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Bachelor Degree in Human Services

The Bachelor of Science in Human Services degree is designed to prepare students for entry-level work in the human services sector. Completion of this degree program may prepare you to work in social work agencies, addiction treatment facilities, welfare agencies, mental health clinics, or community health centers. Regardless of the direction you decide to take your career, with this degree you will be well prepared to help those suffering from emotional, mental, and social issues.


According to the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly 26.2% of American adults are diagnosed with a mental disorder every year. Major depressive disorder is the leading cause of disability and affects roughly 14.8 million adults nationwide. In 2006, about 33,300 deaths were caused by suicide, and about 90% of all suicidal patients were reported to have had diagnosable mental disorders. Approximately 7.7 million Americans suffer from post traumatic stress disorder, while nearly 15 million suffer from moderate-to-severe social phobia.   

As a graduate of a bachelor’s in human services program, you may find yourself helping patients to cope with issues like post traumatic stress, social phobia, depression, and suicidal ideation; and your dedication to these types of patients could drastically improve their quality of life.

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