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Degree Rationale

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Degree Rationale Essay

The degree programs which I choose to pursue is an Associate of Arts with a

concentration on Community and Human Services and eventually continue on to a higher

level studies to a Bachelor’s of Science degree also with a concentration in Community

and Human Services. My registered area of study is Community and Human Services

with great interest in Case manager and I hope to explore relationships with human

beings’ needs and values. I hope to also learn how to obtain and enhance values,

knowledge and skills necessary to understand and contribute to the development. Before

beginning to develop my program I checked two college catalogs where Human Services

is taught, one was New York City Tech where in order to achieve an Associate of Arts

degree in Human Service the required courses include child psychology and counseling

methods, and the BMCC there is introduction to human services and introduction to

sociology. I also interviewed a case manager, who gave me an idea for what her job

entails, working with clients in problem-solving situations.
I have always had the desire to further my studies and to gain the necessary knowledge

in a field that I felt passionate about. Community development, caring for the elderly, and

helping in problem-solving was things I always enjoyed doing. Therefore, pursuing a

degree in Community and Human Services at Empire State College is the program I want

to explore because it meets all my needs.

In order for me to attain my degree ,I must complete 64 credits, 36 in my area of

studies includes History of social welfare, case management, clinical interviewing skills,

child therapy & counseling skills and working with HIV/AIDS clients and their families, which I know would broaden and add depth to my education. Twenty eight credits would

be general education of which Math and Basic communication is compulsory,...