Study Human Services
Earn Your Human Services Degree
Your passion is helping people, and deep down you want to do more.
A human services degree from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, will prepare you to take on a meaningful role in the helping professions. Whether on campus or in our Woods Online program you will develop skills for working with individuals, families, groups and communities. You’ll learn to problem solve by assessing clients’ needs and identifying community–all with the goal of making a difference and serving in the lives of others.
The Human Services Degree at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
A human services degree often leads to a career managing an organization or working to make a community a better place to live. The human services degree program prepares you for your life’s work in a variety of settings and career paths:
- nonprofit organizations, private for-profit social service agencies and government agencies
- social worker
- case manager
- abuse counselor
- treatment group leader
- community wellness educator and more.
The Human Services major at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College emphasizes theory, knowledge and skills for competent practice in this emerging helping profession. Human Services graduates assist individuals, families and groups in many settings through a variety of modalities including social work, casework, groupwork, community organization and advocacy. They are employed in mental health centers, residential facilities, child and family welfare agencies, and community-based organizations.