Associate of Applied Science in Human Services

BGSU Firelands

This degree program prepares students for employment as paraprofessionals in social and human service agencies. It also provides a means for those currently employed in these organizations to improve their proficiencies and move toward promotion. The two-year degree program combines academic courses and a supervised field experience, and may be applied toward several baccalaureate programs offered by the College of Health and Human Services.

The human services degree program trains the student to deal with a broad range of human service issues, populations, and agencies.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates from this degree program will possess the following knowledge and skills:

  • Apply appropriate psychosocial concepts to clinical populations, such as those who are at-risk, needy, and/or disadvantaged;
  • Evaluate relevant theory (i.e. case management, interviewing and observation) in human services settings, such as mental health, victim, or employment support agencies;
  • Demonstrate basic clinical skills in practice, such as providing support, identifying problems, and working with diverse groups.  

Spring 2018 course requirements