Bachelor of Arts in Human Services
The human services major prepares students to work with
children, adolescents, and adults within a variety of settings. The
major emphasizes 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 majors graduate with a bachelor of arts degree in
human service. The program prepares them to work in direct service
or administrative support in the not-for-profit, public and private
Human services majors may take positions in such areas as child
welfare agencies, health care, community advocacy, group residences
and recreational programs. Human services majors interested in
professional study may enter graduate studies in social work,
psychology, counseling, public administration, criminal justice and
Human Services at the Mount
The Human services program places emphasis on the connection
between practitioner-researcher. It provides the student a
theoretical foundation, coupled with training in research, and
applied agency based experiences.
Students are provided the opportunity to work closely with
faculty in areas of aging, poverty, children and adolescents,
crime, mental illness, etc. The human services program at MSMC is
an exciting major that prepares the student for agency-based work
opportunities and graduate school. Undergraduate students are also
provided the opportunity to further develop research interests by
working with the Center on Aging and
Policy and/or the Center
on Adolescent Research and Development at the College.
Human Services / Social Work Option
The human services major is eligible to apply for the MSMC/Fordham
Social Work collaboration program (3:2). This is a joint
program where the student completes 3 years at MSMC and 2 years at
Fordham University. Upon completion the student will hold a
bachelor's degree from the Mount and a master's degree in social
work (MSW) from Fordham.
The pre-requisite for beginning upper class courses is the
completion of Introduction to Social Work SW/HSR 103. It is
expected that all courses be completed in a satisfactory manner.
College-wide policies regarding minimum GPA for graduation are
Where Mount students have interned
Human services majors have interned in a variety of settings
including: school-based programs, working with individuals with
lifelong disabilities, county social welfare agencies, nursing
homes, domestic violence programs, addictions and substance abuse
agencies, pre-school programs, court systems and adolescent
There are numerous career options in the field of human
services. Our graduating students are working in the area of:
mental health, mental illness, developmental disabilities,
addictions, child and adolescent programs, programs for older
adults, and wellness programs.
The shift in demographics indicates there will be an increase in
opportunity for individuals in the helping professions. With life
expectancy increasing, it is predicted there will be a need for
trained individuals in the area of children services, family
services, aging and gerontology, substance abuse and addictions.
The career outlook for individuals in the area of human services is
one of growth and opportunity.