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,...
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