The field of Human Services is one of the most rapidly growing sectors of the United States economy, with many career options.

Human Services careers are high in demand. Many of the jobs require a bachelor’s degree for employment or promotion. to address this need Iowa Wesleyan University condensed three majors (Criminal Justice, Psychology & Sociology) into a single Human Services major that is attractive, valuable and practical for many “helping professions.”

Graduates from Iowa Wesleyan University with the Human Services major have been trained to respond to changes in the economy, health care system, and society. The major’s variety of courses offers a broad perspective for thinking about human problems and how to solve them. Critical thinking, people skills, problem-solving, and flexibility will definitely be needed in this career area. This major appeals to students who want to pursue or enhance a career in:

  • Nonprofit, state, and federal agencies
  • Alcohol and drug treatment centers
  • Organizations serving senior citizens
  • Law enforcement agencies
  • Probation/parole officers
  • Corrections
  • Social service agencies
  • Human resource departments
  • Community organizations
  • Youth facilities
  • Children’s services
  • Family services
  • Hospitals for community groups
  • Department of Children and Family Services