Adult Degree Completion

Human Services

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The Human Services major prepares students to work with children or adults within a variety of settings in social and government agencies. This major emphasizes the interrelationships among individual growth and development, family structure, and the larger social setting. It also provides excellent preparation for graduate studies in social work, psychology, education, and related fields.

Human Services at the Mount

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. The program is two-fold: it prepares students for direct service or administrative support within a service delivery system in the not-for-profit and public sectors (e.g., child welfare agencies, health care, community advocacy, group residences, and recreational programs), and it prepares students to pursue graduate study in social work, psychology, counseling, public administration, and arts therapy. In addition to coursework, students are also required to complete an internship.

The Mount's hybrid online and on-campus degree programs allow students to access coursework through the web-based Learning Management System, maximizing student convenience and flexibility. Work with your classmates and faculty from home, train, office, or anywhere else to complete your degree.

Career Outlook

Employment of community and social service occupations is projected to grow 10 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 257,700 jobs. Most new jobs in this occupational group will be in the healthcare and social assistance industry.

For more information on the occupational outlook for those with a bachelor's degree, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics website.

Continue your education at the Mount

Visit our Admissions web page to learn more about the benefits of our adult degree completion program, register for an Info Session, or start your application online today. Our academic advisors are ready to guide you through the enrollment process. Call the Office of Graduate and Adult Degree Completion Programs at 845-569-3223 or email adultstudentadmissions@msmc.edu for more information.