You have a genuine desire to help others at the individual, group and community level. With a human services degree from Post University, you can possess the knowledge and abilities necessary to make a difference in the human services field. Our graduates have secured human services jobs as caseworkers, youth workers, probation officers, life skills instructors, group home managers, client advocates, program managers and program engagement coordinators. You may also choose to pursue your master’s degree at Post University to further advance your career and work toward clinical licensure.
Program HighlightsThrough case studies and interactive classroom activities, you will build foundational knowledge in case management techniques, prevention theories and concepts, and human development. You will gain an understanding of people’s capacity for growth and change while learning to advocate for social justice by practicing your skills in the areas of counseling, ethical decision-making, and crisis intervention. Upon completion of your studies, you will be able to:
Our human services program is designed to take students beyond the classroom. In addition to learning from professionals with real-world expertise, you will have the opportunity to integrate and apply what you’ve learned in a human service setting through a supervised field experience.
Following your coursework and training, you may also choose to complete an internship at local organizations at your local substance abuse facilities, child protection service agencies, or in a variety of intervention and prevention-based programs.
At Post University, you don’t have to put your responsibilities on hold to pursue your education. Stay in your current job and learn on your schedule with our flexible day, evening and weekend, and 100 percent online class options. Additionally, our staff is always available to offer guidance and support. As soon as you enroll, you will be assigned a dedicated academic advisor, who will answer any questions and help you customize your degree to your career goals with a concentration in one of the many different career paths in the human services field.
CounselingIf you’re interested in a career in clinical work, this concentration is a great place to start. You will learn counseling techniques and theories for assisting individuals, groups, and families. You will also be introduced to specific issues that impact human functioning, such as mental health disorders and alcohol and drug use.
Criminal JusticeIn this concentration, you will study the criminal justice system and current practices in crime and punishment. Coursework covers the fields of corrections, parole, and probation, and you will select criminal justice electives based on your interests and career goals.
Equine IndustryIn this concentration, students will investigate equine-assisted activities for traditional human service work, providing opportunities to improve treatment outcomes in areas like mental health, health care and physical/occupational therapy.
Human Services ManagementThe management concentration provides you with an understanding of leadership roles within human service agencies. Coursework focuses on group behavior in organizations, employee motivation, and functions of human resources in public and private organizations.
Psychology — Health, Education, and Community ServicesIn this concentration, you will study the impact of mental health issues and social conditions on individuals. Coursework explores child development; differences in race, gender identity and culture; and theories of psychopathology.
Sociology — Health and Community ServicesThis concentration provides you with an understanding of the impact of society on individuals. Coursework addresses topics including socialization, stratification, social class, social change and social influence on marriage and family; alcohol and drug use; and gender, race, and ethnicity.
Make a difference in your life and the lives of others. Contact us to enroll in Post University’s on-campus or online human services degree program today.
Note: Licensure is a professional process that varies from state to state. Please consult the appropriate state agency to determine the specific requirements for licensure in your state
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