B.S. in Human Services Administration
The Bachelor of Science in Human Services Administration program is designed to provide students with an understanding of administration, public policy, ethics and practice in the field of Human Services Administration, in addition to a working knowledge of vulnerable and underrepresented populations.
The program is designed for a broad range of students and working professionals with an interest in enhancing the quality of life of individuals and families in need through the development and administration of agencies involved in service delivery. Successful degree completion will prepare students to work in administrative capacity in non-profit agencies, schools, health care centers, and other community-based organizations.
The Bachelors in Human Services Administration will provide an excellent foundation for those wishing to pursue graduate studies in areas including but not limited to, Health Administration, Public Administration, Business Administration, Gerontology, and Social Work.
NSU understands the demanding scheduling needs of today's student. This selective online program provides a distinct opportunity for highly disciplined learners, with a user-friendly supportive environment and caring academic team.
Students are provided NSU computer accounts including email and Blackboard, but must obtain their own Internet service provider, use their own computer systems and have a usable web camera. Online students use the web to access course materials, announcements, email, distance library services, subscription library databases, and other information, and for interaction with faculty and fellow students. Online, interactive learning methods are based on the use of Blackboard as a course management system. Online activities facilitate frequent student-to-faculty and student-to-student interaction. They are supported by threaded discussion boards, white boards, chat rooms, email, and multimedia presentations. In addition, Blackboard enables students to submit assignments online in multimedia formats and to receive their professors' reviews of assignments online in the same formats.
At a Glance
The combination of courses comprising the degree ensures that students will acquire and/or demonstrate the following Learning Outcomes:
- Students will demonstrate knowledge and application of the leadership dynamics of administrators, managers, and directors in the field of human services administration as they relate to client support, family participation, and collaborative community partnerships.
- Students will demonstrate knowledge of social issues and an understanding of how common Evidenced-Based Practices are used within Human Services organizations to enhance the well-being of vulnerable populations, including assessment, rehabilitation, and family intervention practices.
- Students will articulate and define the character and qualities of human services organizations unique to the community and to the community members they serve.
- Students will identify the importance and functions of human resources and supervision for human services administration.
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of current concepts and trends in management and their application within the field of human services.
- Students will identify, evaluate, and apply legal aspects and implications for human services administration.
- Students will articulate the principles of program planning and evaluation as these impact human services organizations.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively both orally, in writing, and with the use of technology such as Blackboard and Microsoft Office applications (i.e., Word, Powerpoint).
- At the conclusion of the field placement experiences students will demonstrate the ability to integrate personal experiences in human services organizations with current research and emerging human service administrative issues.