OCU’s Bachelor of Arts in Human Services program requires its majors to critically explore the practice of social advocacy within a Biblical worldview. Human Services majors will be prepared for a variety of professions and for graduate work in criminology, counseling, psychology, and social work. Through exposure to a broad set of readings, extensive composition activity, and oral presentations, OCU’s Human Services majors will develop the intellectual and practical skills needed to make a difference in their community.
Upon completion of the program, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate an ability to think clearly, logically, critically, and creativity.
- Analyze current trends related to human services.
- Identify, advocate for, and manage the unique expectations and needs of human services within a variety of culturally diverse communities.
- Integrate a Biblically based and Christ-centered approach in the practice of managing human services within a variety of contexts and to a variety of constituencies.
- Be accepted into a graduate program or be employed in a field related to human services.
120 Semester Credits
- 36 General Education, Introduction to Sociology (3) required
- 30 Electives
- 18 Faith and Religion Courses
- 36 Human Services Major Courses, 21 credit hours at the 3000-level or above
Program Core Requirements
- Criminal Justice (6)
- Human Resources (3)
- Psychology (9)
- Substance Abuse Counseling (6)
- Human Services (12)
- HSV4000 Advocacy and Public Policy (3)
- HSV4100 Ethics and Human Services (3)
- HSV4200 Leadership and Administration (3)
- HSV4800 Human Services Capstone Course (3)
- A minimum of 50 semester credits from an institution of higher learning accredited regionally or by ABHE.
- Official transcript directly from all institutions previously attended.
- GPA of 2.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale) on all prior work.
- Application form and payment of Application Fee.
Any applicant not meeting the above-stated requirements may petition for consideration.