Human Services Degree
Judson offers a distinctively designed, faith-based Human Services program that teaches you how to improve the lives of individuals, families, and the community. In this program, you will develop the interpersonal and cultural competence skills needed to recognize and respect the dignity and worth of all persons. Further, you will learn how to evaluate and analyze service systems in order to facilitate positive change that empowers the lives of vulnerable people- children, youth, and adults - struggling with challenges that include interpersonal problems, mental health issues, poverty, oppression, violence and homelessness. The Human Services Program equips you to make a difference!
Elgin, Rockford, and Online
The Human Services Program at Judson University establishes a solid theoretical base and provides concrete application skills. You will gain relevant skills and a marketable degree. At the end of the program, you are prepared to pursue a career in the field or continue with graduate studies. As a student, you will conduct, evaluate and present research projects; develop assessment, counseling and intervention skills; and learn how to advocate for vulnerable populations. Further, you will engage in experiential learning while completing an internship in a field agency. All of the instructors in the program have relevant advanced degrees and work in the Human Services field, providing unique life application to classroom learning.
Human services workers hold professional and paraprofessional jobs in such diverse settings as group homes and halfway houses; correctional, mental retardation, and community mental health centers; family, child, and youth service agencies; and programs concerned with alcoholism, drug abuse, family violence, and aging. The primary purpose of the human service worker is to assist individual and communities to function as effectively as possible in the major domains of living. The job outlook in the human services field is promising and is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations, partly because of projected rapid growth in the occupation and also because of substantial replacement needs. Employment prospects should be favorable in facilities and programs that serve the elderly, mentally impaired, or developmentally disabled.
Human Services Degree
- Activities Director
- Admissions Coordinator
- Case manager
- Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization
- Program Manager, Non-Profit Organization
- Substance Abuse Counselor
- Social Worker