To be a professional in human services means actively assisting a person, a family or a whole community across a host of opportunities, but exhibiting patience and caring at all stages. These opportunities include health centers; programs dealing with addiction, abuse or aging; correctional or rehabilitation facilities; and more. The types of services a given human may need range widely, meaning that this degree program suits an array of interests. The 63-credit-hour Human Services program builds upon your associate’s level coursework that can be transferred to Lees-McRae College and can be completed over two years, leading to a BAAS in Human Services.
Human services-related job growth is expected to be more than 13% through 2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
“Human services tend to be as broad as the needs and problems of the client base,” says Robert Olding, president of the National Organization for Human Services.
The Human Services program is considered to be a professional studies-based program, leading directly to job placement or advancement upon graduation. In addition, graduates will be prepared for graduate schools and other professional programs. Graduates may acquire certification to become Human Services Board Certified Practitioners.