Our Human Services Administration Program (HSAD) promotes excellence in education enlightened by Christian faith and values along with preparing graduates to excel in the 21st century in an administrative capacity in non-profit agencies, schools, health care centers, and other community-based organizations while assisting those who are vulnerable and underrepresented. The Human Services Administration interdisciplinary program provides students skills requisite to seeking leadership or specialist roles in social services, criminal justice programs, child welfare organizations, developmental disabilities, health care services, gerontology, program management, educational settings for preschool-aged children, or residential treatment programs.
Graduates of the Human Services Administration program are required to successfully complete 55 hours of foundational curriculum classes, 33 hours of Human Service Administration, and complete the chosen specialization track. The four specialization tracks include: adult services, preschool and childcare, public health, and applied behavior analysis administrators.
HSAD majors engage in various experiences in the field related to social work, non-profit organizations, and various collaborative community partnerships. Our students complete an internship supervised by a professional from an approved state or community-based organization. The internship allows HSAD majors opportunities to implement knowledge learned in previous courses pertaining to improving the life of individuals and families in need.
Human Services professionals consider the standards within the Ethical Standards for Human Services Professionals (National Organization for Human Services). The fundamental values of the Human Services profession include respecting the dignity and welfare of all people; promoting self-determination; honoring cultural diversity; advocating for social justice; and acting with integrity, honesty, genuineness, and objectivity.
“The Irvin School of Education Human Services & Administration program has helped me excel in many aspects of my life, not just in education. This program has helped me to learn my strengths and weaknesses, as well as identify things the Lord has called me to that I never thought possible. Through this program, I have truly been able to grow in many aspects. I am extremely thankful and blessed to have been a part of this program.” –Carli Coor
All courses and course descriptions for the Human Services Administration, B.B.S. (HSAD) can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog.
All HSU students are eligible for this program.
The following are several, but not all, possible employers for graduates with the HSAD degree: public welfare agencies, federal/state/local government, private social service agencies, religiously affiliated organizations, police departments, probation and parole offices, victim services organizations, hospitals, nursing and retirement homes, hospice, mental health organizations, schools, vocational rehabilitation, community health centers, family service organizations, child welfare departments, public K-12 school systems, private K-12 school systems, private learning centers, business firms in various industries, developers of educational products, or national foundations and associations.
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