The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.
Associate Degree Requirements:
The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:
For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter,
a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis,
is required for each course applied toward the major.
The Human Services Advocacy major is an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the skills
needed in human rights advocacy. In today's complex society, social service agencies are required
to provide for the economic and emotional needs of those in difficulty. These agencies have a
need for responsible individuals with some college background to provide various services. The
Human Services Advocacy program prepares students to work in a community setting at an entry
For students interested in a Certificate of Achievement, a
Human Services: Advocacy certificate is available.
Employment options include working with non-profit agencies as well as local, state and
federal agencies. Examples of these agencies are job training programs, residential settings and
private social service agencies.
Program Student Learning Outcomes:Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
Demonstrate an understanding of the human services field and its operational function in relation to client services;
Examine and perform various human service roles within the profession incorporating counseling skills, ethical principles and sensitivity to diversity;
Demonstrate ability to use research tools to locate and evaluate information that can be applied to the human services field; and
Demonstrate an understanding of theoretical principles in the behavioral sciences to help address the needs of human services clients.
The requirements for the Human Services: Advocacy program are:
Complete 35.5 units from
Human Services: Advocacy Core Requirements
Advocacy Emphasis Requirements
Information Learning Resources Requirement
Human Services: Advocacy Core Requirements - complete 25.50 units
Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories;
that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course.
Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers
in the Program Requirements section.
It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.
It is strongly recommended that students complete COUN 91 and COUN 99I in the final semester of taking the core requirements.
CHILD 10, COUN 92, COUN 94, COUN 96, PSYCH 4, PSYCH 5 and PSYCH 56 can only count once.