The B.S. in Human Services program provides the academic and practical experience necessary to enter the field of human services. The combination of academic theoretical coursework and its application through supervised field work experience provides students with the breadth of preparation necessary for employment in a wide range of human service agencies and community organizations.
The Human Services program is designed for students who are interested in working in human service agencies and community organizations, or who wish to advance their education through higher education in psychology, teaching, counseling, social work, or law. Graduates work in community health centers, drug treatment facilities, organizations for the aging, social service, welfare agencies, or mental health organizations. Social and human service worker is a generic term for people with a wide array of career interests, including case management worker, social work assistant, community support worker, mental health worker, juvenile court counselor, parole or correctional officer, community outreach worker, life skills counselor, or gerontology aide.
What the job market looks like: Job opportunities for social and human service workers are expected to be excellent, particularly for applicants with appropriate education (from the Occupational Outlook Handbook – U.S. Department of Labor Statistics). Increasingly, postsecondary education or even postgraduate education (e.g., a Master’s degree) is required to remain competitive in the field of social and human services.
A maximum of 66 credits may be transferred in from an accredited two-year school and 90 credits from an accredited four-year school.