2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Integrated Human Services, BS

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Program Description

The Integrated Human Services program trains graduates to work in human service agencies that serve people who have disabilities, are homeless, are involved in the court system, use assistive technology, and in a variety of other circumstances. Some common entry points are in case management, employment services, assistive technologies, court systems, and social services. The program also prepares students for graduate study in counseling or related fields. Curriculum flexibility attracts students who are interested in developing a program to reflect their special interests.

Admission Requirements

For admission to the program, students must have completed 15 college credit hours and have earned a 2.35 GPA. Students can also be directly admitted from high school with a minimum of a 3.00 GPA, an ACT score of 22, or an SAT score of 1030. Students file an application to enter the Integrated Human Services by submitting a major/minor change request form online in Wings Express. 

Students must earn a minimum C grade in each professional rehabilitation course requirement. All students must complete a 400-clock-hour internship. Prerequisites for the internship include an overall 2.5 GPA, plus completion of all General Education and rehabilitation courses necessary for preparing the student to complete the field experience.

Program Learning Outcomes 

Integrated Human Service graduates can:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of empathy, ethics, diversity, and multicultural issues that affect human services.
  • Utilize a multidisciplinary approach to offer physical, psychological, social, and/or vocational resources encountered by people with human service needs.
  • Define the history, legislation, and philosophy of human services. This includes the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
  • Communicate utilizing appropriate techniques to improve interpersonal effectiveness with consumers, other professionals, peers, and supervisors.
  • Formulate an understanding of developmental, physical, and psychiatric disabilities and their impact upon the physical, psychological, social, and vocational activities of the consumer and his/her family or significant others.
  • Define substance abuse and its impact on the person, family, and community.  
  • Determine community needs for human services and assist in developing, implementing, advocating, and funding appropriate services.
  • Conduct initial, career, and needs assessments to determine realistic goals and objectives.
  • Illustrate the importance of professional growth opportunities through professional organizations, accreditation, and networking.

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Program Requirements:

I. Wright State Core: 39 Hours

Element 1: Communication: 6 Hours

Element 2: Mathematics: 3 Hours

Element 3: Global Traditions: 6 Hours

Element 4: Arts and Humanities: 3 Hours

Element 5: Social Sciences: 7 Hours

Element 6: Natural Sciences: 8 Hours

Additional Core Courses: 6 Hours

III. Psychology & Sociology Courses: 18 Hours

IV. Electives: 15 Hours

Total: 120 Hours

Graduation Planning Strategy

The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.

  •  Rehabilitation Services (3 yr) (GPS) 
  •  Rehabilitation Services, BS (GPS)  

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