Bachelor of Science: Human Services
Affect Societal Change
Are you interested in understanding human and social behavior, in learning how people relate to one another and about how to make a difference in their lives? With growing national issues in the aging population, social pressures on young adults and the rapidly changing profile of the American family, employment in human services are projected to experience above average growth.
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Human Services Concentrations
Students in this concentration apply sociological insight to the public in collaboration with governments, non-profits, businesses and community organizations. Courses analyze a range of social institutions, social inequalities, social movements and social justice issues. Applied sociology concentration students produce positive social change and resolve social issues through active intervention in real-world settings.
This concentration is designed for students to specialize in the interdisciplinary study of aging and the aged, and to examine the diverse social contexts for aging-related changes locally, nationally and globally. Courses cover the physical, cognitive and psychosocial developmental changes in late adulthood and emphasize human service agencies, programs, and policies that serve and affect older adults. Gerontology students are strategically positioned to improve the aging experience of escalating numbers of older adults.
Students in this concentration explore the theory and practice of social work, develop academic knowledge and professional skills in providing human services to diverse or vulnerable populations, and help individuals solve and cope with problems. Courses cover human development across the life span and interpersonal communication skills, with an emphasis on settings for social work practice. Social Work concentration students improve the well-being of individuals and families and are positioned to pursue MSW programs and professional licensure.
Careers and Grad School Prep
The Human Services degree spans a number of occupation options, including education, social work, counseling, advocacy, non-profit, business services, health services and research.
- Department of Aging and Human Services
- Veterans Affairs
- Division of Family and Children Services
- Community development
- Grant writing and fundraising
- Public policy
- Sales and marketing
- Health care
Graduate Degree Options
- Social work
GGC fosters partnerships with local community organizations to provide tangible experiences that move portfolios to the top of the employment pile.
- Academic conference presentations
- Service learning
Minors, Certificates, Certifications
Minors, certificates and certifications add value and enhance degrees for enrolled degree-seeking students. Learn more about available professional certificate programs for non-degree seeking students.
Challenge. Question. Collaborate. Contribute.
Unique to GGC’s focus on student engagement, faculty invite students at all levels – including freshmen – to collaborate on research projects, conference presentations, even co-authoring articles published in academic journals.