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Mission & Goals

The mission of the Department of Counseling and Human Sciences is to maintain a commitment to student learning through an innovative interdisciplinary learning experience that promotes and integrates effective teaching, leadership, service and research. The faculty strive to facilitate critical thinking and a lifelong interest in learning in an environment of intellectual and spiritual freedom in an atmosphere that encourages compassion, understanding and responsibility. A comprehensive set of programs are offered to meet the needs of students interested in the general fields of applied sociology, applied psychology, human services, counseling, criminal justice and organizational leadership.

Objectives:

  • To create an environment for the development of critical-thinking skills because of the departments' understanding of education as a lifelong process.
  • To develop a knowledge base and skill set that enable students to interact in a diverse, technologically complex society by emphasizing the relationship between theory and practice.
  • To cultivate a community of learning characterized by high ethical standards and an understanding of diversity.
  • To provide and promote academic programs that will respond effectively to professional communities.
  • To provide and encourage opportunities for faculty development in consultation, teaching, service and research.
  • To prepare individuals to serve in a broad range of roles and positions in a variety of private and public agencies or organizations.
  • To integrate the principles and theories in an applied setting