HDFS Human Services option

If you pursue the HDFS Human Services Option, you’ll explore collaborative, strengths-based methods to resolve individual, family and community problems.

You’ll develop cultural competency to engage in ethical helping practices that promote human dignity, social justice and empowerment. You’ll also learn effective helping skills such as empathy, rapport building and active listening. You’ll gain an understanding of the social and human service delivery systems and will complete at least two internship experiences.

Once you graduate, you will be prepared to pursue career and/or graduate work in fields such as human development and family sciences, counseling, marriage and family therapy, nonprofit administration, social work and more.


Future Students

Visit Undergraduate Academic Advising to pursue this program.


Current Students

General catalog

Use the general catalog to view courses offered in the program.


Option sheet

Use an option sheet to track your progress in completing course requirements.


Sample Degree Map

Degree maps are guides to give students an idea of which classes they may take and when. These samples are intended for information purposes only. Students should consult with their academic advisor to create a personalized degree plan.


Academic advising

Schedule an academic advising appointment.


Additional resources


Prospective careers

*May require post-baccalaureate/graduate/professional education to qualify or certify for employment.

  • Private or Public Human Service Agency
  • Personnel Officer
  • Crisis Intervention Worker
  • Adoption Agency Counselor
  • Youth Program Specialist
  • Neighborhood Outreach Worker
  • Activity Director
  • Housing Service Workers
  • Emergency Relief Worker
  • Coordinator of Volunteers
  • Residential Treatment Center
  • Social Worker*
  • Caseworker
  • Marriage and Family Counseling