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The human services major teaches students how to meet the needs of individuals, families, groups and communities. These students are typically empathetic, organized, patient and great listeners. If this interests you, keep reading!

Why Study Human Services at Northwest

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, employment of social and human service assistants is projected to grow 12 percent by 2031. If you've ever considered going into this field, now's the time!

Northwest's human services program provides hands-on experiences from day one. By the time you finish this program, you'll feel confident in your ability to effectively help others. Coursework focuses on the prevention and remediation of problems and how to create a better quality of life. You'll also learn how to communicate with families, community members, clients and other stakeholders.

In addition to honing skills and experience inside the classroom, students have the opportunity to get involved outside of the classroom. The behavioral sciences organization is a student-led organization that promotes good mental health in the Northwest community. Members can expand their knowledge about the behavioral sciences while engaging in philanthropic, networking and service-related activities at Northwest. 

Living a healthy and fulfilling life is more important now than ever. Graduates also report that the human services industry is extremely rewarding and reaps a sense of purpose. 

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Human services and psychology

“Faculty and staff made me feel secure and safe. They checked in on me. They made sure that we are ok. Of course, school comes first, but they checked in on me and made sure I had the help and resources to succeed as a student.” — N'niniah Freelon

Career Opportunities

Here are just a few of the possible paths you can pursue with this major:

  • Social services
  • Criminal justice/corrections
  • Alcohol/substance abuse
  • Developmental services
  • Case manager
  • Youth service coordinator
  • Probation/parole counselor
  • Community outreach coordinator

What Can I Do With a Major in Human Services?

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