Apr 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

University Parallel, A.S. - Human Services


Degree: Associate of Science
Major: University Parallel
Area of Emphasis: Human Services

For more information, contact the Social Science and Education division at 615-230-3231.

This pathway focuses study on skills useful for work in fields of public service (community case management, substance abuse counseling, etc.), such as counseling, technology, writing and communications, client assessment, and community organizing.  With an A.S. degree, positions with social service agencies and non-profit organizations are available.  One can apply, with professional certification, for entry-level, assistant social worker positions in case management or counseling care teams. This degree can act as a springboard into bachelor’s degrees in human services, social work, education, psychology, law enforcement, early childhood development, nursing, and public health.

Transfer Options
The University Parallel, Associate of Science Degree is designed for transfer to universities offering a Baccalaureate degree.  Contact your advisor for additional information.

All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the E-Proficiency Profile (EPP) to meet graduation requirements. More information can be found at https://www.volstate.edu/graduation/exit-exams.

CIP Code: (16) 24.0101.01

General Education Requirements - Credits (41)


Area of Emphasis Requirements - Credits (19)


Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60)


Recommended Schedule


This is a recommended schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

DegreeWorks, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the DegreeWorks audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.

First Year - Fall Semester - Credits (15)


First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (16)


Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (16)


Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (13)