If you wish to serve the disadvantaged and distressed, want to make a difference in your community, care about others and can advocate for those who cannot advocate for themselves, the Bachelor of Arts in Human Services may be the degree for you. Coursework in family dynamics, family law, developmental psychology, personality theory, abnormal psychology, and case management, all prepare for a career in child advocacy counseling, community outreach coordinator, juvenile court advocacy work, family support coordinator, or social services case work that offer rewards beyond just a paycheck.
Beyond the four-year Bachelor of Arts in Human Services, the College has recently added a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology that provides all the coursework necessary to be eligible to sit for licensure exams on the path to becoming a licensed professional counselor. The program provides an in-depth understanding of human dynamics for those planning a career in human services, education, management, or many of the helping professions. This program is unique in the region for its comprehensive coursework, spanning topics from children & adolescents, family counseling, group process, and crisis intervention, to counseling techniques, counseling theories, substance abuse, and psychopathology. Students completing the Bachelor degree are offered generous scholarship to continue their studies at the Master's level at GBC.
Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Human Services degree, students will:
- demonstrate an understanding of the major concepts, terminology, theoretical approaches, and historical trends in the delivery of Human Services.
- demonstrate understanding of the historic roots and current practical applications of the Human Services Model of diagnosis and treatment.
- demonstrate how to apply research methods including research design, data analysis, and interpretation of findings.
- demonstrate an awareness of ethical issues and guiding ethical principles within the broad field of Human Services and appreciate the commitment to high standards of professional integrity, and action.
- demonstrate a greater awareness of self and others, respect for others, and an appreciation of cultural diversity and individual differences.
- understand the need for commitment to lifelong learning as necessary to effectiveness within the field.
- obtain employment in a field directly related to Human Services and/or pursue graduate study.