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The Human Services major prepares students to work as practitioners in a variety of professional service settings such as social services, mental health, family services, corrections, child care, youth programs, group homes and many others. The Human Services curriculum guides the student through gaining the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to work effectively with a variety of populations.

Students learn to critically examine a range of human and societal problems and the programs and services designed to address those problems. Students develop an understanding of the societal, cultural and personal variables which contribute to the development of human problems and to their solution.

The Human Services major draws upon knowledge in the social sciences, especially psychology and sociology, and emphasizes the application of this knowledge to the improvement of human life and society. In order to apply this knowledge effectively, students develop a variety of skills including those involved in oral and written communication, problem solving, developing a professional helping relationship, organization and administration. 

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