May 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Rehabilitation and Human Services, B.S.

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The mission of the Rehabilitation Services Program at the University of Maine at Farmington is to provide high-quality Bachelor’s level education and career guidance to students who wish to work in human services,  including work with people with physical disabilities, intellectual and developmental disabilities, psychiatric disabilities, and substance use disorders. Students who wish to obtain the Maine State MHRT/C Certification, or the Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Certificate (SART), can discuss these opportunities with their academic advisor(s). Students entering the major must have a Criminal History Record Check prior to their practicum and internship.

Total Major Requirements 59 Credits


Other Requirements

General Education Requirements

For specific information about general education requirements and expectations, see the General Education Requirements  in the Academic Programs section of this catalog.

Graduation Requirements

To graduate with a Rehabilitation and Human Services major, students must have:

  1. Grades of B- or higher in all major requirements;
  2. A cumulative GPA of 2.500 or higher.

Minimum Total Credits for The Degree: 120

Learning Goals and Assessment

Learning Goals:

The Rehabilitation Services Program will:


Increase the number of qualified, bachelor’s level professionals in the human services workforce.

Advocate for the development of inclusive environments on campus, in communities, and in professional venues.

Assert the importance of human rights, choice, and autonomy for recipients of human services.


Student Learning Objectives:


1. Students will be able to articulate knowledge of :


  • The lived experience of disability and other limiting conditions
  • The diagnostic process, implications, and limitations 
  • The laws and policies that affect provision of human services and support the rights of people who use these services.
  • Evidence-based practices in human services
  • Adverse childhood experiences, trauma, and its lasting implications in people’s lives
  • Theoretical models of rehabilitation and human services
  • The social services, supports, and resources available in the provision of human services and rehabilitation, including vocational rehabilitation and independent living. 

2. Students will demonstrate professional skills, including to:

  • Develop working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, and people who use services.
  • Use attentive listening 
  • Complete intakes and planning with people who receive services
  • Analyze problems with critical thinking
  • Engage supervision when professional guidance is needed
  • Use professional networks to maintain quality referral sources for people who use services
  • Advocate appropriately and effectively for people who use services

3. Students will display knowledge of ethical and social responsibility, including:

  • Their rights and responsibilities relating to professional ethical codes, including their scope of practice
  • The importance of autonomy and informed choice for people who use services
  • The power of empathy and compassion in service delivery
  • Advocating for social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion in communities
  • Their continuous self-reflection, learning, and professional development

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