SJC Long Island Department of Human Services

SJC Long Island Department of Human Services

Choose your career path. Work with those in need. Get ready.

If you’re looking for a way to make a difference and help others in need, then SJC Long Island’s Department of Human Services is the right fit for you. 

Whether you’re ready to begin or expand your career helping others, SJC Long Island has programs to assist you in your next step. Our undergraduate major in human services, master’s in human services leadership, human services dual-degree program, master’s in social work and certificate programs all offer evening, weekend and online classes, providing busy adults with the flexibility they need.

Take your desire to help others to the next step while preparing to work with various populations, such as homeless people, veterans, individuals with mental illness or addiction, and families and children. As you develop your skills in our program, faculty will help you decide on the direction you want your career to take. 

Get ready to have a rewarding career helping others when you choose SJC Long Island’s Department of Human Services.


Crystal BelfioreCrystal Belfiore ’20
B.S. in Human Services

"I have always worked in the mental health field and always wanted to further my career with a background in a specific area. Through my travels, I always felt social work may be somewhere I could really shine and help others. SJC offered the desired degree program I was looking for and the flexibility I needed."

The SJC Long Island Human Services Experience

Pick the Path You Want: Graduates with degrees in human services go on to make a difference as counselors, case managers, advocates, outreach workers, program directors and much more.  

 

Internship Opportunities: Human services students gain firsthand experience through internships and field placements, many of which lead to job offers.

 

Experienced Professionals: Our dedicated faculty work in the field of human services in many capacities, such as social workers, substance abuse counselors, outreach workers and agency directors.

Human Services Programs

B.S. in Human Services
Want to make a positive impact? Start here

Our bachelor’s degree in human services leads to a diverse collection of career and educational opportunities, including graduate studies in human services leadership, social work, mental health counseling and human services administration. The programs include specialized courses in addictions counseling, case management, gerontology, and family and child welfare.

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M.S. in Human Services
Become a visionary leader.

Our program provides human services professionals with a progressive education built on a groundbreaking, research-based leadership development curriculum. Topics include a focus on financial, legal, regulatory, political, social and historical aspects of the human services industry, all of which are anchored on a contemporary and service-oriented leadership model.

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Dual Degree in Human Services
Earn two degrees in less time for less money.

Students can earn a B.S. in Human Services and an M.S. in Human Services Leadership in five years with this accelerated program, where they gain skills while learning the competencies of management and leadership. They graduate knowing the broader field of social welfare, case management and special populations, but also the financial, legal, regulatory, political, social and historical aspects of the human services industry, preparing to move into managerial roles.

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Alcoholism and Addictions Certificate
Help others help themselves.

This certificate is designed to prepare health, human services, human resources practitioners and psychology majors to provide counseling and referral services to persons affected by alcoholism, drug abuse and dependency. 

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Counseling Certificate
Broaden your academic experience.

This certificate is designed to prepare health, human services, human resources practitioners and psychology majors to provide counseling and referral services to persons affected by alcoholism, drug abuse and dependency. 

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Gerontology Certificate 
Understand and serve our older population.

Gain gerontological knowledge essential to understanding and serving an older population. This certificate is particularly well suited for professionals who wish to redirect or focus their skills to meet the needs of an aging population.

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Advanced Certificate in Human Services Leadership
Move forward in your career.

For students who already have a master’s degree in social work or mental health counseling, or for those newly promoted to a management position in human services, this advanced certificate provides the specific skills necessary for leadership in the field of human services.

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Career Outcomes, at Your Own Pace

Many of our human services students are working adults who need flexibility. That's why SJC offers night and weekend classes that fit around your schedule — as well as online.

We'll do all we can to make your educational experience a comfortable one, while helping you further your career. Many of our students achieve promotions within their field or are employed immediately following graduation. Many of our interns are hired directly from their placement. 

The Department of Human Services also offers certifications in Alcoholism and Addictions and Counseling.