A-Z Index

Human Services
Bachelor of Science degree completion program

The Northwest Difference

The Human Services major at Northwest is designed to meet human needs through interdisciplinary knowledge, focus on prevention as well as remediation of problems, and maintain a commitment to improving the overall quality of life. The degree focus on preparing students to effectively serve individuals, families, groups and communities in the human services field; communicate efficiently with clients and professionals; and develop culturally competent skills.

A career in the human service profession promotes improved service by refining accessibility, accountability and coordination among professionals and agencies in service delivery.

According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook (Bureau of Labor Statistics), careers in human services will grow up to 31 percent between the years 2012 and 2022.

Benefits of Northwest-Kansas City

  • Complete classes in seven weeks.
  • Earn your degree as quickly and conveniently as possible while receiving a quality education.
  • An associate degree will waive general education courses. Exceptions may apply.

Career Opportunities in Business Management

Below is a list of possible career opportunities and job titles:

Career Opportunities Job Titles
  • Social Services
  • Criminal justice/corrections
  • Child welfare
  • Alcohol/substance abuse
  • Developmental services
  • Gerontology
  • Healthcare administration
  • Business and industry
  • Case manager
  • Advocate
  • Victim assistant
  • Youth service coordinator
  • Probation/parole counselor
  • Community outreach coordinator
  • Life skills coach
  • Youth counselor
  • Child behavior aid
  • Juvenile court liaison
  • Behavior technician
  • Community support specialist and mental health technicians

Here is a sampling of employers hiring students:

  • AmeriCorps
  • Boys Town
  • Gallup
  • Jackson County Corrections
  • Child and Family Center
  • Crittenton Services
  • Lake Bryn Mawr
  • YMCA
  • Preferred Family Healthcare
  • GEO Group
  • Missouri Department of Social Services
  • Netsmart Technologies
  • HealthFitness

Study Abroad

Study Abroad

Study Abroad is an opportunity for students to apply hands-on international experience to their own academic development. Faculty members supervise short-term study abroad programs that prepare students before, during and after the program. Two types of study abroad programs are available – faculty-led and traditional study abroad.

The traditional program may be a semester, summer or year-long program and is taught by Northwest’s international partner institutions.

For more information about study abroad opportunities »

About Northwest-Kansas City

Northwest-Kansas City is designed to attract students from the Kansas City metropolitan region. Faculty and staff are here to help you complete your degree and begin your career. 

Through internships and hands-on experiences, faculty provide the tools and expertise to ensure you are career ready on day one.

Paying for your degree

We know that paying for college can be challenging. Visit the Office of Financial Assistance to learn about nearly $25 million in scholarships and grants awarded annually.

Don’t forget, Northwest’s  textbook and laptop rental programs will save you nearly $1,800 per year.

Want to earn in-state rates?

The Bearcat Advantage provides out-of-state students the opportunity to earn in-state tuition rates. This alone will save you more than $7,500.