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Human Services: Community Service and Social Welfare (A.A.)

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Human Services: Community Service and Social Welfare (A.A.)–This program leads to the Associate of Arts degree and is designed for those students who intend to transfer to a baccalaureate program in social work or a related human services field. The program includes a broad variety of required and elective courses in community service (social-work oriented courses), social sciences, humanities, literature, science and math, and addictions. Various articulation agreements are in place for successful graduating students.

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Human Services
A.A. Program
Hegis Code: 5506

Total Credits: 64

First Semester Credits
ENG 100 Enhanced Composition I or
ENG 101 Composition I or
ENG 108 The Craft of Composition / Honors English I (1)
3
HMS 117 Introduction to Social Work 3
PSY 203 General Psychology I 3
Social Science Elective (2) 3
SOC 201 Introduction to Sociology 3
Total Semester Credits 15
   
Second Semester Credits
AHS 131 Anatomy and Physiology I, or
AHS 132 Anatomy and Physiology I, or
BIO 101 Introduction to College Biology I
4
ENG 102 Composition  II or
ENG 109 The Art of Analysis / Honors English II
3
Fine/Performing Arts Elective (3) 3
HIS 104 History of the United States since the Civil War 3
HMS 102 Interviewing in Human Services Case Practice 3
Total Semester Credits 16
   
Third Semester Credits
Foreign Language Elective (4) 3
HED 231 Death Education: A Health Perspective or
HED 251 Human Sexuality or
HED 271 Alcoholism, Addictions and Abusive Behavior
3
HMS 200 Human Service Skills 3
Literature Elective (5) 3
MAT 102 Introduction to Statistics 3
Total Semester Credits 15
   
Fourth Semester Credits
COM 101 Interpersonal Communications, or
COM 103 Public Speaking, or
COM 123 Argumentation and Debate, or
COM 202 Persuasive Speaking.
3
Elective 3
HMS 205 Human Services Internship 3
Humanities Elective (5) 3
MAT/CMP Elective 3
SOC 209 Race, Class, Ethnicity, or
SOC 220 Sociology of the Family, or
SOC 222 Sociology of Gender, or
ANT 204 Cultural Anthropology.
3
Total Semester Credits 18

1. Depending on placement.

2. SUNY GER Social Sciences.

3. SUNY GER The Arts.

4. SUNY GER Foreign Language.

5. SUNY GER Humanities.