Study Human Services
What is Human Services?
Human Services is a relatively new helping profession which emerged in response for the need of skilled practitioners to work in mental health agencies and other social service settings.
The human services worker is guided by a professional code of ethics to assure the highest standards of service to their clients. A human services degree will prepare to work in a variety of human services jobs and social work jobs including social worker.
The Human Services major at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College emphasizes theory, knowledge and skills for competent practice in this emerging helping profession. Human Services graduates assist individuals, families and groups in many settings through a variety of modalities including social work, casework, groupwork, community organization and advocacy. They are employed in mental health centers, residential facilities, child and family welfare agencies, and community-based organizations.