Human Services Department

Help improve the lives of others by earning a degree in human services at Saint Mary's.

The Human Services Department provides students with the opportunity to explore our complex social system, preparing them for entry-level human services employment and for graduate study in related fields. By majoring in human services, students understand the interactive nature of persons and their environments and are able to succeed in selecting, planning, implementing, and evaluating interventions designed to improve daily life and promote human well-being.

Students who earn a degree in human services will be able to help others because they will posses the communication and information management skills necessary for various professional human services roles and engage in reflective ethical practice, guided by self-awareness and professional self-management.

Goals for Human Services Major

  • Understand the interactive nature of persons and their environments
  • Select, plan, implement, and evaluate interventions designed to improve daily life, and promote human well-being
  • Possess the range of communication and information management skills necessary for various professional human services roles
  • Engage in reflective ethical practice, guided by self-awareness and professional self-management

Majors and Minors

Connect With Us

Valerie Edwards Edwards Robeson, M.S.W.

Human Services Coordinator, Social Science - Associate Professor

Griffin Hall, GR193

Campus Box: #1457

(507) 457-1665

vedwards@smumn.edu

David Lynch, Ph.D.

Department Chair, Political Science Coordinator, Social Science - Professor

Griffin Hall, GR195

Campus Box: #1430

(507) 457-1526

dlynch@smumn.edu

David Lynch Ph.D.