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A human services degree helps students turn their empathic abilities into concrete skills that will make a difference in the lives of others. Combining classes in psychology, sociology and social work, the human services program provides students with an immediately useful and practical degree. On top of learning from supportive and experienced faculty, students will gain real world experience with two semesters of internship experience. The Human Services program thoroughly prepares students for careers in varying fields of service, whether graduates choose to work in schools, hospitals or social service agency settings. Graduates will also be well prepared to enter graduate school in social work, community counseling or school counseling.

Both the Bachelor of Science in Human Services program and the Bachelor of Arts in Human Services program teach you the strategies and techniques of intervention and good management practices for intervention. The Bachelor of Science in Human Services program and the BA in Human Services program are designed to help you develop skills in planning, organizing, leading, assessing and evaluating. Internships are an integral part of the human services program.

Career Outcomes

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has ranked the human services occupation among the most rapidly growing in the country. As a Gwynedd Mercy University graduate of the human services degree you will have employment opportunities in areas such as:

  • Alcohol and drug abuse prevention and treatment
  • Community organizing
  • Corrections and probation
  • Crisis intervention
  • Mental health
  • Early childhood development
  • Education
  • Elder care
  • Law enforcement
  • Welfare services
  • Youth programs


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