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Human Services Management

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BS Degree – Code #2153

BS Degree - Accelerated - 3 year - Code #2603

Jill Priest Amati, Department Chair and Program Coordinator
Email address: amatijp@alfredstate.edu

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics expects demand for bachelor-prepared human services professionals to grow faster than average through the next decade, especially in rural areas that already face a significant shortage of human services professionals.

The baccalaureate degree (BS) program in human services management will prepare you as a generalist who can work with clients in a wide range of human services agencies and also can employ sound management practices. This interdisciplinary program will not only instruct you on how to offer direct service to clients, but also how to build a strong foundation in the basics of program management and supervision. The program requires you to take lower- and upper-level courses in the human services and additional courses in management, accounting, and leadership.

Advantages

  • Internship opportunities are available. See details below.
  • Graduate-level programs exist in areas including human services, human services administration, social work, social work administration, business administration, business administration - non-profit and government, and public administration.
  • An accelerated three-year option exists for highly motivated and academically talented students.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Apply critical thinking skills in the context of professional practices.
  • Perform the basic operations of personal computer use and employ basic research techniques to locate, evaluate, and synthesize information from a variety of sources.
  • Communicate effectively and appropriately in oral and written forms.
  • Apply a core set of management skills in human resources, finance, operations, and leadership.
  • Apply a core set of generalist practice skills in planning, implementing, and evaluating client interventions, which include case management, information and referral, community organization, and outreach.
  • Adhere to professional ethical standards and value diversity in all areas of practice, including the supervised field practicum, academic experiences, and community involvement.
  • Analyze and design intervention strategies to improve social policies impacting client systems at individual, organizational, and societal levels.
  • Enter into professional human services employment at the bachelor's level or graduate-level education in the helping professions.
  • Synthesize and apply a solid liberal arts and social sciences foundation in critical thinking, oral and written communication, and self-directed learning.

Future Educational Opportunities

Graduate-level programs in areas including human services, human services administration, social work, social work administration, business administration, business administration - non-profit and government, and public administration.

Occupational Opportunities

  • Case, program, or residential manager
  • Human services supervisor
  • Aftercare coordinator
  • Quality assurance specialist
  • Outreach coordinator
  • Grants management and organizational development specialist
  • Program planner

Employment Statistics

Employment and continuing education rate of 100 percent – 75 percent are employed; 25 percent continued their education.

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics expects demand for bachelor-prepared human services professionals to grow faster than average through the next decade, especially in rural areas that already face a significant shortage of human services professionals. Depending on location, starting salary will typically range from $35,000 to $45,000.

Related Programs

Internship Opportunities

In Field Practicum (HUSR 5314) students complete 400 hours of a management-focused internship. Internship opportunities exist with a number of local and regional human services agencies including, but not limited to, ACCORD Corp., Adelphoi Behavioral Sciences, Alfred Montessori School, Allegany County ARC, Allegany County Department of Health, Allegany County Department of Social Services, Allegany County Office for the Aging, Allegany Rehabilitation Associates, Inc., Catholic Charities, Hillside Children's Services, Hornell Area Concern for Youth, St. James Mercy Healthcare, Trapping Brook House, and the YMCA of Hornell.

Entrance Requirements/Recommendations

  • Applicants are informed that many human services agencies require that field practicum students pass background checks before being allowed to begin their field placements.
  • While the program allows students to pursue their degrees on a part-time basis, applicants should be aware that they must enroll as full-time students in the semester in which they take their senior fieldwork (HUSR 5314).

Required: Algebra, SAT and/or ACT scores with a recommended combined reading/writing and math SAT score of 1080 or a composite ACT score of 21.

Graduation Requirements

  • Good academic standing (cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher)
  • Successful completion of all courses in the prescribed eight-semester plan
  • Grade of "B" (3.0) or higher in HUSR 5314
  • Completion of HUSR 5003, HUSR 5103, HUSR 5203, and HUSR 5213 with a "C+" (2.5) or higher grade in each
  • Submission of the college's degree application form
  • Combined "C+" (2.5) average or higher among HUSR 2083, HUSR 4033, PSYC 1063 and HUSR 1074
Practicum (HUSR 1074) Pre-requisites
  • Good academic standing (cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher)
  • Completion of PSYC 1063 and either HUSR 2083 or HUSR 4033 with a combined "C+" (2.5) or higher average grade
  • Submission of HUSR 1074 practicum application form to the departmental practicum coordinator
  • Approval of the deparmental faculty
  • Ability to pass any agency required background check
Practicum (HUSR 5314) Pre-requisites
  • Good academic standing (cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher)
  • Completion of at least 3 of the following 4 courses - HUSR 5003, HUSR 5103, HUSR 5203, HUSR 5213 - with a "C+" (2.5) or higher grade in each of the three
  • Submission of HUSR 5314 practicum application form to the departmental practicum coordinator
  • Approval of the department faculty
  • Ability to pass any required background check
  • Completion of HUSR 1074

Human Services Management- BS Degree

TYPICAL EIGHT-SEMESTER PROGRAM

First

COMP 1503 Freshman Composition 3
PSYC 1013 General Psychology 3
SOCI 1163 General Sociology 3
HUSR 2083 Introduction to Human Services 3
    (Fall only)   
XXXX xxx3 Gen Ed American History Elective 3
HPED xxx1 Physical Education 1
     

16

Second

PSYC 1023 Human Development 3
PSYC 1063 Basic Helping Skills 3
HUSR 4033 Issues in Human Services 3
    (Spring only)  
LITR xxx3 Literature Elective 3
MATH 1113 Statistical Concepts 3
  OR     
MATH 2124 Statistical Methods & Analysis 4
  OR     
MATH 1123 Statistics I 3
     

15

Third

SOCI 1223 Power, Privilege, & Difference 3
XXXX xxx3 Gen Ed Other World Civilization Elective 3
XXXX xxxx Gen Ed Natural Science Elective 3-4
XXXX xxx3 Liberal Arts Elective 3
SPCH 1083 Effective Speaking 3
      15

 

Fourth

SOCI 1183 Contemporary Social Problems 3
HUSR 1074 Practicum in Human Services 4
    (104 hours of field work and two-hour seminar)  
XXXX xxx3 Departmental Elective 3
XXXX xxx3 Liberal Arts Elective 3
XXXX xxx3 Open Elective 3
      16

Fifth

ACCT 5043 Accounting Perspectives 3
BUAD 3153 Fundamentals of Management 3
 

  

Note: Minimum of C required  
SOCI 5023 Research Methods 3
    (Fall only)   
PSYC 5013 Counseling Theory 3
    (Fall only)   
HUSR 5003 Community Organizations 3
    Note: Minimum of C+ required (Fall only)  
      15

Sixth

BUAD 5023 Human Resource Management 3
BUAD 5013 Principles of Leadership 3
BUAD 5003 Management Communications 3
XXXX xxx3 Liberal Arts Elective 3
HUSR 5103 Social Policy & Human Services 3
    Note: Minimum of C+ required (spring only)  
      15

 

Seventh

XXXX xxx3 Liberal Arts Elective 3
BUAD 5043 Business Ethics 3
HUSR 5203 Grants Contracts Organ Adv HS 3
    Note: Minimum C+ required (Fall only)  
HUSR 5213 Case Management Systems 3
    Note: Minimum C+ required (Fall only)  
PSYC 5103 Industrial/Orgnztnl Psychology 3
    (Fall only)   
      15

Eighth

HUSR 5314 Human Serv Field Practic & Sem 14
    (Spring only) (Grade of "B" (3.0) or higher required)  
    Minimum 400 hours field work, three-hour weekly seminar.  

 

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Fifth

First Seven Week Session
BUAD 3153 Fundamentals of Management 3
HUSR 5003 Community Organizations 3
PSYC 5013 Counseling Theory 3
      9

Second Seven Week Session

SOCI 5023 Research Methods 3
PSYC 5013 Counseling Theory 3
      6

 

Winter Session

BUAD 5043 Business Ethics 3
      3

Sixth

First Seven Week Session

BUAD 5013 Principles of Leadership 3
HUSR 5103  Social Policy & Human Services 3
      6

Second Seven Week Session

BUAD 5023 Human Resource Management 3
LAS Elective     3
      6

Summer

First Five Week Session

LAS Elective     3
      3

Second Five Week Session

BUAD 5003 Management Communications 3
      3

Seventh

First Seven Week Session

HUSR 5203 Grants Contracts Organ Adv HS 3
HUSR 5213 Case Management Systems 3
      6

Second Seven Week Session

ACCT 5043 Accounting Perspectives 3
PSYC 5103 Industrial/Orgnztnl Psychology 3
      6

Eighth

Fifteen Week Session

HUSR 5314 Human Serv Field Practic & Sem 14
       
XXXX xxx3 Liberal Arts Elective*
      17

ACCELERATED 3-YEAR PROGRAM

First

COMP 1503 Freshman Composition 3
PSYC 1013 General Psychology 3
SOCI 1163 General Sociology 3
HUSR 2083 Introduction to Human Services 3
    (Fall only)  
XXXX xxx3 Liberal Arts Elective* 3
XXXX xxx3 General Ed Other World CIvilization Elective** 3
HPED xxx1 Physical Education Elective 1
      19

Second

PSYC 1023 Human Development 3
PSYC 1063 Basic Helping Skills 3
HUSR 4033 Issues in Human Services 3
    (Spring only)  
LITR xxx3 Gen Ed Literature Elective 3
MATH 1113 Statistical Concepts 3
  OR     
MATH 1123 Statistics I 3
  OR     
MATH 2124 Statistical Methods & Analysis 4
SOCI 1183 Contemporary Social Problems 3
      18

Summer

XXXX xxx3 Gen Ed Natural Science Elective 3
XXXX xxx3 Liberal Arts Elective* 3
      15

Third

SOCI 1223 Power, Privilege, & Difference 3
XXXX xxx3 Department Elective*** 3
SPCH 1083 Effective Speaking 3
ACCT 5043 Accounting Perspectives 3
BUAD 3153 Fundamentals of Management 3
    Note: Minimum of C required pre req for all upper-level BUAD courses  
HUSR 5003 Community Organizations 3
    Note: Minimum of C+ required (Fall only)  
      18

Fourth

HUSR 1074 Practicum in Human Services 4
XXXX xxx3 Gen Ed American History Elective***** 3
BUAD 5023 Human Resource Management 3
BUAD 5013 Principles of Leadership 3
BUAD 5003 Management Communications 3
HUSR 5103 Social Policy & Human Services 3
    Note: Minimum of C+ required (Spring only)  
      19

Summer

XXXX xxx3 Open Elective 3
XXXX xxx3 Liberal Arts Elective* 3
      6

 

Fifth

SOCI 5023 Research Methods 3
    (Fall only)  
PSYC 5013 Counseling Theory 3
    (Fall only)  
BUAD 5043 Business Ethics 3
HUSR 5203 Grants Contracts Organ Adv HS 3
    Note: Minimum of C+ required (Fall only)  
HUSR 5213 Case Management Systems 3
    Note: Minimum of C+ required (Fall only)  
PSYC 5103 Industrial/Orgnztnl Psychology 3
    (Fall only)  
      18

Sixth

XXXX xxx3 Liberal Arts Elective* 3
HUSR 5314 Human Serv Field Practic & Sem 14
    (Spring only) (Grade of "B" (3.0) or higher required)  
    (Minimum 400 hours field work, three-hour weekly seminar)  
      17

For all Human Services Management Programs: Be advised that a prior felony conviction may impede a student's ability to participate in an internship and complete the program.

Note:

* Any non-required course designated as "Liberal Arts and Sciences" in the college catalog.

** One of ANTH 1013 (Cultural Anthropology), ANTH 5113 (Cross-Cultural Encounters), ANTH 5333 (Medical Anthropology), HIST 5133 (Africa and the West), PLSC 1053 (International Relations), SOCI 1193 (Marriage & Family Across World Cultures), or GEOW 9100.

*** Any non-required course taught in the Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences.

**** HUSR 1074 requires a "C+" (2.5) or above average between PSYC 1063 and either HUSR 2083 or HUSR 4033.

***** One of HIST 1143 (American History I), HIST 2143 (American History II), PLSC 1043 (American Government) or GEAH 9100.