A Major Development: Introducing New Human Services Program

Simpson offers a host of majors and minors covering many different academic disciplines and interests.

But we’re always looking for new and creative ways to meet the needs of today’s students.

The new Human Services Major and Minor is a great example.

Beginning in the fall of 2017, the new major will prepare students to address the needs of a variety of communities, groups, families and individuals. Students will analyze social forces, policies and human service delivery systems.

“The Sociology & Criminal Justice department is very excited to start the new human services major,” said Carolyn Dallinger. department chair of Sociology and Criminal Justice. “It will include a lot of courses with a hands-on learning approach. For example in the human services social welfare policy course, college students serve meals to those that are homeless or food insecure while also studying the importance of developing compassionate social policy.  Students also visit the Iowa Legislature to observe and get involved in the actual making of social policy.”

In addition, “We are really excited about the new grant writing and program evaluation course which will give students an applied skill that will be desired by human service agencies. The human services major will be very applied and will help our students obtain skills to work at an entry-level within the field upon graduation.”

Interested? For more information, go to http://simpson.edu/sociology-and-criminal-justice/human-services-major-and-minor

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