Human Services

Human Services


Human Services is a promising career path for students seeking to match their desire to do what matters with the wide array of human needs in society.

Gerontology CertificateThe field of Human Services includes diverse settings such as social service agencies, community mental health centers, family, child, and youth service agencies, veterans’ service agencies, court and correctional facilities, assisted living housing for the aging and anywhere there are human needs to be met.  Populations typically served by these professionals include those experiencing addiction, the mentally ill, the aging, children and adolescents, the homeless, veterans, victims of domestic violence, and those experiencing the effects of poverty and joblessness.

Practice the skills learned in class during field placement opportunities.

Engage with our faculty, professionals with strong experience in social work, addictions counseling, and not for profit management, to develop the skills necessary for success in the field of human services: advocacy, assessment, interviewing, group facilitation, introductory counseling skills, case management, program development and program evaluation.  The Department of Human Services offers specialized certifications in careers with growth opportunities such as Addictions Counseling and Gerontology.

Our graduates go on to work in human services agencies, or to graduate degrees in social work, mental health counseling or management.