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2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Arts: Human Services (AA)

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Division of Business & Professional Studies

The Human Services program combines courses in social sciences, primarily psychology and sociology, with seminars and field work in the human and social services field. In addition to obtaining the necessary professional skills such as interviewing, report writing, behavior modification, and human relations, students gain a broad background in the liberal arts. Upon graduation, students are prepared to work in a variety of social agencies related to their educational credentials and work experience.

Upon successful completion, the Associate in Arts Degree in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Human Services is awarded.

Program Outcomes

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Program Requirements

CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) and SORI (Sexual Offender Registry Information) background checks are required prior to practicum placement and will be conducted by the practicum location in accordance with state regulations. CORI and SORI results are confidential

credits: 16

First Year: Semester 2

credits: 15/16

Second Year: Semester 1

credits: 16

Second Year: Semester 2

credits: 15/16

Total Credits: 62/64

Program Notes

* Course to be taken first semester.

** Students simultaneously enrolled in the Direct Support Certificate should take SSO 224 SOCIOLOGY OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES  and SO 120 DISABILITIES: DIAGNOSIS AND INTERVENTIONS   as Program Electives. Students simultaneously enrolled in the Substance Abuse Certificate should take SW 203 COUNSELING AND TREATMENT  and PS 253 SUBSTANCE ABUSE: SCREENING AND ASSESSMENT   as Program Electives.

This program qualifies for MassTransfer with select public institutions in Massachusetts. (Student must take a 100 level math course for the math/science elective) For more information, visit www.mass.edu/masstransfer.


Language Elective:

Any college level language course, including American Sign Language.

Math Electives:

Any 100-level Mathematics or higher (not MAC).

Program Electives:

Any Social Welfare (SW), Psychology (PS) or Sociology (SO) course.

Graduation Competency

Quantitative skills is a MassBay graduation competency for associate degree programs. Prior to graduation, students must demonstrate this competency by completing a 100-level math course (not MAC); or placing into a 200-level mathematics course.


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