BS in Human Services: Child and Family Welfare

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The coursework in Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a Child and Family Welfare emphasis area focuses on the fundamentals of health care and social work as it applies to working with children, adolescents, and families as a whole. You can learn more about this program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a Child and Family Welfare emphasis area is designed to help students develop the knowledge and skills needed to assist children and families improve their social and psychological well-being. The program covers how to help children and families cope with personal issues, including adoption, domestic violence, unemployment, terminal illness, and financial struggles. Program coursework also explores advocating on behalf of the community, conducting research, and policy development and gives students the opportunity to learn about legal issues in human services.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you are interested in applying to Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a Child and Family Welfare emphasis area, you should have already graduated from high school and have an interest in social services. Work in the field, including in public health care facilities or social service agencies is not required but could be helpful in preparing students for the program coursework. Applicants to Kaplan University's programs should have a high school diploma or GED and be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. Since the program is offered online, applicants should also have access to a computer.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a Child and Family Welfare emphasis area consists of a total of 180 credits. Credit requirements are divided between 33 core credits, 88 major credits and 59 elective credits. Specific course requirements could change. If you are interested in enrolling in Kaplan University, speak to an Admissions Representative.

Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a Child and Family Welfare Emphasis Area Requirements

  • Interpersonal Communications
  • Human Services Program and Profession
  • Human Behavior and the Environment
  • Survey of Social Problems
  • Applied Skills for Human Services
  • Prevention and Crisis Intervention
  • Human Services and Social Policy
  • Case Management in Human Services
  • Human Services Delivery
  • Statistics
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Bachelor's Capstone for Human Services
  • College Composition I
  • College Composition II
  • Professional Presence
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Survey of Mathematics
    • College Algebra
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Critical Evaluation in the Humanities
    • Ethics
    • Humanities and Culture
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Discovering Science - Current Issues in a Changing World
    • General Biology I - Human Perspectives
    • Fundamentals of Microbiology
    • Science for Everyday Life
  • Choose one of the following:
    • The 1960s - Reshaping the American Dream
    • People, Power, and Politics - An Introduction to American Government
    • The Technological Revolution - A Social Scientific Approach

Emphasis Area Course Requirements

  • Child Welfare and Family
  • Studies in Child and Adolescent Development
  • Advocacy for Families and Youth
  • Legal and Ethics Issues in Human Services

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

After successfully completing Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a Child and Family Welfare emphasis area, you could pursue career opportunities with organizations such as rehabilitation centers, social work agencies, nonprofits, and other government organizations. You could pursue these types of entry-level positions:

  • Social worker
  • Family counselor
  • School counselor
  • Rehabilitation counselor
  • Social and human service assistant
  • Human service manager

Advanced Degrees

Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a Child and Family Welfare emphasis area could help you prepare to seek entry-level employment or continue to further your education at the master's degree level. Graduate programs include public health and social work. Here are a few degrees that you could consider:

  • Master of Health Care Administration
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Science in Psychology