The Human Services profession promotes improved service delivery systems by addressing not only the quality of direct services, but by also seeking to improve accessibility, accountability, coordination, and collaboration among professionals and agencies to attain the highest quality of life with the least amount of intervention.
Program graduates are prepared to work in a variety of settings such as:
- Children, Youth, and Family Services
- Veterans Services
- Mental Health Services
- International Relief
- Rehabilitation Counseling & Disability Services
- Corrections & Law Enforcement
- Community Development & Organizing
- Faith-Based Services
- Non-profit Management
- Community-based Sports and Recreation
- Alternative Education Housing
- Food Securities
Human Service professionals effect change at all levels of society to enhance the well-being of self, individual, group, community, and global systems. Social justice, self-determination, and service to others through strengths-based models of ethical professional practice define our program philosophy. The dynamic, resilient, and interdependent nature of systems provides a conceptual framework for the curriculum. Intellectual inquiry immerses learners in multiple perspectives, theories, and disciplines, anchoring us in the diverse lived experiences of self and others. With a deep commitment to making a difference, students discover ways to facilitate processes for systems analysis, problem-solving, advocacy, and social change.