follow christ, lead the way

the human services major is for students who want to equip themselves with an education in human services skills. the integration of a christian worldview ensures the education is morally and ethically grounded. this major prepares individuals for entry-level positions in a variety of human services professions and provides a foundation for bachelor-level programs such as criminology, counseling, ministry, psychology, and social work. this major does not prepare students for licensure.


on completion of this major, students should be able to:
  • integrate christian principles in the context of skills required by a helping professional.
  • demonstrate awareness of social issues.
  • exhibit competency in effective interpersonal communication.
  • discuss the importance of cultural competence.
  • evaluate appropriate assistance and services to diverse populations.
this degree program is available in the following formats:

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100% online courses in a 5-week as-you-go flexible format for busy adults featuring forum discussions and weekly assignment deadlines.

major24 hours

  • fundamental concepts of human services, addressing addictions, criminology, family studies, psychology, and sociology with a biblical worldview. students will develop a personalized view of the helping professions.
  • skills for communication in the helping professions, including rapport building, interviewing, active listening, and documenting in context with personal awareness, problem solving, diversity, and confidentiality.
    prerequisite: hsv1000
  • a review of social issues with a focus on opportunities that encourages students to discuss problems in positive terms and determine their role in making a difference in society and in their professions.
    prerequisite: hsv1000
  • basic human behavior from a christian viewpoint as a framework for learning the biological, psychological, spiritual, and social aspects that affect human behavior.
    prerequisite: hsv1000
  • public and private services and institutions and how these can be best utilized to serve general, at-risk, and vulnerable populations.
    prerequisite: hsv1000

electives required in cju, sac, min, psy, soc: 9 hours