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Human Services Degree (BS, BA, Minor)

If you're interested in a career in social work or social services (including counseling, community outreach, family services, and even criminal justice), then a Human Services degree from Lincoln University can put you on the right track.

Our program offers Bachelor of Science (BS) and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Human Services, or you can get a minor in this area. You'll take a wide range of courses touching on key topics including psychology, sociology, statistics, and more, and participate in research projects and real-world learning experiences that will improve your understanding of the various social issues are facing groups and individuals living in today's diverse society.

As part of your studies, you'll also be required to take on a field placement internship, giving you the opportunity to engage in the organized and practical experience of helping others.

Contact the Psychology and Human Services Department if you have questions. Or learn more about Lincoln's human services program, courses, and requirements in the current academic year University Catalog. You may also view program outcomes below.

When you graduate from this program, you'll have the tools, knowledge, and skills to truly help people and make a positive impact in your community.

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Program Outcomes

After you graduate with a major in human services from Lincoln, you will have developed the following skills and practices:

  1. You will be able to communicate effectively about your knowledge of human services through written, spoken, and visual means.
  2. You will describe and critically analyze the historical development of human services.
  3. You will define and differentiate the diverse populations served by varied human service professionals.
  4. You will identify and distinguish related theoretical and research methodological constructs and their applications in the field of human services.
  5. You will be able to identify, analyze, and practice the values, ethics, skills, and characteristics associated with an effective human service professional.
  6. You will analyze and evaluate key components in specific human service agencies.

Courses and Requirements

Please see the current academic year University Catalog for more information on program requirements and detailed course descriptions.