Get more information about the Human Services Administration program at Siena Heights University.
The Human Services Administration major is designed for students who have either completed an associate degree in a program such as Human Services Technician or Social Work, have 60 or more relevant transfer credits, or would like to work in an agency setting.
Students will be able to understand and explain a variety of human behaviors and seek solutions to problem behaviors in the workplace. HSA majors will develop management skills for daily operation and long-range planning strategies for the future—recognizing different ethnicities, races, ages, classes, and genders and how these factors impact service delivery systems to the community. Students will also learn how to develop a budget and understand the role of public policy in budgeting and financing for public and human service agencies.
Program instructors are active practitioners with hands-on knowledge of these very specific fields. The curriculum itself is seeded in developing course work that is relevant in today’s world. In the Senior Seminar, students use the skills acquired in previous classes to apply their knowledge directly to the work place. In the process of the class, students write, and submit a grant to fund a project or program. Often these projects net real dollars for their program.
In a past semester, a student who is currently completing her internship, developed a grant for an after-school mentorship program. Her grant is currently going through the approval process. Because Siena’s program also requires a class on finance and budget, she also has the skills necessary to stretch her newly required funding to benefit as many students and members of her community as possible.
Most students in this program want to make a difference. Imagine receiving the skills and experience to do so before you graduate from Siena. Our mission is, “To assist people to become more competent, purposeful, and ethical through a teaching and learning environment which respects the dignity of all.” The Human Services Administration major certainly exemplifies these objectives.