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Human Services - Concentration: Applied Sociology (BS)


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Bachelor of Science - Human Services


123 credits required for graduation

The Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services is an interdisciplinary program emphasizing the application of theoretical principles of sociology, psychology, and human development to real-world settings.  It prepares students for human services careers in the non-profit, private for profit, and government sectors and is foundational for graduate degrees in social work, sociology, gerontology, or related fields.  Students examine age-related changes from conception to death in the context of intersecting social systems, analyze social problems, and develop skills in advocacy and interpersonal communication to improve the delivery of human serves in the interest of human well-being.  The program offers three concentrations: Applied Sociology, Gerontology, and Social Work.

Curriculum

General Education Requirements (60 hours)

The primary objective of the general education requirements is to guarantee that all students seeking a Bachelor of Science in Human Services (BS) degree will share a common body of knowledge drawn from a broad spectrum of subject areas.

Additional Requirements (3 hours)

The physical education requirement is comprised of one credit hour of Wellness and two credit hours of additional Physical Education courses.

Legislative Requirements

Georgia law required that each candidate for a degree demonstrate knowledge of the history and constitution on the United States and Georgia. These requirements may be met by receiving a passing grade in certain courses, or by passing the appropriate examination.  The courses and the requirement(s) each course satisfies are as follows:

  1. HIST 2111  or HIST 2112   satisfies the Georgia and U.S. history requirement (if taken at a University System of Georgia institution).
  2. POLS 1101   satisfies the Georgia and U.S. Constitution requirement (if taken at a University System of Georgia institution).
  3. Students with transfer credit (HIST 2111 , HIST 2112   or POLS 1101   from outside the University System of Georgia will need to contact the Testing Center regarding the legislative exams requirements.

Major Requirements (60 hours)

The major requirements consist of both required and elective courses.  The required courses are designed to ensure that all students receiving the  BS in Human Services will share a common set of learning experiences toward achievement of the Program Outcome Goals.  Elective courses give students an opportunity to explore topics of interest at an advanced level.

Program Outcome Goals

Bachelor of Science - Human Services-Applied Sociology

Students in the Human Services-Applied Sociology program will be able to:

  1. Communicate human services issues in written and oral formats.
  2. Develop critical thinking skills related to the delivery of human services in the interest of human well-being
  3. Apply research methods to address issues relating to human services
  4. Work with diverse people reflecting typical and atypical human development in varied human service settings
  5. Critique theoretical knowledge human service
  6. Employ ethical standards developed by the American Sociological Association (ASA) and the Association of Applied and Clinical Sociology (AACS) in the field of applied sociology
  7. Design interventions through active community engagement to produce positive social change.

Bachelor of Science - Human Services - Gerontology

  1. Communicate human services issues in written and oral formats.
  2. Develop critical thinking skills related to the delivery of human services in the interest of human well-being
  3. Apply research methods to address issues relating to human services
  4. Work with diverse people reflecting typical and atypical human development in varied human service settings
  5. Critique theoretical knowledge human service
  6. Employ ethical standards developed by the American Psychological Association and the National Organization of Human Services (NOHS) in the field of gerontology
  7. Negotiate issues and challenges in the planning, execution, and delivery of gerontological services.

Bachelor of Science - Human Services - Social Work

  1. Communicate human services issues in written and oral formats.
  2. Develop critical thinking skills related to the delivery of human services in the interest of human well-being
  3. Apply research methods to address issues relating to human services
  4. Work with diverse people reflecting typical and atypical human development in varied human service settings
  5. Critique theoretical knowledge human service
  6. Employ ethical standards developed by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) in the field of social work
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of social work concepts, advocacy, and appropriate delivery systems in case specific formats.

General Education (60 semester hours)


Area A - Essential Skills (9 hours)


Area B - Institutuion Option (4 hours)


Area C - Humanities/Fine Arts (6 hours)


Area D - Natural Science, Math (11 hours)


Select one from the following:


Area E - Social Science (12 hours)


Area F - Courses Related to the Program of Study (18 hours)


A grade of C is required in all courses

Select from the courses below (3-6 hours)


Additional Requirements (3 hours)


Physical Education Requirement


Program of Study (60 semester hours)


A grade of C or better is required in all courses

Required Human Services Courses (21 hours)


Select one from the following:


Applied Sociology Concentration (24 hours)


General Electives (15 hours)


1000/4000 Level

Please see the GGC course Catalog

Consult with your mentor to choose a minor, certificate, or certification, or take other classes relevant to interests and future career.

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