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Human Services

Major and Minor

What will I learn?

Studying human services will help you build upon your gift of compassion and your unwillingness to accept the status quo. Classes will teach you theory, skills and knowledge, then give you an immersive experience into a human services agency.

This course addresses basic social service structures, both public and private, as they serve families, individuals and communities to meet the needs of citizens. The nature of how to build a professional helping relationship will be examined, along with the techniques and skills to avoid discouragement and burnout within the helping profession. You will examine your personal values and how those will influence a career in human services.

Human Services provides a broad range of opportunities for students to engage with the community around them and better understand how they can impact the lives of vulnerable populations.

Watch as students who have experienced the program, and their professor, explain why Simpson is a great place to study Human Services.

What can I do with my degree?

When you've completed your degree, you will have the knowledge and skills necessary to allow you to professionally engage in service to others. The opportunities to do that are ample and critically important. the skills you will have will allow you to apply human services theories to concrete situations, formulate ethical responses to professional situations and critique how issues of power and inequalities impact social relationships.

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There are many exciting things happening in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice Department. See if we have what interests you. 


Simpson Success Stories

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Our students and alumni share how Simpson helped them define achievement on their own terms

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Joe Tafta '15

Joe Tafta '15

Accepted for Prestigious Internship With Miami-Dade Police Department

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André Thomas '14

André Thomas '14

Graduate School In Washington D.C.

I would have to go back to the quote by Mahatma Gandhi, who said the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in other things. By getting myself involved on campus and helping other organizations, I was able to find more of me, which was very helpful for my growth.

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Amy Larson '17

Amy Larson '17

From Simpson to Top Choice Job

I got a feeling as soon as I stepped on Simpson’s campus. I knew that this would be the place that I would grow, learn, make mistakes and find my home.

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