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Human Service Studies Major

If you have an associate’s degree in human services or chemical dependency, this program provides the course work you need for an advanced degree and marketability in a field that will continue to grow. With this interdisciplinary program you’ll build on your prior professional educational experiences, leading to employment or graduate study.

Career Potential

  • Social/case workers
  • Home health aides
  • Residential counselors
  • Child care workers

What Will I Learn?

This major emphasizes the multidisciplinary nature of human services by focusing on the mastery of concepts, theory and research from:

  • Political science
  • Psychology
  • Health
  • Sociology
  • Recreation
  • Economics
  • Communications
  • Philosophy

Special Features

  • 2 + 2 Capping Program for students with an A.S., A.A., or A.A.S.
  • Health Science Honorary chapter of Eta Sigma Gamma
  • Study Abroad in London, Belize, Australia, Africa

Get Involved

College is more than a classroom. Enhance your experience with extracurricular opportunities: Combine academic course work with out-of-class experiences that provide you direct contact with health and education professionals. Such experiences include a well-developed internship program and independent study opportunities.

Student Club

  • Health Club

Honor Society

Eta Sigma Gamma

Next Steps

Contact Us

Office: Van Hoesen, C-11
Phone: 607-753-4225
Fax: 607-753-4226

Fast Facts

Get involved with a local human service issue or organization when you take the senior seminar.

Type of Degree

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Credit Hours: 124


We recognize excellence in our students with awards and scholarships.

  • Joseph F. Governali Award for Excellence in Health Education
  • Katherine Allen Whitaker Award
  • Charles N. Poskanzer Award
  • Human Service Studies Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement
  • Ross L. Allen Award
  • Leonard T. Gath Award

See all scholarship opportunities

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