What is Service Learning/Practicum?

The Human Services degree includes an experiential education component in the form of a 15-hour Service Learning experience in the Introduction course work and a 150-hour Practicum worth 3 credits as the “cap-stone” class. This allows students to have a hands-on work related experience in a Human Services agency or organization while benefiting our community. These integrative learning experiences accelerate the acquisition of the core knowledge, skills and values of the helping professions including:

  • Identification with the Human Services Profession, Practice and Process
  • Written and Oral Communication Skills
  • Race, Cultural and Ethnic Awareness/Sensitivity
  • Professional Role Development
  • Interpersonal Relationships