Adult Degree Completion

Human Services


The Human Services major prepares students to work with children or adults within a variety of settings. The major emphasizes the interrelationships among individual growth and development, family structure, and the larger social setting.

Students become familiar with the history of the helping professions, with various approaches to the development of social policy, and with the structure of the social service system in the United States. 

Human Services courses will help you understand the causes of emotional disturbances and related therapies. You'll develop counseling skills and learn techniques of rehabilitation therapy.

Human Services at the Mount

The program is two-fold: it prepares students for direct service or administrative support within a service delivery system in a not-for-profit and public sector: e.g., child welfare agencies, health care, community advocacy, group residences and recreational programs.

Human Services majors are also prepared to pursue graduate study in social work, psychology, counseling, public administration and arts therapy.

In addition to coursework, students are also required to complete a 225-hour internship. 

Career Outlook

Social and community service managers have very favorable employment prospects. For more information, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as well as this publication, "Helping those in need: Human service workers." 

Please contact the Office of Adult Degree Completion at 845-569-3223, or email with any questions, or for further information.

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