This major is intended to prepare students for a variety of “helping professions” so they can respond to changes in the economy, the healthcare system, and society. The combination of coursework offers a solid grounding in the exploration of human and social problems and effective responsiveness in professional and personal settings. It is expected that students completing the Human Services major will:

  • exhibit the ability to communicate clearly in oral and written communication
  • demonstrate proficiency in skills necessary for creating, testing and evaluating hypotheses and evaluating research
  • perform successfully in a job-related field experience in an area of special interest to the “helping professions”
  • demonstrate specific skills commonly used in counseling, and understand common issues typically faced by counselors
  • differentiate the major models of abnormal behavior and their implied methods of intervention
  • articulate major issues facing contemporary law enforcement