2021-2022 College Catalog 
    Feb 02, 2023  
2021-2022 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Social Work Option, Human Services, A.S.

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The Human Services A.S. Pre-Social Work Option prepares students to transfer to a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program.  The required coursework is designed to help students develop an understanding of human and social systems, as well as the ethics and values that guide human services practitioners in general and social workers in particular.  Students learn through a combination of classroom work and fieldwork, spending 285 hours in human services agencies such as hospitals, mental health centers, social service agencies, substance-abuse counseling sites and other facilities. The Human Services program is accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education (http://www.cshse.org), 3337 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-5219.

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Explain the history and philosophy of human services
  • Utilize theoretical frameworks and empirical evidence to understand human development and the interactions among human systems - individuals, groups, families, organizations, communities, and societies
  • Understand the conditions that promote or limit optimal human functioning
  • Function effectively and appropriately within human services organizations to serve at-risk populations
  • Analyze service problems, select appropriate interventions, and evaluate outcomes
  • Utilize knowledge of organizational and social policies, human systems, the conditions that influence human functioning, evidence-based practices, and client-specific data to advocate on behalf of human service clients
  • Apply the ethics, values, and attitudes that are necessary for successful human service practice
  • Evaluate their own values, personalities, reaction patterns, interpersonal styles, and limitations


General Education - 32 credits

As described in the General Education  section of the catalog.

General Education Notes:

(1) One course is recommended from the Cultural & Global Awareness knowledge area.     
(2) Students should consult with an Academic Advisor for transfer requirements.


* Offered Fall term only.

Total credits required for degree: 60

Program Code for registration: HMPSW

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Suggested Sequence-Human Services A.S.-Pre-Social Work Option

The following is an example of how this degree may be completed in two years.  The sequence is based on satisfaction of all Foundational Studies requirements and prerequisites and presumes a Fall Term start date.  An individual’s program may vary depending on transfer institution, career objectives, or individual needs.  See a counselor for other options and to monitor your progress.

Bachelor’s Degree Through Brookdale

This is a preferred Associate degree for students planning to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work.  For information see Dual Admissions, University Partnerships and Agreement with Monmouth University.

Transfer Information

For information on transferring to a four-year college or institution visit the Transfer Resources website. 

Degree Audit Information

Access Student Planning and Degree Progress through MyBrookdale on Brookdale’s home page.  Select WebAdvisor, Self Service, log in and access the Student menu.

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