DEPARTMENT OF PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS IN HUMAN SERVICES
The Department of Professional Programs in Human Services is the home of different and dynamic academic programs that share the common goal of preparing students to work with people in a variety of human services agencies and organizations. The human service field is one of the most rapidly expanding career fields in America today. The multidisciplinary nature of the Department of Professional Programs in Human Services focuses on those careers which require professional preparation and training for services to individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
Degree programs within the Department of Professional Programs in Human Services include Human Services Counseling, Criminal Justice, and Social Work. In addition to a general career field, the Human Services Counseling student may select a concentration in rehabilitation, aging services, or prevention science. The Social Work program, through its Child Welfare Professional Enhancement Program, offers students opportunities for employment in child welfare. We also offer a minor in Deaf Studies that includes four levels of ASL. Students are able to choose a major and an optional minor that prepare them to meet entry-level employment requirements for a variety of human service careers. The department also offers two graduate degrees. The Clinical Rehabilitation and Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree prepares students to become a Licensed Professional Counselor. We also offer a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Administration.