Upon successful completion of all requirements, students will have the ability to:
- Identify a range of health and human services professions and their characteristics; understand typical human services (HS) problems and client needs; understand the theoretical foundations of human services intervention.
- Understand the foundational principles of two social science disciplines critical to HS intervention.
- Critically evaluate social science methodologies and research; propose a research project that would answer a significant research question; utilize statistical methods to evaluate data in relation to knowledge claims.
- Recognize the importance of human values and cultural diversity in the provision of health and human services.
- Develop personal characteristics and professional skills – e.g., interview, presentation, writing – necessary for success in HS positions.
- Demonstrate understanding of various mental health areas such as mental illness, developmental disabilities, addictions, child mental and emotional health.
- Demonstrate knowledge of community organizations, agency structure and function; client populations and problems; specific helping techniques.