2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Human Services - Bachelor of Science (LCAL only Degree Completion Program)

Like the traditional Human Service Program, this LCAL-only degree completion program prepares students to work with children, adolescents and adults in a variety of human services settings. Human Services majors concentrate on gaining a foundation in the liberal arts, human growth and development, the human services delivery system, and the social policies that shape services delivery and provide for social needs.

This degree completion program is designed specifically to meet the needs of working adults to help to maximize their work experience, existing credits and time. In this program classes are offered consistently year-around in evenings, on weekends, and during the day, allowing students the flexibility to complete the Bachelor of Science degree in a timely manner.

Requirements

LIBERAL ARTS Requirements 42

Writing  6
Humanities (American History and Literature)  9
Social Sciences  9
Sciences and Mathematics (Natural Sciences and Mathematics)  6
Art  6
Liberal Arts Electives  6

I. Required Human Services Courses (21 credits)

CPSYC 1401Lifespan Development

3

CSOCL 2402Sociology of Family

3

CSOCS 3444Research Methods in the Social Sciences

3

CBIOL 2502Essentials of Health

3

CPLCY 3552Social Policy

3

CSOCL 3445Race, Class and Gender

3

CHMSR 4551Senior Capstone Seminar: Human Services and Counseling

3

Total Credit Hours:21

III. Experiential Learning (13 Credits)

CHMSR 1551Foundations and Systems in the Helping Professions

3

CHMSR 2551Concepts and Skills in Professional Practice

4

Total Credit Hours:13
Two additional 3-credit internship courses are currently in development.

II. Choose 3 Courses (9 Credits)

CPSYC 2421Introduction to Counseling

3

CPSYC 3422Trauma and Crisis

3

CPSYC 3425Applied Group Dynamics

3

CPSYC 3427Family Interventions

3

CSOCL 3551Activism and Change in Communities

3

CSWRK 3201Case Management in Social Work and Counseling

3

CMGMT 3469Organizational Behavior and Ethics

3

Total Credit Hours:9

IV. Remaining Electives (35 Credits)

LCAL Options for Electives

AINTD 3008Introductory Seminar: Lives in Context

3

CWRIT 2250Writing Workshop

3

AWRIT 4010Prior Learning Assessment Preparation

3

Total Credit Hours:35

Lives in Context is the required Orientation course for all incoming adult students pursuing an individually designed program.

Students may have transferred a writing course or have met the writing requirement and be able to waive this course. However, students who have been out of school for a while or with insufficient writing skills are encouraged to take this course. The PLA course also requires a high level of writing as students are required to write essays to document prior learning.

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) is an opportunity for students to gain credits for their work and life experiences which have resulted in extensive learning in one or more areas. Students may receive no more than 45 credits through this method. Portfolios are reviewed and assessed for final credit awards. Students may choose not to pursue this option and take courses instead.  For additional information on PLA, students may contact the PLA coordinator Eugene Ferraro at eferraro@lesley.edu.

Total: 120 credits