Human Services Administration Degree

Prepare for a rewarding career helping improve and maintain the quality of life for individuals and families in need. Earning a human services degree from Hardin-Simmons University will provide you with the interdisciplinary education to pursue positions in a diverse range of career settings, including nonprofits, schools, health care centers, court rooms, and other community-based organizations.

You may be wondering, “What are human services and how can I get involved in them?” Simply put, a career in human services is about meeting basic and complex human needs through a broad range of knowledge and skills in multiple fields. From providing food and shelter to offering guidance, counseling, and substance abuse treatment, human services are all about helping every individual in need of assistance.

An Interdisciplinary Degree in Human Services

Because of the diverse needs of individuals, families, and communities, our degree in human services is rooted in an interdisciplinary approach to education. You’ll acquire the skills needed for leadership roles in fields as diverse as social services, criminal justice, child welfare, developmental disabilities, health care, gerontology, program management, childhood education, and residential treatment programs.

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Dr. Renee Collins-professor of education and Associate Dean Irvin School of Education

Dr. Renee Collins

Professor of Education, Associate Dean of the Irvin School of Education

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Why Earn Your Human Services Degree at Hardin-Simmons?

Human Services student teaching classroom of children

Hands-on Experience

When you major in human services at HSU, you’ll gain real-world experience related to social work, nonprofit organizations, and various collaborative community partnerships. In addition, you’ll complete an internship supervised by a professional from an approved state or community-based organization. Graduate with a robust resume and real stories to tell during interviews for a career in human services.

HSU Human Services professionals building tower of sticks together in team activity

Diverse Faculty Mentors

As you earn your degree in human services, you’ll get plenty of chances to work closely with faculty members who are leaders in their fields and who bring their years of experience into the classroom to help you answer for yourself, “What are human services that can change the world?”

Human Services professor reading book to students

Exceptional Career Preparation

When you graduate with your human services degree, you’ll become a member of our remarkable alumni community. In fact, 100 percent of our graduates find a career in human services after graduation. Give yourself the best chances to find your dream job with a degree in human services from HSU.

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What Can You Do With a Human Services Degree?

What are human services at Hardin-Simmons University? They are the most effective means of helping as many individuals as possible. They are about developing and strengthening fundamental tools like empathy, compassion, and patience to solve some of the toughest problems facing communities around the world today.

When you major in human services at HSU, you build a foundation for a rewarding careers making sure that people and their families can live comfortable and safe lives.

Many of our human services degree graduates continue their training in prestigious graduate programs around the nation to hone their skills and increase their career potential.

Careers in Human Services

  • Case worker
  • Community outreach worker
  • Substance abuse counselor
  • Social and community service manager
  • Court support worker
  • Social worker
  • Family court advocate
  • Rehabilitation counselor
  • Case manager
  • Crisis support worker
  • Grant writer
  • Probation officer
  • Child advocate

Outlook for Students Who Major in Human Services

Employment for human services professionals is predicted to grow by 17 percent through 2030, much faster than the average for all other occupations. There has never been a better time to prepare for a career in human services and start helping others.

Program Details

Because there are so many possible careers in human services available to you, we offer specializations so you can tailor your educational experience to align with your professional goals. These include:

  • Adult Services
  • Preschool and Childcare

You’ve chosen to invest you time and energy in earning a degree in human services. In return, we invest in you with financial aid opportunities, including scholarships for students who major in human services with a specialization in applied behavior analysis.