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Human Services Management (BS)

Human Services (BS) equips you with skills needed for helping people. These skills include organizational, communication, problem solving and techniques and daily life management. Not only will you learn how to provide direct service to clients, but you also will develop a strong foundation for program management and supervision.

Internship opportunities are available in this program. Although you can pursue this degree as a part-time student, you will need to be full-time during your senior fieldwork term. Employment for this field is on an upward trend. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects job growth to be about 11 percent in the next six years. Job opportunities include working with the elderly, children, homeless, immigrants, people with disabilities, mentally ill and veterans.

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

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Associate degree in a technical or business related field
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Laptop computer recommended

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.

* Alfred State does not place students in internships

ONLINE LEARNING SEMESTER SCHEDULE (LAST 2 YEARS)*

FIFTH SEMESTER

Session Course # Course Name Credits
First
7 Weeks
BUAD 3153 Fundamentals Of Mgmt. 3
First
7 Weeks
HUSR 5003 Community Organizations 3
First
7 Weeks
PSYC 5013 Counseling Theory 3
Second
7 Weeks
SOCI 5023 Research Methods 3
Second
7 Weeks
PSYC 5013 Counseling Theory 3
Winter Session BUAD 5043 Business Ethics 3

SIXTH SEMESTER

Session Course # Course Name Credits
First
7 Weeks
BUAD 5013 Principles of Leadership 3
First
7 Weeks
HUSR 5103 Social Policy & Human Services 3
Second
7 Weeks
BUAD 5023 Human Resource Mgmt. 3
Second
7 Weeks
  LAS Elective 3
Summer
Sesson 1
  LAS Elective 3
Summer
Sesson 2
BUAD 5003 Mgmt. Communications 3

SEVENTH SEMESTER

Session Course # Course Name Credits
First 7 Weeks HUSR 5203 Grants Contracts Organ
Adv HS
3
First 7 Weeks HUSR 5213 Case Mgmt. Systems 3
Second
7 Weeks
ACCT 5043 Accounting Perspectives 3
Second
7 Weeks
PSYC 5103 Industrial/Organizational Psychology 3

EIGHTH SEMESTER

Course # Course Name Credits
HUSR 5314 Human Service Field Practicum & Seminar 14
XXXX xxx3 Liberal Arts Elective 3

* Additional course work may be required