Welcome to the Department of Human Services!
The Bachelor of Science degree in human services prepares students to become competent, self-reflective practitioners in human services or nonprofit management.
Students select one of the following concentrations to provide a focus to their degree:
Mental Health Counseling – designed for students who want to provide direct service to a variety of populations.
Addiction Studies – designed for students who want to apply to become a Certified Addictions Counselor.
Domestic Violence Counseling – designed for students who want to work with survivors of interpersonal violence and/or with offenders.
High Risk Youth – designed for students who want to work with youth in a variety of settings from group homes to schools.
Nonprofit Studies – designed for students who want to work in leadership positions in the nonprofit sector.
Our students have the following unique opportunities:
- Learn in small classes from faculty with diverse disciplinary backgrounds as well as extensive clinical knowledge and experience.
- Participate in an intensive/immersion field experience, completing a minimum of 750 hours working in a human services and/or nonprofit agency.
- Take advantage of opportunities to connect to community leaders through guest speakers, site visits, class projects and field experience.
- Get valuable counseling theory and skills practice in the classroom setting including opportunities to be videotaped during mock counseling sessions.
- Be prepared to apply for jobs through our class that covers resume development, cover letter writing, and interviewing skills.
I’ve learned to see the world in varying shades of gray as opposed to merely black and white. I realize that I can advocate for social justice, while at the same time staying true to my personal beliefs. I now do a better job of accomplishing my goals, because I’ve learned to take initiative and make things happen for myself.
Jonathon Smith, Nonprofit Studies, December 2014 Graduate