The Human Services undergraduate major prepares students to work with children, adolescents and adults in settings, empowered by a foundation of study in the liberal arts, human development, and public policy.
Grounded in curriculum that incorporates psychology and sociology, the Human Services Major offers a comprehensive view of human relationships, growth and development, as well as the systems and social policy organizations that assist communities. Small class sizes enable a dialogue among students and faculty that builds conceptual confidence and encourages a broader thought and understanding for professional practice.
A core component of the curriculum is more than 400 required
hours of internship and field training. Beginning in your second year, you'll be able to access first-hand social services practice with
individuals, the community, agencies, and public policy situations to gain a broader perspective and to apply context to your studies.
Placements for Human Services
students have included the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General,
Boston City Hospital, the Massachusetts Coalition for Battered Women,
Goddard House (assisted living for seniors), and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.
Human Services majors graduate with the skills and experience necessary to enter positions in the justice system, healthcare settings, the child welfare system, and elderly services, among many other professions.
As a Human Services major, you can focus your studies in four different areas:
This course introduces students to a wide range of human service professions, with particular attention paid to the fields of art therapy, counseling, expressive arts therapy, holistic psychology, human services and psychology. Career opportunities are explored through guest presentations and assignments in community settings. The values and ethical issues facing human service professionals are introduced.
Associate Professor of Human Services
Sociology and Social Change
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Dr. Janel Lucas, Associate Professor of Human Services - "Our Human Services students graduate having gained immeasurable perspective in a range of social services settings. They have the skills and tools they need to build their careers and make a strong contribution to the people they serve and their communities."