Human Services Major and Minor

Human Services Major and Minor 

The Human Services major and minor will prepare students to address the needs of a variety of diverse communities, groups, families and individuals in our society. The Human Services major will target skills needed to engage in service to others.

Students will analyze social forces, policies, and human service delivery systems both at the micro and macro levels. Students will gain knowledge in the area of crisis assessment and intervention, counseling strategies, program evaluation and grant writing. Students also will gain an understanding of the linkages between theory and research and their application to analysis and policy development. Finally, students will gain practical skills and knowledge from community agency placements through their required field experience, and conclude the program with an emphasis in ethical standards of professional behavior.

Students completing the Human Services major will be able to:

  • Apply human services theories to concrete situations;
  • Formulate ethical responses to professional situations; and
  • Critique how issues of power and inequalities in the U.S. impact social relationships between groups.

The Human Services major is 44 credits (11 courses), while the Human Services minor is 20 credits (5 courses).

Click here for a quick look at the majors and minors offered in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice: Major and Minor Requirements.

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