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Grace College Online Education

Bachelor of Human Services

Overview

Conflict is a fact of life. People are constantly dealing with issues that require assistance and support from outside sources. Whether it’s divorce, homelessness, or a personal tragedy, people will always need help with personal issues that are affecting their well-being. Well-trained assistance can provide a person in need with a guiding hand through dark times, and help them back up on their feet.

This online bachelor’s degree in human services is for students balancing work and personal commitments while pursuing an education, offering convenient scheduling and academic resources to make completing a bachelor’s degree a reality.

Credit Requirements

Prior to graduation from this 45 credit hour program, students need 75 credit hours accumulated through other college credit, which can include up to 24 credit hours of Experiential Learning credit. College credits must be 100 level or higher with a C- or higher from an accredited (or approved unaccredited) college.

You can receive Grace College Experiential Learning Credit for documented life experiences after high school such as workplace learning and personal activities such as music lessons, athletic involvement, and computer courses. Our team will help you discover your credit-worthy experiences and document those experiences for credit. Grace awards one credit hour per 20 hours of documented experience at no cost to you!

Students currently below 39 credit hours should complete the Associate of Science in Liberal Arts prior to this bachelor’s degree.

At A Glance

  • Next Start Date April 27, 2020
  • Course Delivery 100% Online
  • Credit Hours 45
  • Degree Bachelor of Science
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Curriculum

  • GOL 3010 Fundamentals of Lifelong Learning

    Credit Hours: 3

    In this course, students will examine adult developmental stages including physical, cognitive, personality, social, and moral development.

  • GOL 3100 Business Writing in the New Millennium

    Credit Hours: 3

    Students will build a writing portfolio for diverse audiences and purposes. A writing rubric will ensure strong ideas, logical organization, conversational voice, clear words, smooth sentences, correct copy, and a reader-friendly design. Computer tools will be used to create and enhance written messages that meet the needs of today’s fast-paced business environment. Three hours.

  • GOL 3200 Expanded Conversation: Public Speaking in the Workplace

    Credit Hours: 3

    In this course, students will learn to analyze, construct, and deliver a variety of presentations required in the modern workplace. Emphasis will be on practicality and individual growth. Three hours.

  • GOL 3220 Systems of Social Welfare

    Credit Hours: 3

    This course provides an overview of the historical, economic, ideological and political foundations of social welfare programs and services. Course content provides a fundamental understanding of the processes involved in defining social problems, policy making structures and procedures, and current social welfare programs and systems within the United States. Three hours.

  • GOL 3300 Gifts Differing: Diversity and Teamwork in the Workplace

    Credit Hours: 3

    Students will gain experience with and knowledge of concepts related to diversity in the workplace. Special emphasis is placed on understanding personality preferences. Group dynamics such as power, perception, motivation, leadership, and decision-making are analyzed through readings, written assignments, and class discussion. Three hours.

  • GOL 3470 Delivery of Human Services: Theory and Practice

    Credit Hours: 3

    This course facilitates identification of specific human needs and conditions, which are the core of the human services profession, and the range of human service delivery systems that address them. The conditions most often encountered with addictions and chemical dependency, aging populations, crime, mental and physical illnesses, poverty, delinquency and developmental disabilities will be explored in depth. On completion of this course students will demonstrate knowledge of theory and skills necessary for employing the major models of human service delivery at individual, group and community levels.

  • GOL 3520 Human Growth and Development

    Credit Hours: 3

    This course explores the stages of human life, from prenatal development to infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. The life stages are examined from the biological, psychological and social perspectives with focus on the implications for the delivery of professional human services. This study will include an overview of the major human developmental theories describing the lifespan from birth to old age and death. Related topics will include genetics, cognitive and brain development, early life experiences and attachment, personality development, gender role, social and moral development, and aging. Research in development and developmental psychology will also be introduced. Three hours.

  • GOL 4000 Interpreting Basic Statistics

    Credit Hours: 3

    Students will learn how to interpret basic statistics in order to aid in the decision making process. Examples from research studies will be employed to help the student comprehend how various statistics can be used to make decisions about real life problems in the workplace. Three hours.

  • GOL 4020 Case Management

    Credit Hours: 3

    This course will introduce the student to case management as a service delivery model in the practice of professional human services. Models of case management and the various roles of the human services professional will be explored. Intake assessment, service plan development, and record documentation will be examined, along with legal and ethical guidelines and considerations in working with diverse client populations.

  • GOL 4380 Global Perspectives

    Credit Hours: 3

    No course description available at this time.

  • GOL 4420 Intervention Strategies and Technique

    Credit Hours: 3

    Students will learn the fundamentals of identifying problems of clients and formulating creative solutions by networking with available resources, becoming a liaison with the community, and utilizing secular and faith-based organizations to assist with emotional, financial, social and spiritual needs. There will be an emphasis on understanding the philosophical/biblical foundation of human service helping and on practically applying these principles in creating change strategies. Three hours.

  • GOL 4520 Interpersonal Communication and Interviewing Skills in Human Services

    Credit Hours: 3

    This course provides knowledge of theory and practice in interpersonal communication, which is vital to interpersonal experience within multiple contexts, both personal and professional. Course content will focus on skills related to verbal and nonverbal communication important for establishing positive rapport, understanding and applying one’s own style of relating, resolving conflict, and assisting clients in clarifying goals and desired outcomes. It will also include appraisal of current cultural factors on interpersonal communication.

  • GOL 4600 Applied Research

    Credit Hours: 3

    This course introduces the student to specific research terminology and research fundamentals such as design, samplings, surveys, experiments, focus groups, and other qualitative & quantitative approaches, culminating in a student research project. Three hours.

  • GOL 4620 Legal, Professional and Ethical Issues in Human Services

    Credit Hours: 3

    This course will provide an overview of major ethical and legal issues in the delivery of human services. The roles, functions, and legal and ethical responsibilities of the human service worker will also be investigated.  The course will help students reflect on their own personal and professional values and how those impact their practice.  Students will be able to analyze and develop a framework, which will serve as a foundation in addressing legal and ethical dilemmas in their practice in human services. Three hours.

  • GOL 4700 Senior Seminar

    Credit Hours: 3

    This culmination experience will enable students to select individualized activities that demonstrate their practical managerial skills in the workplace. Three hours.

Tuition & Fees

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How Much Will I Pay for my Degree?
2020-21 Human Services Program Tuition (per credit hour) $487
2020-21 Online Course Fee (per online class) $150

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How to Apply

In order to be considered for enrollment in a Bachelor’s program at Grace, you must fulfill certain admission requirements. Below is a list of the requirements for the program.

  • 60 prior college credit hours (some life and career experiences may be substituted for credit hours)
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Complete the application process

We recommend that you apply for admission at least one month before the next entry term. Students applying after the deadline are considered on a space available basis. It is best to apply early!

Step 1: Online Application

After all parts of your application have been completed and received in our enrollment office, your application will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee.

Step 2: Transcript Request

Request official transcripts from ALL postsecondary institutions that you have attended. The transcripts must come directly from the school. Transcripts should be sent to admissions@grace.edu.

Step 3: Acceptance Process

When all of the steps have been completed, you will be advised of the Admissions Committee’s decision. The Admissions Committee may request that you submit additional materials and/or that you interview with a representative of the College.

Step 4: Enrollment Deposit

Upon acceptance, submit your $100 Enrollment Deposit to accept your offer of admission. Your $100 deposit will be credited to your student account. Welcome to the Grace College community!

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Unlocked Opportunities

New careers are within your grasp.

Case Manager

Average Salary (2018) $36,000

Human Services Assistant

Average Salary (2018) $32,000

Community Health Worker

Average Salary (2018) $38,000

Rehabilitation Counselors

Average Salary (2018) $35,000

Addictions Counselor

Average Salary (2018) $42,000

Community Services Manager

Average Salary (2018) $65,000

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