Mission and History

Drop and Withdraw Dates

The full academic calendar with dates and deadlines can be viewed here.

Monday, January 16, 2023 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Campus Closed)

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 – Full-semester classes begin


Drop and Withdraw Dates for Full Semester Courses:

Last day to drop and have full-semester class deleted from academic record with

100% refund – Monday, January 23, 2023

50% refund – Thursday, February 2, 2023

March 20 – 26, 2023 – Campus open, no classes

Final Day to Withdraw from full-semester class (tuition may still be owed, class will remain on academic record)

Friday, March 31, 2023


Students who withdraw from a class should be aware that it may affect their financial aid and have other consequences. Find information here:

Find information about and instructions to Drop and Withdraw here:

Drop dates for courses that do not meet for the full semester will vary according to class meeting dates. Please see your Detailed Class Schedule on the Student Hub for drop dates for these courses.


Apply for Graduation!

Seniors, you must apply to graduate in order for your degree to be conferred. Go to your Student Hub and find the Apply For Graduation button near the bottom of the page. This application to graduate is required whether or not students participate in a commencement ceremony.

Bachelor of Science in Human Services

A strong desire to help people is fundamental to entering the human services field.  We can help you transform your passion into a rewarding career helping others. Human services professionals are critical to communities and the welfare of their citizens.

A degree in Human Services is an interdisciplinary degree that provides students with a foundation for better understanding how social structures are created and how people operate within those systems. Students are taught how to conceptualize, develop, and implement programs to help address social and economic issues in a community.  Students will also learn how to connect with clients in order to help them access services, programs, and skills that address their needs.  Upon graduation, students will have gained the practical knowledge necessary when professionally assisting individuals, families and communities.

Graduates from our program can work in a variety of settings leading group activities, providing counseling or crisis intervention, and administering food banks or community or emergency programs.  Program paths may also include working in treatment and recovery facilities or meeting with adults or adolescents who need help with life-planning strategies and daily-living skills. Human Services professionals provide support to people of various backgrounds, evaluating the needs of their clients and communities to aid in their wellbeing and stability.

The average yearly salary for recent graduates is $31,810 to $56,310.  With a strong projected job growth, careers in Human Services continue to remain in high demand.  Employment is expected to grow by 17% through 2029 for Human Services professions.  This is significantly higher than the average job growth in other sectors.

Human Services Core Coursework

Concentrations Pathways

Click here to learn more about Field Experience/Internships in the Human Services Major.

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The MSU Denver Department of Human Services and Counseling is accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education.

CCD Transfer Students

Academic Advising

Staying connected with academic advising is one of the best ways to ensure your path to successful degree completion. We are here to support you!

Your academic advisors are

Monique Left Hand Bull
[email protected]
for General Studies, Registration, and Departmental advising


Angela Furney
[email protected]
for Field Placement/Internship and Graduate program advising


Connect with faculty for concentration and career advising. Find information here.


Student Organizations

Professional Standards, Bachelor of Science in Human Services

Program Outcomes and Data

Career Information

The Department of Human Services and Counseling at Metropolitan State University of Denver is dedicated to helping students like you become competent, motivated and dedicated practitioners in the delivery of human services. With a degree in Human Services, and the benefit of an internship in your field of study, you’ll have the knowledge and skills you need to qualify for a variety of entry-level positions.

Career Resources

Board Certification

Contact Us

Find our office contact information here.