Feb 21, 2020  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20

Human Services Major (B.A.H.C.S.)

Major Code BS6326

Patton College of Education  
Department of Counseling and Higher Education  
McCracken Hall 
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.4461

Yegan Pillay, contact person

Program Overview

The Human Services major leads to a Bachelor of Applied Human and Consumer Sciences. This is a bachelor completion degree, appropriate for students who have earned an associate’s degree as a 2 + 2 option and/or at least 60 semester hours at an accredited institution. Skill and competencies developed include: customer and personal services, societal trends and influences, group behavior and dynamics, diversity issues, ethnicity and culture.

Note: This program received final approval on June 7, 2018

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements. This is a bachelor completion degree, so incoming students must have earned at least 60 semester hours at an accredited institution.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Career opportunities associated with the Human Services major include, but are not limited to, Human Service Assistants in settings such as residential facilities and community agencies. Work environments may be home, school, or community based. Degree holders are prepared to enter graduate programs such as Counseling, Social Work, and Psychology.


Universitywide Graduation Requirements

To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

Areas of Emphasis

Select six courses from the two areas of emphasis.


Complete three additional general elective courses to reach 120 hours needed for graduation. Potential specialty areas include rehabilitation, health care administration, human services, communication, business and leadership, and organization.