Bachelor - Human Services: Health Education and Community Services

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Do you aspire to a public sector career where you help develop and manage programs in areas of public health, education, and community service? You could begin to prepare for this professional goal when you become a student of Post University's Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a concentration in psychology - health education and community services degreeprogram. For more information about this bachelor's degree program, read on.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Post University's online and campus-based Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a concentration in psychology - health education and community services program gives you the opportunity to study topics in human development and behavior while focusing on related psychological processes and factors in human services. In core courses, you'll discuss human social and behavioral development, cognitive processes, psychological disorders, intervention methods, and psychopathology theories. The major curriculum addresses planning and intervention strategies in social work, social welfare programs, group behavior, human service manager roles, and social science research methods. An overview of social services programs in corrections, health, mental health, community service, and aged populations is also included. You will also participate in an internship at a human services agency.

What Are the Prerequisites?

As an applicant to Post University, you must have already earned a high school diploma or equivalent.

What Are the Program Requirements?

You must complete 120 credits to graduate from the Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a concentration in psychology - health education and community services degree program. This credit total is split evenly between general education and core and concentration courses. Post University accepts transfer credits from other accredited institutions.

General Education Core Courses

Course CodeCourse Title
ENG 110 College Writing
ENG 120 College Writing II
COM 107 Intro to Communications
CIS 112 Introduction to Computing
Liberal Arts Electives Select seven courses
PHL 203 Ethics
MAT 120

MAT 105
College Algebra
OR
Quantitative Methods
MAT 220 Statistics I
Science Elective Select one course
Unrestricted Electives Select five courses

Leadership Course

Course CodeCourse Title
LCS 105 Elements of Organizations

Major, Core, and Concentration Courses

Course CodeCourse Title
Designated Writing Course
HSV 450 Senior Seminar in Human Services
Major Core Courses
HSV 101 Introduction to Human Services
HSV 200 Intervention Methods of Human Services
HSV 260 Social Welfare
HSV 364 Human Behavior in the Social Environment
HSV 400 Ethical/Legal Issues in Human Services
HSV 405 Human Service Administration
HSV 460/461 Human Services Practicum
HSV 341 Research Methodologies
Psychology - Health Education and Community Services Concentration Courses
PSY 101 Fundamentals of Psychology I
PSY 102 Fundamentals of Psychology II
PSY 306 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 201 Child Development
PSY 260 Educational Psychology
Directed Electives
Select two 300/400-level courses

Career and Self-Awareness Courses

Course CodeCourse Title
CSS 101 College Success Seminar: Learning Across the Lifespan
PSS 301 Professional Success Seminar: Work, Life, and Career Development

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

After earning Post University's Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a concentration in psychology - health education and community services, you could be prepared to start your career in a variety of professional settings. You might seek work with community or community health centers, nonprofit organizations, adult education programs, or social welfare programs.

Positions you could pursue include:

  • Community Service Coordinator
  • Public Health Program Coordinator
  • Community Education Coordinator
  • Community Outreach Director / Manager

Advanced Degrees

While Post University's Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a concentration in psychology - health education and community services degree program prepares you to pursue entry-level or mid-management employment, you might seek a master's degree for career advancement purposes. In some cases, an advanced degree could be required for directorial or executive positions in the field. Examples of degrees you could seek include:

  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Social Work
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Science in Human Services