Bachelor of Science: Rehabilitation Services
The Bachelor of Science degree in Rehabilitation Services at UMF is an applied human services degree aimed at helping people with at-risk conditions to function effectively in their living, learning and working environments. Rehabilitation philosophy and practice focus on client autonomy, the strengths of individuals, families and communities, and the adaptation of environments to support full inclusion.
The Rehabilitation Services program prides itself on small class sizes, approachable professors, and hands on learning, as evidenced by multiple highly selective field placements. Faculty members work closely with students to ensure that their career goals and ambitions are attained.
The Rehabilitation Services curriculum is designed to prepare students to advocate with and for the needs of people with disabilities at both the individual and systems level. Rehabilitation Services courses draw upon many methods, including interviewing, counseling, group leadership, goal analysis, functional assessment and systems change, to prepare students to work as effective members of interdisciplinary teams.
Recent graduates have taken positions as mental health caseworkers for children and adults, substance abuse counselors, adoption counselors, crisis counselors, residential administrators for individuals with developmental disabilities, and vocational rehabilitation counselors. Over half of our graduates attend graduate school and hold positions as social workers, outpatient and inpatient mental health counselors, occupational therapists and supervisors of child protective services.
If you have a passion for working with people, this hands-on degree will prepare you to make a difference in the lives of others.
What Courses Might You Take?
Because the University of Maine at Farmington is a liberal arts college, every student – in every major – will take courses in the Arts, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences. In addition, you will also get to choose interesting classes specifically tailored to this program, such as:
REH 110 Introduction to Disabilities Studies
REH 200 Counseling in Helping Relationship
REH 212 Rehabilitation and Families
REH 240 Expressive Arts Therapy
REH 250 Introduction to Addiction
REH 420 Trauma and Resiliency
Note: This program qualifies for a tuition discount of nearly $4,900 for residents of CT, MA, NH, RI and VT through the New England Regional Student Program.