2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Human Service Studies

Human Service Studies 2+2 Capping Program

Cornish Hall, Room D-308
(607) 753-2724

2 + 2 capping Program
(Open only to transfer students)


Professional Studies


Stuart H. Traub (Coordinator)

Programs Offered

Bachelor of Arts in Human Service Studies
Bachelor of Science in Human Service Studies

Major Offered

Human Service Studies


The Human Service Studies Program offers transfer students a cutting edge program of study leading to the B.A. or B.S. Career opportunities abound in the field of human services. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, one of the most significant areas of employment growth in the next decade or so will be in human service occupations. The degree programs combine a broad liberal education in the social and behavioral sciences which builds upon prior professional educational experiences and prepares students for employment in human services or graduate study in related fields. The programs meet the needs of two-year college graduates with the A.A., A.S. or A.A.S. in human services who are looking for an advanced degree that will provide them with marketability in a field that will continue to grow.

Special features

  • Designed for transfer students with the A.S., A.A., or A.A.S. in human services from articulating colleges
  • SUNY Cortland will accept the course work satisfactorily completed that is specified in the articulation agreements between SUNY Cortland and the two-year SUNY community colleges
  • Interdisciplinary program provides students with a body of knowledge and a perspective building upon prior professional educational experiences
  • Emphasizes the multi-disciplinary nature of human services by focusing on the mastery of concepts, theory and research from political science, psychology, health, sociology, recreation, economics, communications and philosophy.


  1. Degree Requirements listed here apply to all majors in the department.
  2. Liberal Arts Requirements: B.A. – 90 credit hours B.S. – 75 credit hours

Major in Human Service Studies [HUS]

SUNY Cortland offers graduates of human services programs from selected community colleges the opportunity to obtain a bachelor’s degree in human service studies. The major is called a “capping” program because it enables a student who has a technical degree from a community college to gain the liberal arts and science curriculum necessary to obtain a bachelor’s degree. Of the total 30 credit hours required in the major, a minimum of 18 credit hours must be taken in residency at SUNY Cortland. In addition, 15 credit hours in the major must be at the 300 level or above.

Career Potential

  • Social/case workers
  • Home health aides
  • Residential counselors
  • Child care workers


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