Oct 19, 2018  
Undergraduate Bulletin 2009-2010 
    
Undergraduate Bulletin 2009-2010 [Archived Catalog]

Human Services Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


Program: B.S. degree
Department of Human Services
College of Health and Human Services

Neff Hall 130 ~ 260-481-6424 ~ www.ipfw.edu/hs/


The student learning outcomes for the degree are as follows:

  • Students will understand basic concepts of a variety of helping theories.
  • Students will have an enhanced knowledge of basic helping skills.
  • Students will achieve knowledge of organizational functioning through experience in community agencies/treatment facilities.
  • Students will be able to write clear, objective and concise reports.
  • Students will examine their values and begin a process of personal awareness.
  • Students will know the ethical standards for human service workers.
  • Students will recognize the need for continued learning and professional development.

The Bachelor of Science in Human Services is a degree that requires a total of 125 semester credit hours. The program is designed to prepare students to become human service professionals who can meet the needs of clients and communities within a diverse society. Examples of job roles that graduates of the degree would be qualified to fill include group home supervisor, substance abuse prevention educator, case manager, social service agency staff/manager, and psychiatric rehabilitation worker/supervisor, among others.

Call the Human Services office at 260-481-6424 for additional information and to be assigned an advisor.

Admission

To gain entry into this program, you must meet all of the requirements for admission to IPFW and comply with internship agency requirements for internship placements.  Students should contact the Department of Human Services at 260-481-6424 for more information and to be assigned an advisor.

Human Services Admission Requirements
(Effective January 1, 2010)

  • Admission to the Human Services Program is by application only.  See the HSRV website for an application.  (http://www.ipfw.edu/hs/)
  • Applicants must have completed the following prerequisite courses with a C or better:
    • HSRV  100
    • HSRV  103
    • HSRV  105
    • PSY  120
    • SOC  161
    • ENG  131
    • COM  114
    • ETCS  106
  • Applicants must have a 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale to qualify for admission.
  • Applicants will be required to complete a background check at their own expense and demonstrate meeting the College of Health and Human Services Technical Standards as part of the application process.
  • Veterans must submit a copy of their discharge papers.  

Internships

Students in the human services program will complete two years of internships during their academic career.  The first is completed during the sophomore year and the second is conducted during the senior year.  Students should consult with their academic advisor regarding internship opportunities.

IPFW General Education Requirements


Area I—Linguistic and Numerical Foundations


Must complete the following courses with a grade of C or better.

Area III—The Individual, Culture, and Society Credits: 6


Must complete the following courses with a grade of C or better.

Area IV—Humanistic Thought Credits: 6


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

  • Philosophy elective  Cr. 3

Area V—Creative and Artistic Expression Credits: 3


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

Area VI—Inquiry and Analysis Credits: 6


Must complete the following courses with a grade of C or better.

See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses

  • Psychology elective  Cr. 3.
  • Sociology elective  Cr. 3

Required supporting courses Credits: 33


Choose from the following Credits: 3


Choose from the following Credits: 3


Course must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Choose from the following Credits: 3


Course must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Human Service Concentration Credits: 24


Student works with advisor to identify a group of courses from human services and related disciplines that support a concentration in such areas as addictions, psychiatric rehabilitation, gerontology, child/adolescent services, activity/recreational therapies, and developmental disabilities. These courses prepare students to graduate with knowledge and skills directly applicable to their chosen area of interest within the human services profession.

 Students’ must complete 12 credits in concentration Area A and 12 credits in concentration Area B.   See your academic advisor for approval of your chosen concentration areas and for approval of courses under each concentration area.

 Concentration Area A (12 CR.)

Students will choose a concentration in one of the following areas: Business and Administration, Communications and Public Relations, Computers and Technology, Divinity, Early childhood Education, Ecology, Ethics, Ethics and Cultural Studies, Homeless, International Studies, Marketing and Fundraising, Medical and Healthcare, Missionary Work, Peace Studies, Political Science, Professional Writing, Public Affairs, Sign Language, Teaching English as a New Language or Women’s Studies.

Concentration Area B (12 CR.)

Students will choose a concentration in one of the following areas: Adolescents, Children, Disabled and Special Needs, Diversity, Domestic Violence and Gender Roles, Family, Health and Well Being, Justice System, Leadership and Management, Gerontology, Spanish, or Substance Abuse.