Education and Qualifications
Formal education is almost always necessary for advancement. In general, advancement to case management, rehabilitation, or social work jobs requires a bachelor’s or master’s degree in human services, counseling, rehabilitation, social work, or a related field. These workers should have a strong desire to help others, effective communication skills, a sense of responsibility, and the ability to manage time effectively. As our students pursue their bachelor degrees in Human and Social Services, they often consider earning a Master of Arts in Counseling or a Master of Science in Addiction Counseling.
Our courses introduce you to unique policies and programs that are designed to meet community needs among varied populations. You will develop skills in cultural competence by learning about issues of diversity and social equity. Our students also analyze the social, legal, political, and governmental forces that influence the delivery of human services. You may choose to specialize in advocacy, child and family services, corrections, gerontology, or mental health programs.
For curriculum and course descriptions, please download a Human and Social Services program overview.