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
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
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
Human Services majors are also prepared to pursue graduate study
in social work, psychology, counseling, public administration and
In addition to coursework, students are also required to
complete a 225-hour internship.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
with any questions, or for further information.