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BS in Human Services - Cultural Studies

Walden University's Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a concentration in Cultural Studies program is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of language, gender, and ethnicity; factors that impact social behavior and communications. Get more details here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a concentration in Cultural Studies

School Offering Program:

Walden University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Strong communication skills and an awareness of global perspectives in psychology and human rights are important for those interested in entering this program, as courses offer studies in intercultural communication strategies and global focuses on social justice and human behavior. Aspiring students must be 21 years of age; less than 21 but with 60 quarter credit hours; or a member of the military or a veteran. Applicants to Walden University should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

What are the influences of culture in the field of psychology? What describes contemporary issues impacting race and ethnicity? How has globalization affected the study of human behavior? These are a few topics that students could expect to discuss Walden University's online Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a concentration in Cultural Studies program. Concentration courses also offer studies on the impact of culture on communications, issues of stereotyping and bias, human rights protection, women's roles, and gender differences in areas of perception, socialization, and cognition. Topics addressed in the core curriculum include crisis intervention methods, conflict resolution strategies, community program development and implementation, client interviewing processes, and community coordination practices. In the capstone, students draw on concepts and methods studied throughout the program to produce a project that addresses a local human service need in their area.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

181 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Walden University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a concentration in Cultural Studies:

The human services core coursework and area of concentration comprise 75 of the total 181 credits needed to earn this degree; the remaining credits reflect 46 in the general education curriculum, 55 in electives, and five credits in the capstone. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Walden University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

General Education Courses (46 credits)

  • Students take a minimum of two courses in the following areas:
    • Written and Oral Communications
    • Humanities
    • Mathematics/Natural Sciences
    • Social Sciences
  • Introduction to College Algebra

Core Courses (45 credits)

  • Child, Family, and Community Relationships
  • The Human Service Professional in a Changing World
  • Crisis and Intervention
  • Case Management for Persons in Need
  • Effective Human Services Interviewing
  • Measuring Effectiveness of Human Services Delivery
  • Intergroup Conflict and Peace Building
  • Planning and Budgeting
  • Interdisciplinary Experience: Sustaining Quality of Life in the City

Elective Courses (55 credits)

  • Students select a total of 11 courses from general education or any other Walden University bachelor's degree programs

Concentration Courses: Cultural Studies (30 credits)

  • Students choose six of the following courses:
    • Intercultural Communication
    • School-Age Children and Adolescence in a Multicultural Society
    • Global Social Justice
    • Cross-Cultural Psychology
    • Racial and Ethnic Identities
    • Psychology of Gender
    • Global Perspectives in Psychology

Capstone Course (5 credits)

  • Capstone

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Having earned a BS degree in Human Services - Cultural Studies, graduates interested in directorial or psychotherapy positions in mental health clinics or academic careers might go on to pursue a master's degree in the field. Cross-cultural research methods, evaluation strategies, and human service administration practices are among the topics that will likely be explored in graduate-level studies.

Master's degrees graduates could pursue include, but are not limited to:

  • Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies
  • Master of Science in Human Services
  • Master of Science in Human and Social Services - Global Social Services

Career Paths:

Graduates who wish to enter the workforce after completing the BS in Human Services in Cultural Studies program could be prepared to assume mid-management responsibilities in areas of counseling, case management, or social services. They might apply their understanding of cross-cultural perspectives in areas of behavioral observations, relationship issues, social development, and self-perception in relation to one's gender, ethnicity, and even sexual orientation. They might seek opportunities in mental health clinics, community centers, social services agencies, global humanitarian organizations, schools, or family services programs.

Possible career titles for graduates could include:

  • Social worker
  • Behavior specialist
  • International student advisor
  • Community service coordinator

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