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Human Services Concentration (Associate of Arts in General Studies)

Vision Statement

The Associate of Arts in Human Services is a professional development program within the general field of Behavioral Sciences, which encompasses the disciplines of Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology. The program vision is to develop in its students an understanding of the broader sociocultural and historical forces that create human need and entry level professional skills to positively impact the lives of others in our communities.


Mission Statement

The Human Services concentration of the General Studies Associate of Arts is a subset of Behavioral Sciences. It is community based, and focuses on applied work with community behavioral health.


Program Description/Goals

The Associate of Arts in General Studies concentration in Human Services is a 62 credit (2 year) degree that prepares students for work in the behavioral health field, meeting the requirements for certification as a Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician – Community (MHRT/C) required for many jobs in applied community based work.


Program Requirements

CRN Course Name Credits
  General Education Requirements 29 credits
Human Services Requirements
SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology 3 credits
SOC 110 Introduction to Human Services & Community Mental Health 3 credits
​PSY 221 Psychosocial Rehabilitation 3 credits
PSY 232 Trauma and Resiliency 3 credits
PSY 246 Vocational Aspects of Disabilities 3 credits
PSY 270 Case Management 3 credits
PSY 308 Lifespan Human Development  
PSY 330 Interviewing and Counseling 3 credits
PSY 332 Substance Abuse Counseling  
PSY 334 Crisis Identification & Intervention  
Total 62 credits

Required Support Course

CRN Course Name Credits
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology 3 credits

Techniques for Assessment

The student will be assessed both directly and indirectly. Students are to maintain a year-by-year portfolio of exemplars of their work. In the final year, the portfolio will be reviewed by faculty from the Behavioral Science program.


Required Experiential Work

Students will be expected to work within the campus and local communities each year. The extra-mural service learning experiences will be part of the pre-graduation evaluation, and constitute the citizenship and social responsibility requirements of the general education core.


Required Advisor

Each student in Human Services, within the first year of attending UMFK, shall select an advisor from among the full-time faculty in the Behavioral and Social Sciences. The advisor will guide the career and professional choices of the student.


Suggested Course Sequencing

Fall Semester Freshman Year

CRN Course Name Credits
HUM 102 First Year Experience 3 credits
  General Education - Quantitative Reasoning 3 credits
ENG 100 English Composition I 3 credits
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology 3 credits
  General Education – Foreign Language 3 credits
SOC 110 Intro to Human Services & Community Mental Health 3 credits
Total 18 credits

Spring Semester Freshmen Year

CRN Course Name Credits
ANT 100 Introduction to Anthropology 3 credits
  General Education - Information Literacy 4 credits
ENG 101 English Composition II 3 credits
PSY 270 Case Management 3 credits
  Available MHRT/C Class 3 credits
Total 16 credits

Fall Semester Sophomore Year

CRN Course Name Credits
  Available MHRT/C Class 3 credits
  Available MHRT/C Class 3 credits
  Available MHRT/C Class 3 credits
  General Education - Communication: Oral 3 credits
  General Education - Natural Science 4 credits
Total 16 credits

 

Spring Semester Sophomore Year

CRN Course Name Credits
  General Education - Arts & Humanities 3 credits
  Available MHRT/C Class 3 credits
  Available MHRT/C Class 3 credits
  Available MHRT/C Class 3 credits
  Upper level PSY elective 3 credits
Total 15 credits

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