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Human and Social Services Administration Degree - Bachelor of Science

Curriculum

Major Requirements (36 credit hours)

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  • HSSA 313 Essential Management Skills for Human and Social Services

    Provides the foundation for the personal and conceptual skills requisite in assuming the role as an effective Human and Social Services Administrator. Basic management skills including time and stress management, oral and written communications, along with power and influence in organizations will be covered. The frameworks of legislation, policy, human resource, and client relations are presented and discussed.

  • HSSA 323 Research Methods for Human and Social Service Practitioners

    Provides the knowledge and skills needed to conduct scholarly research for the development of a Capstone Project, which will be an ongoing project throughout the program and presented in the final course. Library resources, research methods, writing skills, and APA guidelines will be presented.

  • HSSA 333 Human Resource Management in Human and Social Services

    This course covers theory and current practice in key human resource areas of organizational behavior, staffing, compensation and benefits, training and development, and employee and labor relations.

  • HSSA 343 Strategic Planning in Non-Profit Organizations

    Explores the concept of applying traditional business models of strategic planning to non-profit organizations. Students develop and analyze strategic plans for their own organizations or case study organizations. The roles of the manager and organizational cultures in the strategic planning process are discussed in-depth.

  • HSSA 353 Managing Change in Social Service Systems

    In this course, students will explore external and internal factors that influence and contribute to organizational change. Theories and practices for managing change in organizations, particularly in the non-profit sector, will be examined.

  • HSSA 413 Government, Bureaucracies, and Politics of Human and Social Service Administration

    Explores external and internal factors that influence and contribute to organizational change. Theories and practices for managing change in organizations, particularly in the non-profit sector, will be examined.

  • HSSA 423 Grant Writing and Funding for Non-Profit Organizations

    This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to write grants that are based upon clearly defined needs analysis and project goals. Students will also examine budget development, financial accountability, and relations with funding sources.

  • HSSA 433 Ethical and Legal Issues in Human and Social Services

    You will develop a foundation in ethical principles and are be challenged to assess your own principles by evaluating the human, ethical, and legal considerations of various human services scenarios. Emphasis is on ethical approaches to problem solving, communication, managing people, and privacy and accuracy of information.

  • HSSA 443 Human and Social Services Capstone

    Results of your major research project will be presented in this course. Topics are chosen from the diverse realm of Human and Social Services.

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