management 1 3
GHU 441 Human Services Field Project I 4
GCA 215 Interpersonal Communications 3

Two or three of the following (minimum 8-9 credits):

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GHU 110 Introduction to Social Work3
GHU 240/241 Theories of Counseling/Practicum3+1
GHU 243 Group Work Techniques3
GHU 246 Counseling Addictive Behaviors3
GPS 201 Developmental Psychology3
GPS 204 Child Psychology3
GPS 216 Adolescent Development3
GPS 224 Psychology of the Family3
GPS 225 Psychology of Aging3
GPS 317 Human Sexuality3
GPS 320 Drugs and Behavior3
GPS 325 Psychology of Minority Families3
GPS 335 Abnormal Psychology3
GPS 345 Health Psychology3
GPS 420 Obesity and Eating Disorders3
GSO 233 Sociology of Aging3
GSO 318 Sociology of the Family3
GSO 350 Compulsivity-Abusive Relationships & Addictions
OR
Other approved electives
3

The above 3-credit courses may be offered with a related 1-credit practicum or “topics” course; if these are taken in addition, the student can fulfill this requirement with two courses instead of three. Student may need to take additional 4 credit course to satisfy the requirement of 62 credits.

Students going on for the Bachelor's degree are advised to choose electives which will also satisfy requirements for that degree and/or the concentration.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (120 credits)

This degree requires a Human Services Base plus a concentration in one of six areas of specialization. Please note: Not all concentrations are offered currently. Students may need to take classes at various NYSCAS locations.

Core Requirements (minimum 36 credits):

GLL110 or 111 Introduction to College Writing (or exemption) 4
GLL121 College Writing I 4
GLL122 College Writing II 4
GLL Literature (2) 6
GHS/GPL American Studies (2) 6
Various Ethnic or Judaic Studies 3
GSM 130 College Mathematics (if exempt, must take another Math course—Statistics recommended) 3
GSB/GSC/GSP/GSS Science 3
GCO 120 Fundamentals of Computers with Microcomputer Applications 4
GCA Speech (GCA 215 fulfills the requirement) 3

 

Human Services Base (42 credits)

GPS 110 General Survey of Psychology 4
GSO 121 General Survey of Sociology & Anthropology 4
GHU 140 Survey of Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities 4
GHU 141 Introduction to Human Services 4
GHU 240/241 Theories of Counseling /Practicum 3+1
GHU 326 Casework Management 1 3
GPH 240 Values & Ethics in Human Services 3
GCA 215 Interpersonal Communications 3
GHU 441 Human Services Field Project I 4
GHU 442 Human Services Field Project II 4

Two electives from the following:

GHU 110 Introduction to Social Work3
GPS 201 Developmental Psychology3
GPS 224 Psychology of the Family3
GPS 335 Abnormal Psychology*3
GPS 345 Health Psychology*3

*May be used as concentration electives for Addiction Services, Adult & Family Services, Developmental Disabilities, Gerontological Services. In addition, students must choose one of the following concentrations:

CONCENTRATIONS (MINIMUM 21 CREDITS INCLUDING ELECTIVES)


ADDICTION SERVICES

GHU 217 HIV and Drug Addiction 3
GHU 331 Case Management II in Addiction Services 3
GPS 320 Drugs and Behavior 3
GSO 217 Sociological and Cultural Comparatives on Addictive Substances 3

Select electives from the following (minimum 8-9 credits)

GHU 243 Group Work Techniques3
GHU 246 Counseling Addictive Behavior3
GPS 420 Obesity and Eating Disorders3
GSO 335 Selected Topics in Social Deviance3
GSO 350 Compulsivity: Abusive Relationships and Addictions3
Other approved electives

ADULT & FAMILY SERVICES

GED 209 Foundations of Parenting 3
GHU 245 Theories and Techniques of Family Counseling 3
GHU 328 Case Management II in Adult & Family Services 3
GSO 350 Compulsivity: Abusive Relationships and Addictions 3

Select electives from the following (minimum 8-9 credits)

GHU 243 Group Work Techniques3
GHU 246 Counseling Addictive Behavior3
GHU 260 The Family in the Urban Setting3
GPS 325 Psychology of the Minority Family3
GSO 318 Sociology of the Family3
Other approved electives

Child and Youth Services

GHU 330 Case Management II in Child & Youth Services 3
GHU 261 Child Care & Advocacy 3
GPS 204 Child Psychology 3
GPS 216 Adolescent Development 3

Select electives from the following (minimum 8-9 credits)

GED 209 Foundations of Parenting3
GHU 243 Group Work Techniques3
GHU 246 Counseling Addictive Behavior3
GHU 322 Counseling Children & Adolescents3
GSO 230 Youth in Urban Communities3
Other approvd electives

Developmental Disabilities

GHU 254 Public Policy: Legal & Social Mandates of Developmental Disabilities 3
GHU 332 Case Management II in Developmental Disabilities 3
GPS 230 Psychological & Sociological Aspects of Developmental Disabilities 3
GPS 232 Behavior Management in Developmental Disabilities 3

Select electives from the following: (minimum 8-9 credits)

GHU 255 Education Models for the Developmentally Disabled Learner3
GHU 256 Health Issues Relating to Developmentally Disabled Individuals3
GHU 322 Counseling Children and Adolescents3
GHU 323 Counseling People with Developmental Disabilities3
GPS 430 Human Sexuality & Developmentally Disabled Persons3
Other approved electives

Gerontological Services

GPS 225 Psychology of Aging 3
GSO 233 Sociology of Aging 3
GHU 257 Public Policy & Services for Older Adults 3
GHU 329 Case Management II in Gerontology 3

Select electives from the following: (minimum 8-9)

GHU 320 Recreational & Educational Programs for Older Adults3
GHU 321 Counseling the Older Adult3
GHU 333 Health Issues Relating to the Elderly3
GHU 340 The Minority Elderly3
Other approved electives

Human Service Administration

GHU 251 Principles of Human Services Administration 3
GHU 327 Case Management II in Human Service Administration 3
GHU 258 Survey of Community Needs and Resources 4
GPS 221 Industrial Psychology 3

Select two or three from the following (minimum 8-9)

GHU 253 Social Agency Administration3
GHU 342 Networking and Professional Relationships3
GHU 351 Program Planning Development and Evaluation in Human Services3
Other approved electives

The above 3-credit courses may be offered with a related 1-credit practicum or "topics" course.

 


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