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2016-2017 University Catalog 
2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Services, Department of

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Department Chair

Mikel Hogan

Department Office/Website

Education Classroom 405


John Doyle, Joe Albert Garcia, Gary Germo, Stephen Hall, Mikel Hogan, Melanie Horn-Mallers, Kristi Kanel, Lorraine Klein Thornburg, Susan Larsen, Trent Nguyen, Lori Phelps, Carl Renold, James Ruby, Mia Sevier, Yuying Tsong


The Bachelor of Science in Human Services is a carefully articulated program providing the academic and experiential background for the student seeking a career working with people in the varied and expanding field of human services. An application-oriented major, it is based on a synthesis of knowledge from several social sciences, together with methodologies of intervention at the individual, group and community levels. Human services graduates are educated to respond in an informed way to identifiable human service needs in a variety of settings. The program’s orientation and its synthesis of knowledge from many background disciplines, as well as its focus on the development of specific methods and practical skills to apply this knowledge, give it a unique perspective.

The Human Services major is structured around four interrelated components: theoretical foundations/intervention strategies; client population/cultural diversity; research/evaluation; and skill development/field experience.

About half of the graduates of the Human Services program go on to graduate programs, typically in social work, counseling, psychology, gerontology, public administration or education. A human services professional may provide direct services to clients, supervise personnel, administer programs and develop policies, and/or deliver support services to professional staff. Sample career options for Human Services graduates include adoption counselor, AIDS services case manager, child protective service worker, client advocate, community educator, elementary school teacher, geriatric caseworker, human services agency administrator, parent educator, policy analyst, probation officer, social service employee, youth counselor and behavior specialist.

Learning Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

Programs and Courses Offered




      Human Services

      Courses are designated as HUSR in the class schedule.

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