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2018 Siena Heights University Catalog 
2018 Siena Heights University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Community and Human Services, B.A.

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The Community and Human Services major is offered at one or more centers of the College for Professional Studies but is not available in the College of Arts and Sciences.

The Community and Human Services major is a multi-disciplinary program for persons interested - or already involved - in human service careers. This degree prepares students for a variety of career opportunities in the “helping” professions, where social service workers help strengthen the abilities and resources of others. Designed for students with some previous study and/or experience in the social sciences, the program offers a strong overview of the social service field and the role of the professional as an agent for positive social change in the community. Those students who wish to pursue a concentration in Family Systems studies should pay particular attention to their choice of electives and discuss their program with the academic advisor.

Course Requirements

Course Requirements for Major

Prerequisites: 6 Credit Hours

Capstone Course

The following courses MUST be completed prior to taking CSV 495 

Approved Electives: 12 Credit Hours

Four electives from a number of disciplines, including but not limited to CDV, CRJ, CSV, GER, PSC, PSY, SOC, SWK, must be approved by the Community and Human Services program coordinator. These electives are selected in consultation with the student’s advisor and may enhance specific vocational interests. At least one approved elective (3 credit hours) must be taken at Siena Heights University.

Select two from the following courses:

Total for Major: 39 Credit Hours

Other Requirements

  1. No “D” grades are allowed in the major. Eighteen (18) credit hour residency requirement in major.
  2. CSV 320  and CSV 495  require an academic service learning component. Students will be required to participate in specific experiential learning which augments the traditional classroom environment. CSV 495  is considered the capstone course during which final learning outcome assessment will occur. A practicum service component of 100 clock hours is required for this course. Prerequisites must be carefully monitored.
  3. Students working toward a Community and Human Services Degree who transfer Community and Human Services electives from other institutions may not count grades below 2.0 toward the twelve (12) hours. In addition, grades below 2.0 for the required prerequisites and core requirements do not apply.
  4. All students must maintain a cumulative 2.50 g.p.a. in the major.

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