The purpose of the Associate of Science Degree in Human Services at the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville is to provide students with a strong foundation in human service concepts, communication skills, and analytical skills that will serve as a solid base for a professional career and for advanced study in human services. Human Services is a multi-disciplinary field which prepares professionals for employment in supportive, therapeutic, community services, and intervention programs. Classes include an overview of the issues and history involving human services work, philosophical models, types of services and professional roles. Our graduates work in a variety of settings including community social services agencies, public and private schools, and the judicial system. See internship requirements.
Some of the possible career options with an associate's degree are: Youth Worker, Intake Worker, Community Outreach, Life Skills Caseworker, Case Management Aide, Residential Worker, Therapeutic Staff Support, Gerontology Aide Community Outreach, Life Skills Caseworker, Case Management Aide, Residential Worker, Therapeutic Staff Support, Gerontology Aide.
At the completion of their degree program in human services, students should be able to:
- Understand the concepts important in human service delivery.
- Apply critical thinking skills in analyzing data relevant to a career in a human service agency.
- Demonstrate their understanding of human service concepts by successfully completing an internship in a human service agency.