This program places special emphasis on developing the knowledge and skills
essential for the management of human services whether in the not-for-profit or
for-profit organization. It provides a wide-ranging and detailed foundation in
the management of human services organizations.
Coursework includes the following areas: management and supervision, legal and ethical issues,
community resources development, communications and grant writing, human
resources, finance and budgeting, marketing and fundraising, statistics, and
The core curriculum is structured
sequentially, with students taking one course at a time in the designed
sequence. By combining academic learning with community service projects, the
program allows for service-learning opportunities in which students can apply
concepts learned in their courses to practice.
At the end of the course
sequence, students are required to complete a capstone course which integrates
material from all of the previous coursework through a focus on strategy.
Students obtain the Bachelor of Science in Human Services Management degree by
using the management core to build upon other traditional and non-traditional
learning experiences. A minimum of 120 undergraduate credits is required for
the BS-HSM degree.