Western's Bachelor of Arts in Human Services program prepares professionals to work in a variety of settings as case managers, advocates, grant writers, youth workers, volunteer coordinators, or advocacy specialists for victims of child abuse, domestic violence, homelessness, or other social issues.
Deeply rooted within the Puget Sound region, students attending the in-person program in Everett have the opportunity to move beyond the classroom by participating in internships available in hundreds of community-based agencies and a number of service-learning activities within the community. This allows students to gain practical experience and ability to network with professionals in the communities and organizations by which they may later be employed.
Based on a recent Western survey:
- 89% of graduating seniors indicated that field experience was a valuable part of their learning
- 73% of graduating seniors felt they were a valuable team member in their internship; and
- 85% of graduating seniors indicated that they believe the program helped them develop as a professional