The bachelor of science degree in human relations integrates a Christian emphasis with the basic research, theories and techniques of the helping professions. Point University is committed to helping train students who will become Christian counselors, and believes that the needs of God’s people can and will be met through those trained in our human relations program.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Human Relations seeks to develop those skills essential to function effectively in a variety of helping professions. Students study with skilled practitioners who have extensive knowledge and practical experience in the field. The real world approach of the Human Relations program is designed to develop a well-rounded professional who can succeed in a variety of human service vocations and equip those preparing to be licensed counselors for graduate school.

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The bachelor of science degree in human relations integrates a Christian emphasis with the basic research, theories and techniques of the helping professions. Point University is committed to helping train students who will become Christian counselors, and believes that the needs of God’s people can and will be met through those trained in our human relations program.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Human Relations seeks to develop those skills essential to function effectively in a variety of helping professions. Students study with skilled practitioners who have extensive knowledge and practical experience in the field. The real world approach of the Human Relations program is designed to develop a well-rounded professional who can succeed in a variety of human service vocations and equip those preparing to be licensed counselors for graduate school.

Program Goals

Equip students with a theoretical foundation for understanding issues in human relations and related fields.

  • Students explain major elements of the psychological, physiological, developmental, and spiritual make-up of human beings.
  • Students demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of individual and social dynamics and ways to address human and social needs.
  • Students compare and contrast the varieties of theories and techniques employed in psychology, sociology, and counseling.
  • Students integrate psychological and sociological theory with biblical and theological insights. (Alongside the human relations major, the following interdisciplinary course from the General Education Core also supports this learning objective: THEO 405 Christ, Culture & Career.)
  • Students distinguish between healthy and unhealthy patterns in the life, work, and ethics of professional helpers.

Equip students with basic skills and professional attitudes pertinent to helping professions.

  • Students demonstrate an integration of personal strengths and the application of professional standards and principles for helpers.
  • Students demonstrate effective listening and other basic counseling skills utilized in helping relationships.
  • Students assess client needs and recommend services designed to meet those needs.
  • Students analyze and utilize scholarly research to explore contemporary issues in human relations and related fields.
POTENTIAL CAREER PATHS
  • Counseling
  • Public Relations
  • Employee Relations
  • Child Advocacy
  • Human Resources
  • Social Services
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