Department of Human Services & Counseling
HUMAN SERVICES & COUNSELING AT MSU DENVER
A single principle sits right at the heart of this multifaceted and often life-changing degree program: serving people
You might not be familiar with the name, but Human Services simply refers to the art and science of helping people. And at MSU Denver, students get just the right mix of hands-on experience and challenging study to become consummate and compassionate professionals. You can choose from two majors; Fire and Emergency Response Administration or Human Services. Within the Human Services major, you can choose between six study concentrations, which each offer clear career pathways: Addiction Studies, High Risk Youth Studies, Mental Health Counseling, Nonprofit Studies, Trauma Studies and Paramedic (transfer in credit only). You can also pursue a Master of Science Degree in Clinical Behavioral Health, emphasis in Addictions Counseling.
Besides learning in small classes from professors who have worked in the field, there are countless opportunities to put your learning into practice. The course includes service learning, 600 hours of skill-building practicums, field experience and even study abroad. Ultimately, you’ll graduate with the right academic credentials and professional connections for a promising career dedicated to helping people.
"I've only been at my job for two days, and I can tell you that MSU Denver has already covered – in depth – everything they are teaching new employees. I have sat there thinking, 'Wow, I already know this and had a WHOLE semester on each topic you're covering’.”
Here’s where a B.S. in Human Services & Counseling might take you:
Addiction treatment, youth and mental health counseling, nonprofit administration and emergency response.
“The type of people we’re training are the ones who don’t run away from crisis; they run toward it. Getting more people trained properly to be leaders in the emergency response field is something our society really needs.”
Associate Professor (Fire and Emergency Response Administration Program)