"I never expected coming here to change me so much. ... The human services program at GMercyU beautifully mirrors the University’s mission that embodies the mercy tradition of caring for others." - Christina Harris '16
Gwynedd Mercy University has several distinctive educational benefits when compared to other schools offering a similar Human Services degree in PA.
Study Human Services at a university with a deep commitment to service
- Personalized attention with our low 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio and supportive environment
- Courses taught by faculty members with direct work experience in the field (no teaching assistants)
- Degree options that prepares you to immediately enter the workforce or pursue a graduate degree
- Internships that give your hands-on experience before you graduate
Get started on your career right after graduation
A bachelor's degree in Human Services will prepare you for entry-level work in schools, hospitals, and social service agency settings ─ immediately after graduation. In these settings you may serve groups such as the elderly, disabled, youth, or the economically disadvantaged.
Pursue an Advanced Degree
According to a 2014 report from the Education Advisory Board, more than 25% of new bachelor’s in Human Services graduates immediately pursue graduate degrees. Your bachelor’s degree provides an excellent foundation for a Master’s in Social Work, Counseling, School Counseling, or Applied Behavioral Analysis.
With a broader curriculum than a Bachelor’s in Social Work, alumni of our program have had great success with graduate school admissions, many going on to top-ranking programs at universities such as:
- Penn State
- Temple University
- Tulane University
- University of New Orleans
- University of Southern California
- West Chester University
- Widener University
Increase the value of your degree by adding an undergraduate minor. GMercyU offers a wide variety of minors so you can choose the one that best meets your personal and professional goals.
GMercyU Through and Through
Christina Harris received her bacherlor's degree in Human Services from Gwynedd Mercy University in 2016. During her time at GMercyU, Christina discovered her passion for helping others holistically and through her classes and internships gained the skills and knowledge needed to support that passion. Learn more about Christina's GMercyU experience.