Why Psychology (with a Certificate in Human Services)?
The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Certificate in Human Services provides students with an in-depth understanding into human experience and behavior. In addition, training to transform their world by enabling people to understand themselves and others. We don’t have to look very far to see the tremendous human needs around us and to see the complexity and challenge involved in helping to alleviate human suffering.
Whether working with individuals, groups, communities or global concerns, there is an increasing need to gain relevant and competent training to serve effectively and meet state and national standards. The program will enable graduates to work in a variety of human service positions such as case manager, child protective services, corrections officer, volunteers director, medical records clerk, para-educator, admissions counselor, human resources, ministry director and many others.
Our program is carefully designed to provide a balance between theoretical studies and experiential learning. In addition to classroom assignments that are relevant and applicable for the workplace or personal applications, the praxis component is comprised of over 300 hours of experiential learning in a human services internship which culminates in an applied project. The praxis track exposes students to the wide range of opportunities and specialties within the helping professions and assists students with career discernment and future graduate studies.
These are some of the sample professions a psychology and human services graduate may obtain:
Mental Health - case manager, counselor aide
Government - child protection services, corrections officer
Non Proﬁt - director of volunteers, home care
Medical - associate social worker, medical records clerk
Education - para educator, admissions counselor
Business - human resources, employee counselor
Ministries - ministry director, chaplain