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

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
SOC202 The Family 3
SOC101 Introduction to Sociology 3
PSY203 General Psychology 3
SOC201 Social Problems 3
PSY243 Human Growth and Development 3
SOC220 Race, Gender and Diversity 3
PSY342 Psychology of the Exceptional Child 3
BIB360 Global Social Responsibility 3
PSY312 Abnormal Psychology 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 3
Core 45
General Ed 40
Electives 39
Total 124

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