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Bachelor of Arts in Social Services


Belhaven University seeks to introduce all students to the study of human behavior and mental processes within a Christian worldview context. The Bachelor of Arts in Social Services degree is designed to provide a foundation of knowledge and prepare students for future study in the field of social services. Emphasis is placed on developing the students' ability to understand and apply social service principles in their everyday lives, and an important goal is to help students in their ability to appropriately interrelate their social service degree and the Christian faith.

Belhaven University has developed each course to build upon the previous one in a sequence. Each course is offered in a six week format. Students meet one night a week for four hours of classroom instruction and periodic project team meetings.

Curriculum Summary

Bachelor of Arts in Social Services Curriculum
Course #TitleCredits
SOC202 The Family 3
SOC101 Introduction to Sociology 3
PSY202 General Psychology II 3
SOC201 Social Problems 3
PSY240 Human Growth and Development I 3
PSY241 Human Growth and Development II 3
SOC220 Race, Gender and Diversity 3
PSY342 Psychology of the Exceptional Child 3
BIB360 Global Social Responsibility 3
PSY313 Abnormal Psychology I 3
PSY314 Abnormal Psychology II 3
SOC310 Death, Dying and Grief 3
PSY340 Introduction to Counseling Theory and Techniques 3
SOC350 Social Services Practice I 3
SOC351 Social Services Practice II 3
S0C370 Social Service Field Experience 3
WVC401 Kingdom Life: Family and Workplace 3
Core 51
General Ed 40
Electives 33
Total 124

Course Descriptions

See University Catalogue for Bachelor of Arts in Social Services course descriptions.

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