2023-2024 Catalog


HMSR - Human Services

HMSR-181 Leading Change in the Human Services

This course helps students to understand the differences between the various careers in the helping professions. Distinctions between social work, psychology, addictions counseling, life coaching, and human services are explained. Students will learn the specific ways each of the career paths in the helping professions helps to bring about positive change in the world.


HMSR-220 Interview Skills in Human Services

This course provides interpersonal skill development with an emphasis on ethical behavior for students who are planning to work in social service organizations.


HMSR-340 Advocacy in Human Services

Understanding the biblical principles of caring for others, this class will focus on the evaluation and advocacy of services to meet the needs at the individual, family, and community levels. Prerequisites: HMSR-220 or equivalent and CRJ-268


HMSR-350 Systems of Social Change

This course will focus on the systems and the protocol that create social change for those who are un/under-served in society. Prerequisite: SOC-210


HMSR-420 Program Planning and Evaluation in Human Services

This class will focus on skills necessary for matching the needs of a community with available resources as well as the effectiveness of services rendered.


HMSR-430 Administration in Human Services

This class will focus on the leadership and management of human and fiduciary resources utilized in social service organizations. Prerequisite: HMSR-420


HMSR-490 Capstone in Human Services

This is the final capstone course in the Bachelor of Science with a Major in Human Services. Students will complete a capstone project created to identify, plan, and prioritize career or academic goals. The projects will be based on acquired knowledge in either the Leadership specialization or Life Coaching specialization. Developing business plans, writing mission statements, networking with professionals, seeking supervision, integrating faith perspectives, and addressing ethical decision-making are just some of the topics examined in this capstone course. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all prior courses is required

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