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Connected Degree

Human Services

to Human Services: Administration and Family Policy Concentration

An opportunity to gain an associate degree from Delaware Tech and a bachelor's degree from the University of Delaware.


Delaware Tech has established agreements with four-year colleges and universities that connect Delaware Tech associate degree programs with bachelor's degree programs to create smooth transfer opportunities for you. These Connected Degree programs enable you to complete your associate degree and then transfer to a four-year degree program as a junior.


Delaware Tech's associate degree program in Human Services prepares the student for a rewarding career helping people who are experiencing personal and socialization problems. Through the program, students acquire knowledge of important theories in counseling psychology and human development in order to serve individuals and groups experiencing needs related to poverty, abuse, neglect, mental illness, disability, crime, unemployment, illness, discrimination, divorce, aging, and family dysfunction. They also learn how to link people with services such as education or training, financial assistance, child care, shelter, addictions treatment, mental health services and senior services. Graduates have the educational foundation to successfully gain entry level human services positions in both the private and public sectors, and to pursue a bachelor's degree. University of Delaware's Bachelor of Science degree program in Human Services prepares students for challenging careers with individuals and families through the lifespan. The Administration and Family Policy Concentration is designed for students with interests in developing and administering human service programs, as well as making societal changes through advocacy and social policy. Students have the opportunity to learn about the development and management of community-based, school, and human resource programs that support children, adolescents, adults, and families and to learn skills about how to support staff, evaluate programs, and initiate and pursue legislative advocacy. Graduates are prepared for a variety of careers in public service that involve providing leadership in government, public policy, profit, and non-profit organizations. They are also prepared to pursue graduate degrees.


By completing your associate degree at Delaware Tech, you'll receive excellent instruction in small classes at a campus close to home. Delaware Tech's affordable tuition can reduce the overall cost of your college education, making the completion of your bachelor's degree more manageable.


Refer to the Connected Degree curriculum (on the reverse side of this page) for the sequence of courses needed to complete this program. Call Delaware Tech and let us help you follow the path to your bachelor's degree.


Suggested Course Sequence

Human Services
Human Services: Administration and Family Policy Concentration
Semester 1CR
ENG101Critical Thinking and Academic Writing3
HMS121Intro To Human Services3
CIS107Intro to Computers/Application3
PSY121General Psychology3
SOC111Sociology I3
Semester 2
ENG102Composition and Research3
HMS122Theories of Counseling3
PSY223Abnormal Psychology3
MAT153College Math and Statistics4
HMS123Dynamics of Group Communication I3
Semester 3
HMS225Interviewing and Counseling Skills3
HMS221Ethical Problems and Issues3
POL111Political Science3
HMS243Directed Practice I6
Semester 4
HMS223Social Policy and Program Planning3
BIO140General Biology4
HMS244Directed Practice II6
PSY127Human Development3
Semester 5CR
HDFS202Diversity and Families3
HDFS235Survey in Child and Family Services3
XXXXXXXMath, Natural Sciences and Technology3
XXXXXXXCreative Arts and Humanities3
XXXXXXXFree Elective3
Semester 6
LEADXXXLeadership Course3
HDFS230Families and Their Communities3
HDFS328Intro to Research Process3
COMMXXXCommunications Elective3
Semester 7
XXXXXXXHistory and Cultural Change3
HDFS470Families and Children at Risk3
HDFSXXXHDFS Development Elective3
HDFSXXXHuman Relationship Elective3
HDFSXXXAt Risk Elective3
Semester 8
HDFS402Family and Child Policy3
HDFSXXXHDFS Developmental Elective3
HDFS422Family Relationships3
XXXXXXXElectives To Meet 120 Credits Requirement4
The Bachelor of Science program in Human Services, Administration and Family Policy Concentration requires a minimum of 120 credits. Course sequencing may vary by semester. See your advisor.
For more information contact:
Delaware Tech
Dover, Delaware: (302) 857-1781 Georgetown, Delaware: (302) 259-6531 Wilmington, Delaware: (302) 434-5547
University of Delaware
Department of Human Development and Family Studies:; (302) 831-6500
This articulation agreement is subject to change based on Delaware Tech and senior institution curriculum changes. 06/2015