Human Services AS
SUNY Jefferson
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Human Services AS

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Program Highlights

  • Program Type: Transfer
  • Delivery: On-campus
  • Personal Interests: Helping others, working with people, solving problems
  • Skill Building: Communication, counseling, professionalism, ethics, leadership
  • Career Options: Health care, social services, nonprofits, government
  • Program Code: HEGIS 5501

Build the knowledge and skills to help people in need

Prepare to help individuals and communities with a Human Services A.S. degree. You’ll develop skills required to meet the needs of patients and clients, including interviewing, advocacy, assessment, counseling, case management, program development, and evaluation. You’ll also complete your first two years of study toward a bachelor’s degree in therapy, education, counseling, social work, or other related fields.

Jefferson’s program provides the education and skills you need to start an entry-level job with organizations that serve people in need.

This program offers:

  • Focus on improving the lives of individuals and communities
  • Small, personalized learning community
  • Opportunities for internships and hands-on projects
  • Strong foundation for further study and career


Address some of today’s biggest challenges

Demand for human services professionals is growing and expected to swell by 16 percent by 2026. Jefferson graduates are prepared to launch highly fulfilling careers tackling pressing challenges like poverty, drug and alcohol abuse, aging, school violence, bullying, and serving people with disabilities.

You can start work immediately with an associate’s degree or continue study toward a bachelor’s degree in a variety of fields. Your contributions will directly and indirectly help people in your community through counseling, support, and advocacy.

Potential employers include state, county, and federal governments, private not-for-profit human services agencies, or hospitals, schools, and residential care facilities.


Demand in this field

Demand for human services professionals is growing and expected to swell by 16 percent by 2026


Learn to serve ethically and professionally

When you complete the Human Services A.S. degree you will be to:

  • Understand the history, developmental models, policies, and theories of the human services profession
  • Learn appropriate communication strategies and techniques
  • Demonstrate professional and ethical standards


Contact Enrollment Services for Application and Admissions Information

Jules Center 6-010 (ground level)
(315) 786-2437, fax (315) 786-2349 or toll free (888) 435-6522

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Friday


Transfer to the bachelor’s program of your choice

Complete a Jefferson Human Services A.S. and choose from a wide range of transfer options, including SUNY universities and private colleges.

Formal transfer agreements with some institutions make transfer to specific programs especially smooth:

  • Keuka College, Social Work B.S.*
  • Cazenovia College, Human Services B.S.
  • Syracuse University, various programs
  • SUNY Albany, various programs
  • SUNY Brockport, various programs
  • SUNY Cortland, various programs
  • SUNY Empire State College, various programs
  • SUNY Plattsburgh, various programs

*This degree completion program is offered through the Keuka College Accelerated Study for Adults Program (ASAP) at the Jefferson Higher Education Center (JHEC) on Jefferson's campus. The Greater Rochester Collaborative also offers a Master of Social Work program, through JHEC.


Degree requirements for Human Services A.S.

Effective Fall 2014

Human Services Requirements (15 credit hours)
Human Services Requirements (15 credit hours) Credit Hours
HUS 101: Introduction to Human Services 3
HUS 107: Introduction to Case Management Practice in Human Services  3
HUS 201: Introduction to Helping Skills  3
HUS 240: Human Services Field Practicum 1  3
HUS 290: Human Services Degree Program Capstone Project  3
Liberal Arts Requirements (40 credit hours)
Liberal Arts Requirements (40 credit hours) Credit Hours
ENG 101: Research and Composition 3
ENG 102: Literature and Composition 3
MTH 144: Elementary Statistics or
MTH 174: Mathematical Probability and Statistics 1
POL 122: State and Local Government 3
PSY 133: Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC 144: Introduction to Sociology 3
STA 161: Interpersonal Communication 3
Humanities Elective1 3
Laboratory Science Elective (BIO 106: Human Biology recommended) 4
Mathematics or Laboratory Science Elective  3
Choose at least two different skill areas from the SUNY General Education Course List out of the following:
American History, Western Civilization, Other World Civilizations, The Arts, Foreign Language
Free Elective Requirements
Free Elective Requirements 6 Credit Hours
Physical Education Requirements
Physical Education Requirements 2 Credit Hours

Total Credit Hours 63


Advising Notes
Advising Notes:  
1Select one additional course from the Humanities SUNY General Education Course List.  


Program contacts

Mallory Jackson

Instructor of Human Services
(315) 786-6532