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Health and Human Services, Bachelor of Science

Health and Human Services
120 Credits

College of Professional Studies
Queens Campus

Overview

The Human Touch
The service professions are among today’s fastest growing fields. In fact, employers in every field seek professionals who demonstrate the knowledge and skills for which the service professions are known. Whether they recruit for social work or law enforcement, government or education, employers want managers and staff with the interpersonal skills and understanding of human dynamics crucial to every organization’s success.

You can prepare for the profession and related fields through the Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Health and Human Services at St. John’s University. Offered by our College of Professional Studies, the program provides a solid foundation in the theory and practice of health administration, as well as the social and behavioral sciences. Students learn how these fields promote cultural awareness and sensitivity by developing social and health policies, utilizing local resources, and serving individuals, families, and communities.

Committed to serving student needs, registered nurses seeking admission to the program are granted a maximum of 60 credits toward earning a Bachelor of Science degree.

Reflecting the University’s Vincentian and Catholic values, the program places emphasis on providing quality, services for marginalized populations including the elderly, the poor and the mentally ill. Benefiting from St. John’s metropolitan commitment, the Health and Human Services majors have access to invaluable health services and human services internship opportunities at leading, social service organizations, New York-area hospitals and other types of providers.

Students have an opportunity to concentrate in either Human Services or Health Services Administration.

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Admission

For more information about admission to this and other acclaimed undergraduate programs at St. John’s University, please visit Undergraduate Admission online. Or contact us directly at the campus of your choice:

Admission Office - Queens Campus
718-990-2000
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Courses

There are several tracks a student can take to earn a degree in Health and Human Services. Please click on the links below to be taken to the tracks requirements

To earn the Bachelor of Science Degree in Health and Human Services (Health Services Administration Track), students complete 120 credits, including core, major-sequence and elective courses as outlined below.

Major Area Requirements: 39 Credits

Required Coursework for All Majors: 21 Credits from the following courses:

HHS3000Introduction to Health and Human Services3
HSA1002Introduction to Health Services Administration3
HSA1100The U.S Health Care Systems3
HSC1100Research Course3
HSC1102Social Justice3
HSC1020Survey of Human Services3

HSA Concentration: 21 Credits:
18 Credits from the following courses:

HSA1003Ethical Issues in Health Care3
HSA1004The Health Care Labor Force and The Use of Technology3
HSA1011Legal Aspects of Health Organizations3
HSA1012Financial Administration of Health Care Institutions3
HSA1020Advanced Health Services Administration3
HSA1040Long Term Care Administration3

And 3 Credits from the following courses:

HSA1023*Internship in Institutional Health Services Administration3
HSA1024*Internship in Institutional Health Services Administration3
HSA1025*Internship in Health Services Organization3
HSA1035Ambulatory Care: Organization and Administration3
HSA1042Introduction to Managed Health Care3

*With permission of director required.

Professional Area: 9 Credits:

6 Credits from the following courses:

MGT1001Principles of Management I3
ACC1007Fundamentals of Accounting I3

And 3 Credits from any:

ACC Accounting3
BLW Business Law3
ECO Economics3
MGT Management3
MKT Marketing3

Free Electives: 12 Credits

Other Liberal Arts Requirements: 18 Credits

9 Credits from the following courses:

ENG1006Effective Business Writing3
MTH1003Introduction to College Mathematics I3
MTH1021Introduction to Statistics3

And 3 credits for the Social Science Requirement:

SOC Any SOC Elective3

And 6 credits from the following courses:

PSY1001General Psychology3
SOC1001General Sociology3
ECO1001Principles of Economics I3
PSC1001American National Government3
HIS Any HIS Elective3

To earn the Bachelor of Science Degree in Health and Human Services (Human Services Track), students complete 120 credits, including core, major-sequence and elective courses as outlined below.

Major Area Requirements: 39 Credits

Required Coursework: 18 Credits from the following courses:

HHS3000Introduction to Health and Human Services3
HSA1002Introduction to Health Services Administration3
HSA1100The U.S Health Care Systems3
HSC1100Research Course3
HSC1102Social Justice3
HSC1020Survey of Human Services3
HSS Concentration: 27 Credits

15 Credits from the following courses:

HSC1030Human Growth and Development3
HSC1071Gerontology3
HSC1072Child Advocacy3
HSC1073Chemical Dependency3
HSC1074Behavioral Health in the Community3

And 9 Credits from the following courses:

HSC1081Gerontology Internship3
HSC1082Child Advocacy Internship3
HSC1083Chemical Dependency Internship3
HSC1084Behavioral Health3
HSC1085Child Care Internship3
Professional Area: 9 Credits:

3 Credits from the following courses:

MGT1001Principle of Management I3

And 6 Credits from the following courses:

HSC1049Career Theory and Planning in the Human Services3
HSC1060Methods and Policies for the Human Services3
HSC1065Group Dynamics for the Human Services3
HSA1035Ambulatory Care: Organization and Administration3
HSA1040Long-Term Care Administration3
HSA1042Introduction to Managed Health Care3

Free Electives: 12 Credits

Other Liberal Arts Requirements: 18 Credits

9 Credits from the following courses:

ENG1006Effective Business Writing3
MTH1003Introduction to College Mathematics I3
MTH1021Introduction to Statistics3

And 6 credits for the Social Science Requirement:


PSY
1001General Psychology3
SOC Any SOC Elective3

And 3 credits from the following courses:

PSY1017Social Psychology3
SOC1001General Sociology3
SOC1026Sociology of Deviance3

Core requirements are required for both tracks.

36 Credits from the following courses:

DNY1000CDiscover New York3
ENG1000CEnglish Composition3
ENG1100CLiterature in a Global Context3
HIS1000CEmergence of a Global Society3
PHI1000CPhilosophy of the Human Person3
PHI1021Moral and Political Philosophy3
PHI3000CMetaphysics3
SCI1000CScientific Inquiry3
SPE1000CPublic Speaking for the College Student3
THE1000CPerspectives on Christianity3
THE1040 SeriesTheology3
THE Any THE Elective3

And: Modern Foreign Language/Cultural Studies: 6 Credits from:

6 Credits from any second language or:
ART1000CThe Creative Process3
LAC1000CLanguage and Culture3

Opportunities

Internships
Students gain confidence and real-world experiences through internships. Students with the Human Services Concentration are expected to complete 12 credits (about 288 hours) in one to three field-reputable agencies that are chosen by the student or the College. Students who are in the Health Services Administration Concentration are also encouraged to experience internships. The Program Director works closely with the students to ensure success.

Human Services ConcentrationHealth Services Administration Concentration
Alcoholism/Substance AbuseIntroduction to Health Services Administration
Behavioral HealthEthical Issues in Health Care
Child AdvocacyHealth Care Labor Force and Use of Technology
GerontologyUS Health Care Systems
Group DynamicsHuman Resource Administration of Health Agencies
Health and Human ServicesLegal Aspects of Health Organizations
Human Growth DevelopmentFinancial Administration of Health Institutions
InternshipsAdvanced Health Services Administration
Methods and PoliciesDrug Programs and Control
Social JusticeIntroduction to Health Education
Survey of Human ServicesLong-Term Administration
Free ElectivesManaged Health Care
 Ambulatory Care
 Patience Rights and Responsibilities
 Social Justice
 Health and Human Services

Additional Information

Health and Human Services Administration majors enjoy the advantages of being part of St. John’s University. As a metropolitan university committed to Vincentian and Catholic values, St. John’s has forged strategic partnerships with leading healthcare providers throughout the New York area. These relationships make it possible for students to network and have access to professional internships giving them invaluable real-life experience.

They also benefit from the many academic resources for which the University is known. Facilities include high-tech classrooms, state-of-the-art computer laboratories, a 1.7 million-volume University Library systems and our new D’Angelo Center. This five-story, 127,000-square foot University and Student Center equipped with classrooms, lecture halls, a Starbucks Café and a full-service food court.

They have the option of joining the campus Computer Science Society for access to community service and networking and other career-related opportunities.

In addition, students have the option of taking part in the University’s innovative study abroad programs — further expanding their educational and experiential horizons.