Human Services Major

Human services professionals work in solidarity with marginalized and vulnerable individuals, families, and groups to improve conditions of daily life and promote conditions of equity and justice in society.

The human services curriculum prepares generalists who will have the knowledge and skills necessary to function as allies to individuals and families who need economic, health, housing, legal, social, and other resources to improve daily life. The human services curriculum prepares generalists who will have the knowledge and skills necessary to function as allies to individuals and families who need economic, health, housing, legal, social, and other resources to improve daily life. The human services major integrates academic and field experiences to build the knowledge and skills needed for success in this fast-growing field.

Career Options

With a degree in human services graduates are prepared to pursue careers as behavioral health coaches, case managers, child welfare investigators or intervention community organizers, independent living support specialists, probation and reintegration officers, social service system navigators, and volunteer coordinators. Many Saint Mary's graduates go on to pursue additional education in related fields, including Saint Mary's AODA certificate, MSW program, counseling program, or Master of Public Health program.

High School Preparation

High school coursework that will support a student in his or her pursuit of a human services degree includes experience in family and consumer studies, foreign language, psychology, sociology, and speech.

Enhance Your Experience

Students who major in human services will oftentimes pursue a minor or double major in management, psychology, or sociology.