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BS in Human Services - Child and Family Welfare

Students enrolling in Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a career focus area in Child and Family Welfare program have the opportunity to prepare for careers that involve helping and advocating for children and those who care for them. Read more about Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a career focus area in Child and Family Welfare program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Human Services, Child and Family Welfare Career Focus Area

School Offering Program:

Kaplan University

Degree Level:

Bachelor of Science

Program Description:

Individuals enrolling in Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a career focus area in Child and Family Welfare program have the opportunity to gain experience they can use to support the health and well being of young people and their families. The program is designed to give individuals foundational knowledge in family law, health services, criminal justice, psychology, and sociology. Coursework addresses topics that include public policy, statistics, crisis prevention, and human behavior. Specialized classes also cover advocacy for families and youth, legal issues, human development, and child welfare. Students could emerge from the program with expertise to work with and advocate for children and the people who care for them.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length/ Total Credits Required:

180 credits. Kaplan University defines an academic year as the time in which a full-time student is expected to complete three terms of instructional time. Full-time students are expected to complete at least 36 credit hours within the academic year.

Financial Aid:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include military aid and federal, state, and private lending programs.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Human Services, Child and Family Welfare Career Focus Area program

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Kaplan University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Requirements

  • CM 107: College Composition I (5 credits)
  • CM 220: College Composition II (5 credits)
  • CS 204: Professional Presence (3 credits)
  • Choose one of the following (5 credits):
    • MM 150: Survey of Mathematics
    • MM 212: College Algebra
  • Choose one of the following (5 credits):
    • HU 200: Critical Evaluation in the Humanities
    • HU 245: Ethics
    • HU 250: Humanities and Culture
  • Choose one of the following (5 credits):
    • SC 200: Discovering Science - Current Issues in a Changing World
    • SC 235: General Biology I - Human Perspectives
    • SC 246: Fundamentals of Microbiology
    • SC 250: Science for Everyday Life
  • Choose one of the following (5 credits):
    • SS 211: The 1960s - Reshaping the American Dream
    • SS 236: People, Power, and Politics - An Introduction to American Government
    • SS 250: The Technological Revolution - A Social Scientific Approach

Major Requirements and Electives

  • CM 206: Interpersonal Communications (5 credits)
  • HN 115: Human Services Program and Profession (5 credits)
  • HN 144: Human Behavior and the Environment (5 credits)
  • HN 200: Survey of Social Problems (5 credits)
  • HN 205: Applied Skills for Human Services (5 credits)
  • HN 220: Prevention and Crisis Intervention (5 credits)
  • MM 207: Statistics (5 credits)
  • HN 300: Human Services and Social Policy (6 credits)
  • HN 330: Case Management in Human Services (6 credits)
  • HN 410: Human Services Delivery (6 credits)
  • PS 124: Introduction to Psychology (5 credits)
  • HN 499: Bachelor's Capstone for Human Services (6 credits)
  • Open Electives (59 credits)

Child and Family Welfare Requirements

  • HN 370: Child Welfare and Family (6 credits)
  • HN 377: Studies in Child and Adolescent Development (6 credits)
  • HN 430: Advocacy for Families and Youth (6 credits)
  • HN 450: Legal and Ethical Issues in Human Services (6 credits)

Postgraduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Individuals finishing Kaplan University's BS in Human Services - Child and Family Welfare program may be eligible to continue their education in master's and professional degree programs. Master's and professional degree programs are intended to develop students' expertise so that they may be prepared for positions of responsibility and leadership. Some professional programs may qualify students to take licensing or certification examinations.*

Master's and professional degree options for graduates of the BS in Human Services - Child and Family Welfare program include:

  • Master of Psychology
  • Master of Public Administration

Career Paths:

Graduates of the BS in Human Services - Child and Family Welfare program have the opportunity to develop expertise that may qualify them for employment in human services agencies, health care facilities, education organizations, and community nonprofits serving children and their families.

Students completing Kaplan University's BS in Human Services - Child and Family Welfare program could pursue positions that include:

  • Social worker
  • Family services coordinator
  • Family support worker
  • Case manager
  • Child and family specialist
  • Child protection advocate

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