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Bachelor of Science inHuman Services

Program Overview

Conflict is a fact of life in today’s world. People are constantly dealing with issues that may 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. The individuals that come to aid in times of need must maintain a skill set that allows them to approach every situation delicately. Well trained assistance can provide a person in need with a guiding hand through dark times, and help them back up on their feet.

Grace College’s GOAL (Grace Opportunities for Adult Learners) program is created just for students balancing work and personal commitments while pursuing an education. Our online Bachelor of Science in Human Services program offers convenient scheduling and academic resources to make completing a bachelor’s degree a reality. In addition to competitive tuition rates, you won’t have any book costs because courses in the GOAL programs use Open Educational Resources (OER), digital, openly licensed content. Building upon previous college credits and life-long learning experiences equivalent to about two years of college, the GOAL degree can be completed in 16 months.

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The Bachelor of Science in Human Services degree at Grace College is designed to give adults a first step to becoming an advocate for those individuals and groups who require help in times of conflict. The highly trained instructors at Grace College will give you all the tools you need to enter into the human services field of your choice. Upon graduation a wealth of new opportunities will be open and available for you.

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“I was really excited when Grace offered the GOAL program, and working with a lot of other people who were doing the same thing as me.”

Dee Anna Muraski Associate Director of Internships

Human Services Courses

GOL 3000 Adult Learner
GOL 3100 Business Writing in the New Millennium
GOL 3200 Expanded Conversation: Public Speaking in the Workplace
GOL 3220 Systems of Social Welfare
GOL 3300 Gifts Differing: Diversity and Teamwork in the Workplace
GOL 3470 Delivery of Human Services: Theory and Practice
GOL 3520 Human Growth and Development
GOL 4000 Interpreting Basic Statistics
GOL 4020 Case Management
GOL 4380 Global Perspectives
GOL 4420 Intervention Strategies and Techniques
GOL 4520 Interpersonal Communication & Interviewing Skills
GOL 4600 Applied Research
GOL 4620 Legal, Professional, and Ethical Issues in Human Services
GOL 4700 Senior Seminar
Choose one of the following electives: GOL 4100 or GOL 4800

In this course, students will examine adult developmental stages including physical, cognitive, personality, social, and moral development. This course will provide orientation activities for adult learners to adjust to the college environment, facilities, and technology. Experiential learning portfolio instruction is also provided, if applicable. Three hours.

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.

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.

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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.

Delivery of Human Services: Theory and Practice.

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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.

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Interpersonal Communication and Interviewing Skills in Human Services.

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.

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

GOL 4100
Ethical Change Agents Students will develop ethical awareness, accountability, and considerations to ethics in the working world including small group analysis of selected rules and cases. Three hours.

GOL 4800
Spiritual and Leadership Development This course focuses upon servant leadership, equipping and empowering others for leadership, and leading as a change agent. Though the leadership principles in this course are based upon Scripture, they are all applicable to a variety of contexts in the workplace. Three hours.

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