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Human and Family Services Liberal Arts Liberal Arts Transfer Major

Are you interested in exploring and understanding human behaviors, social policy, and social programs? The transfer major in Human and Family Services is intended to prepare students for employment with various types of social agencies. This program is for students interested in transferring to a four-year institution with a major related to Human and Family Services. You will take courses in science, communication, math, humanities, social science and required human services subject areas in preparation to transfer into a bachelor’s degree program.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job market for social and human service assistants is expected to grow more than the average growth for all professions. Job growth for every job will be about 7% between 2016 – 2026, but the projected growth for human service assistants is 16%. The Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests that over the next few years, more job opportunities in this field may become available in senior care facilities or in nonprofits that deal with addiction recovery. The agency stresses that the most job opportunities will be accessible for people with postsecondary degrees in social work or human services.

Examples of occupational titles of human service workers/practitioners:

  • Case Worker
  • Youth Worker
  • Residential Counselor
  • Case Manager
  • Alcohol Counselor
  • Drug Abuse Counselor
  • Advocate
  • Rehabilitation Case Worker
  • Halfway House Counselor
  • Parole Officer
  • Probation Officer
  • Special Needs Care
  • Home Health Worker
  • Child Advocate
  • Child Abuse Worker
  • Child Support Specialist
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Family Support Worker
  • Social Service Liaison
  • Behavioral Management Assistant
  • Eligibility Counselor
  • Adult Day Care Worker
  • Life Skills Instructor
  • Neighborhood Worker
  • Group Activities Aide
  • Therapeutic Assistant
  • Case Monitor
  • Juvenile Court Liaison
  • Provider Group Home Worker
  • Crisis Intervention Counselor
  • Community Organizer
  • Community Outreach Worker
  • Community Action Worker
  • Intake Interviewer

Planning Your Class Schedule

Students should consult with an advisor in Student Services to select courses, make a transfer plan, and periodically review their progress towards their degree completion.

Students are also encouraged to contact the admissions office at the college to which they plan to transfer during their first year at Hawkeye in order to obtain specific program and transfer requirements.

Not all courses may be required for transfer to your future major.

Award: Associate of Arts (AA)
Credits: 62

Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

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Human and Family Services Courses
MAT-156 Statistics O E 3 $630.00
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology O E 3 $630.00
PSY-121 Developmental Psychology O E 3 $630.00
PSY-261 Human Sexuality 3 $630.00
SOC-110 Introduction to Sociology O E 3 $630.00
SOC-120 Marriage and Family O E 3 $630.00
SOC-160 Introduction to Social Work O E 3 $630.00
SOC-181 Field Experience E 1 $210.00
Total Credits 22

Remaining Liberal Arts Coursework
I. Natural Science and Mathematics
A. Biological Sciences
B. Physical Sciences
II. Humanities 9
III. Social Sciences
B. American Society
IV. Communications 9
V. Social Diversity 3
VII. Elective Courses 9
Total Credits 40

Course Cost Calculation

Resident tuition and fees x course credits + course fee if applicable.

Course calculations are based on 2022–2023 tuition and fees and course fees.

The course cost calculation does not include:

Administrative Assistant

Kate Childers
Black Hawk Hall 258
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Liberal and Applied Arts and Human Services

Catharine Freeman
Black Hawk Hall 258
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