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Human Services Transfer to Southern Oregon University


Associate of Science Degree
Major Code: 240101K
Courses for this Program

About the Program

The Associate of Science degree is based on a signed articulation agreement with Southern Oregon
University (SOU). It has been developed in close cooperation with the School of Social Sciences,
Health and Physical Education at SOU. The SOU departments of psychology and sociology/
anthropology offer an interdisciplinary bachelor’s degree program focusing on the needs of human
service professionals, a Bachelor of Arts or Science in Social Science.

RCC’s Associate of Science (AS) degree is fully articulated with SOU’s Human Service program and allows students to transfer directly as juniors into the program at SOU with no loss of credits to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Students should note that Associate of Science is the only designation that is recorded on their transcripts and printed degrees.

Students should contact the SOU Human Services program early in the first year of the AS program
to be advised about additional requirements and procedures for admission to the school or
program. Students should be aware that if they transfer before completing this degree, courses will
be evaluated individually toward the general education requirements in effect at SOU.
The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant
to the discipline. For a list of learning outcomes for this discipline or program, see

Entry Requirements

Students are required to take the college placement test to determine skill level and readiness in
math, reading and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses
within their skill levels as determined by the placement test scores. In addition, students may be
required to enroll in courses that would increase their employability and success.

Prospective students should be aware of entry requirements of human services agencies prior to
considering human services as a career choice. Practicum placement may require passing a criminal
history background check. The inability to pass this check may preclude completion of the
program. Students in recovery seeking placement in substance abuse treatment programs may also
be required to demonstrate two years’ sobriety. More information is available from the Human
Services Department.

Human Services is a limited-entry program requiring completion of an application that includes a
writing sample and personal references. For more information on how to apply, including application
deadlines, visit the Human Services website,

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college
policies and the department chair’s approval. In order to ensure that coursework is current, program
courses over seven years old must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate department chair
before being accepted toward core requirements. Each College Now credit student must meet with a
Human Services Department advisor to determine placement.

Graduation Requirements

Students must successfully complete all credits in this program with a grade of “C” or better and passing the counseling skills competency requirement as demonstrated through a series of videotaped counseling interviews, to receive their degrees. Certain required courses are graded on a pass/no pass basis only. A grade of “P” for these courses indicates a student earned the equivalent of a “C” or better grade. A total of 264 hours (8 credits) of documented practicum is required and a minimum of two practicum seminars must also be completed.

For more information contact the Human Services Department:

Grants Pass or Medford: 541-245-7504
Toll free in Oregon:  800-411-6508, Ext. 7504
Web address .
TTY:  Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711
3345 Redwood Highway • Grants Pass, OR 97527