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Be the reason someone gets access to the social services they need. Or advocate for those overlooked.
With the human services option, within the human development and family sciences major at Oregon State, you’ll help individuals, families and communities survive and thrive.
Picture life as an human services student.
Required classes for the human services option.
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Human services is a broad field with a variety of career opportunities. All are concerned with meeting human needs and improving quality of life on an individual and community level.
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.
*These roles may require post-baccalaureate/graduate/professional education to qualify.
Morgan Miller, ’20
“For as long as I can remember I have known that my niche in the world is to help those around me, especially those who are particularly vulnerable to poverty, sickness, discrimination and other life difficulties.
“As soon as I discovered human development and family sciences and the human services option, I knew I had found my place at OSU. My major was such a great fit that it seemed like it was created for me.”
Select an option that matches your interests and career goals, whether it’s working with children, the elderly or providing services for families and communities.