The Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE) has granted unconditional re-accreditation to the human services program at Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus through 2028.
The re-accreditation process evaluates a program’s curriculum, faculty qualifications, student outcomes and other key factors.
“CSHSE noted several strengths of the program, such as detailed program information on the website and student handbook, the use of biopsychosocial and ecological approaches in the curriculum, the inclusion of forensic training in the program, intentional cultural diversity learning through dedicated courses and training, volunteer opportunities incorporated as course assignments, organized fieldwork placement program, exposure to various theoretical orientations and a well-written self-study narrative,” said Lynn Washington, ATU-Ozark human services program chair.
The ATU-Ozark human services program seeks to prepare students for careers in fields such as social work, counseling, community organizing and non-profit management. The program emphasizes a theoretical foundation, practical skills development and hands-on experience through internships and service learning opportunities.
Out of the 91 human services programs in the United States, only 47 are accredited through the Council for Standards in Human Service Education.
Visit www.atu.edu/ozark for more information about academic programs at ATU-Ozark Campus.