Letter from the Chair

Picture Jim Burke

Welcome to the Department of Human Resources

We are pleased you are taking a closer look at the educational offerings and resources available in the Department of Human Resources.  We have a wealth of opportunities leading to rewarding careers in the vital professions of criminal justice, counseling, and social work.

Our academic programs have an outstanding reputation throughout Oklahoma and surrounding states.  We attract faculty who are distinguished in their field of practice and students who are ready to meet the academic challenge required to be prepared to serve others.  Together, we work to create a student centered environment and culture of student success.

Our Department has numerous partners in the state and region, and our students work with these agencies and institutions through their internships, practicums, and service learning experiences.  In these settings they get practical field experience while making a contribution to clients and communities served by the agencies and organizations.

If helping others and serving your community is your career choice, you should meet with a program advisor.  Our faculty advisors will assist you in selecting the essential program requirements and explain how you can successfully realize your goals.

Perhaps your future will be influenced by what you read in these pages.  Whatever career path you choose, we appreciate your interest in the Department of Human Resources.

Thank you for your time,

James W. Burke, Jr., Ph.D., LCSW
Professor, Department Chair, and
Col. Tom A. Thomas Endowed Chair