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Human Services

Bachelor of Arts

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.

Program Objectives

Upon completion of the program, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an ability to think clearly, logically, critically, and creativity.
  2. Students should be able to analyze best practices in current trends related to human services.
  3. Identify, advocate for, and manage the unique expectations and needs of human services within a variety of culturally diverse communities.
  4. 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.
  5. Be accepted into a graduate program or be employed in a field related to human services.

Required Courses

Program Course List

Human Services Courses (12 credit hours required):


    Criminal Justice (6 credit hours required):


    Human Resources (3 credit hours required):


    Psychology (9 credit hours required):


    Substance Abuse Counseling (6 credit hours required):

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