Hegis Code 2101
The human services major prepares students to work with children or adults within a variety of settings. The major emphasizes the interrelationships among individual growth and development, family structure, and the larger social setting. Students become familiar with the history of the helping professions, with various approaches to the development of social policy, and with the structure of the social service system in the United States.
Human services majors graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in human services. The program prepares them to work in direct service or administrative support in the not-for-profit, public, and private sectors. Graduates may take positions in such areas as child welfare agencies, health care, community advocacy, group residences, and recreational programs. Human services majors interested in professional study may enter graduate programs such as social work, psychology, counseling, public administration, criminal justice, and arts therapy. Human service majors are eligible to apply for 3-2 Collaboration programs in Counseling or Social Work (see Collaborative programs under Academic Information )