Harford Community College (HCC) students have the opportunity to earn a B.S. in Family and Human Services without leaving Harford County. HCC students who earn either an A.A. degree in Sociology: General Sociology track or an A.A. in Sociology: Social Work track may apply to transfer into the family and human services program.
This degree provides excellent preparation for a variety of human service careers, including employment in preschools, adoption agencies, and social service programs. Also, it provides the foundation for graduate study in areas such as social work, counseling, psychology, and law. Students in the program are aided in comprehending and synthesizing course material through experiential learning in the community. This occurs through a service-learning experience in the Community Services for Families course and a 120 hour internship.
Other benefits to earning this degree at Towson University in Northeastern Maryland include small class sizes, free and convenient parking, on-site academic advising and internship placement assistance, and an established HCC/TU partnership that provides a seamless transfer experience.
Students at TU in Northeastern Maryland also may earn a minor in Family Studies. Twenty-one units of course work are required to complete the minor.