If you love working with people, a degree in Human Services is one of the best ways to combine a passion for service with a rewarding, challenging career.
Human services professionals work in many capacities to strengthen communities, address social concerns, and assist others in times of need. You will find them in a wide variety of occupations, working with the underserved or helping people improve their lives.
At Morris, the Human Services major has a versatile liberal arts focus, along with specialized tracks that will allow you to focus on General Human Services and/or Criminal Justice, Social Justice and Human Development. Students will:
- Understand the history and structure of human services systems.
- Gain knowledge of human development, family functioning, community dynamics, and political systems.
- Learn basic skills in intervention with individuals, families, groups, and organizations.
- Develop research and information literacy skills for the effective delivery of services.
- Accumulate knowledge of ethics, values, and policies guiding human services practice.
- Increase their knowledge of information and technological literacy.
- Be able to utilize databases related to human services.
- Be exposed to the domains that inform the field of human services.
The liberal arts basis at Morris is especially important in the Human Services curriculum, as it furnishes a social context for the understanding of individual human behavior.