Feb 28, 2024  
2022-2023 Rivier University Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Rivier University Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Services

The Department of Psychology offers a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services which has a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences along with specialized, interdisciplinary-based education in human services, psychology, sociology and social work. In addition, students can complete the track in Addiction Studies with the completion of two additional, required courses. Graduates of the Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services gain knowledge and skills to practice in multiple career paths as a human services professional and are well-prepared for graduate programs in related fields.

Student Learning Outcomes

The Human Services Program Outcomes align with the Council for Standards in Human Services Education (Council for Standards in Human Services Education, 2018).

Students who complete the Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services will:

  • Make informed decisions that are mindful of the historical trends in human services.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of human development and interpersonal dynamics.
  • Apply critical thinking and research skills in collecting, analyzing, and reporting data.
  • Understand the different components of conducting a systematic program evaluation.
  • Develop effective interpersonal skills that enhance their work with others.
  • Conduct evidence-based interventions in service delivery, which address the entire range of needs related to the human condition.
  • Understand the value of indirect support, such as grant writing, risk and financial management, and other components of administrative support.
  • Reflect the values and ethics of the human services field, including an understanding of and respect for diversity and social justice.
  • Implement the knowledge, skills, and insights gained from their coursework and internship experience to a variety of occupations or graduate programs.