Human Services: Generalist


Cazenovia College Human Services Students at Breast Cancer WalkBachelor of Science

The Generalist concentration provides an overview of human services with the opportunity to learn in all three concentrations. The curriculum addresses issues related to mental health practice, the social services system and the criminal justice system. Students choose from a combination of courses within the Human Services curriculum providing the student with a base knowledge about the systems and services.

Goals:
• Provide students with an understanding of the human services system;
• Develop basic counseling skills;
• Develop an understanding of counseling theory and counseling approaches; and
• Prepare students for professional human services environments.

Special Features:
Two internships (160 hours each) in a human services setting are based on students‘ interests, experience and academic preparation. Each student meets with the program director to discuss internship placements. The student is interviewed at the potential internship site before the final placement is determined.

Program Requirements:
• Students must earn a minimum grade of a "C" in each 100-200 level Human Services course;
• Students must have earned at least 30 academic hours to be eligible for an internship;
• Students must complete 12 credit hours in a human services internship placement; and
• Students may repeat 100/200-level Human Services courses in which they first earned a grade less than "C" only once; students who cannot achieve a grade of "C" or above on the second attempt may not continue in the program.

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
   Course (Credits)
   See Degree Requirements: General Education requirements (33)
   Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Information Literacy:
   SB 375 Methods of Inquiry (3)
   Senior Capstone: HS 499 Senior Capstone (3)
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS - 39

PROGRAM COURSES
Art & Sciences Courses 
   Course (Credits)
   HU 465 Ethical Issues in Organizations (3)
   SB 120 Introduction to Psychology (3)
   SB 130 Introduction to Sociology (3)
   SB 231 Social Problems (3)
   SB 323 Abnormal Psychology (3)
   SB 333/335/301/436 Human Rights and Genocide/
      Comparative Social Institutions in U.S./
      Models of Society/Class, Status and Power (3)
   SB 336 Social Welfare Policies (3)
   SB 121/122/265 Child Psychology/Adolescent Psychology/
      Alcohol and Drugs in Modern Society (3)
   SB 311/436 Contemporary Ethnic Families/Class, Status and Power (3)
   SB 324/451 Childhood Disorders/Criminology (3)
Total Arts & Sciences Program Credits - 30

Career Studies Courses 
   Course (Credits)
   HS 110 Introduction to Human Services (3)
   HS 121/133/134/CJ 151 Child, Youth and Family Services/
      Community Mental Health Issues/Introduction to Criminal Justice (3)
   HS 240 Introduction to Counseling (3)
   HS 331/341/345 Group Dynamics, Counseling Theories/
      Counseling Families in Crisis (3)
   HS 343 Intervention Strategies (3)
   HS 282/283/284 Internship (6)
   HS 382/383/384 Internship (6)
   HS 361/431/CJ 351 Therapeutic Recreation/Rehabilitation Services/
      Criminal Justice Process (3)
   HS 475 Program Planning and Evaluation (3)
Total Career Program Credits - 33

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS - 63

ELECTIVES
Open Electives 
   Course (Credits)
   100-400 level (18)
Total Open Elective Credits - 18

TOTAL ELECTIVE CREDITS - 18

TOTAL CREDITS FOR DEGREE - 120


Contact Information:

Mary Handley
Professor and Program Director, Human Services
242 Williams Hall
Phone: (315) 655-7131
Email: mhandley

Ann Sheedy
Assistant Professor
Williams Hall 243
(315) 655-7326
Email: alsheedy


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