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Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Human Services Overview

Your passion is helping people, and deep down you want to do more.

A human services degree from SMWC 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.

Human Services Career Paths

The human services degree prepares you for work under the supervision of a helping professional with a more advanced degree in a variety of entry level social worker positions in a diverse array of settings including:

  • Group homes and halfway houses
  • Community mental health centers
  • Hospital psychiatric units
  • Service agencies for families and children
  • Shelters or outreach services for the homeless
  • Agencies that protect and serve the elderly
  • Healthcare settings
  • Organizations serving youth
  • Agencies working to end substance abuse
  • Victims of family violence
  • Financial assistance to those in need
  • Criminal justice system
  • Hotlines that respond to crisis or help people find assistance

Check out our blog 8 careers you can have with a human services degree

For more specific information regarding the human services degree, please contact Christine Wilkey