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2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Services, A.S.

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Associate in Science Degree Program

Hegis Code: 5501
NYSED Code: 85139

Program Description

Students who complete this program earn an Associate in Science degree, with a strong academic foundation for future study in the fields of human services, psychology, and social work. Students who select this curriculum will gain knowledge and competence in both liberal arts and pre‐professional studies in preparation for entry into baccalaureate degree programs. An optional field work internship (HUS 214) is recommended and preferred by some transfer institutions.

Program Outcomes

At the completion of the AS Human Services Degree program, a student will be able to

  • Demonstrate a general understanding of the theories of practice for human services;
  • Apply critical thinking, ethical standards and effective communication skills to collaborative problem solving in groups;
  • Identify, explain and demonstrate the ability to meet the entry‐level national Community Support Skills Standards;
  • Describe the influence of one’s own values and beliefs in the role of the human services professional;
  • Successfully transfer to a 4‐year institution to study social work, psychology, human services, sociology or other related areas;
  • Assess one’s strengths and limitations as potential helping professional and demonstrate a commitment to live‐long learning and professional development.

Employment Potential

A graduate of this program who then earns a baccalaureate or higher degree will be qualified for direct service, supervisory, and administrative positions in fields such as social work, human services counseling, education, and mental health.

NOTE:  Subject to current New York Correction Law and other applicable law, convictions for criminal offenses may preclude employment in many of the fields of human service and may prevent field placement and internship opportunities necessary to successfully complete this academic program.

Requirements for Program Entry

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Satisfactory placement in Entering Student Assessment

Developmental Assistance Available

For students who do not meet basic reading and math requirements or who have other learning issues, extra assistance is readily available through SUNY Ulster’s Learning Center, The Gary and Janaki Math Center, the Writing Center, the Peer and Friend Tutor Program, and English as a Second Language (ESL) tutors.

For More Information

For more information contact Admissions 1‐800‐724‐0833 ext. 5018 or 5022



Through advisement, students will also fulfill General Education Requirements .

All first time college students matriculated in a degree program, including Early College students, former Collegian students now attending the College and students with no prior college experience, are required to take the one-credit FYE 101  course.

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