2023-2024 Catalog 
    
    May 29, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog

Human Services (AA, On campus or online)


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Vision Statement

The Associate of Arts in Human Services is a professional development program within the general field of Behavioral Sciences, which encompasses the disciplines of Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology. The program vision is to develop in its students an understanding of the broader sociocultural and historical forces that create human need and entry level professional skills to positively impact the lives of others in our communities.


Mission Statement

The Human Services Associate of Arts is a subset of Behavioral Sciences. It is community based, and focuses on applied work with community behavioral health.


Program Description/Goals

The Associate of Arts in Human Services is a 62 credit (2 year) degree that prepares students for work in the behavioral health field, meeting the requirements for certification as a Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician - Community (MHRT/C) required for many jobs in applied community based work. This program is available on campus or online. Please note, international students enrolled in distance education (online) programs are not eligible for F-1 student status at UMFK.

Program Requirements


  • General Education Requirements 29 credits

Required Support Course


Graduation Requirements


To be awarded the Associate of Art degree in Human Services, graduates must:

  1. Complete the 62 credit hours of the prescribed program
  2. Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0
  3. Complete the General Education Requirements (All Associate Degree Programs)   
  4. Fulfill the UMFK Residency Requirements
  5. Complete the Graduation Application

Techniques for Assessment


The student will be assessed both directly and indirectly. Students are to maintain a year-by-year portfolio of exemplars of their work. In the final year, the portfolio will be reviewed by faculty from the Behavioral Science program.


Required Experiential Work

Students will be expected to work within the campus and local communities. The extra-mural service learning experiences will be part of the pre-graduation evaluation, and constitute the citizenship and social responsibility requirements of the general education core.


Required Advisor

Each student in Human Services, within the first year of attending UMFK, shall select an advisor from among the full-time faculty in the Behavioral and Social Sciences. The advisor will guide the career and professional choices of the student.

Suggested Course Sequencing


Fall Semester Freshman Year - Total 15 credits


Spring Semester Freshmen Year - Total 16 credits


Fall Semester Sophomore Year - Total 16 credits


  • Available MHRT/C Class 3 credits
  • Available MHRT/C Class 3 credits
  • Available MHRT/C Class 3 credits
  • General Education - Communication: Oral 3 credits
  • General Education - Natural Science 4 credits

Spring Semester Sophomore Year - Total 15 credits


  • General Education - Arts & Humanities 3 credits
  • Available MHRT/C Class 3 credits
  • Available MHRT/C Class 3 credits
  • Available MHRT/C Class 3 credits
  • Upper level PSY elective 3 credits

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