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Human Services

Students on CampusThe Human Service major at CSUDH is a single-subject major, and no minor is required. It is an interdisciplinary program, with:

  • A set of core courses that provide a broad background of the knowledge and skills needed to help improve the quality of life of those in need
  • Electives that provide specialized, in-depth training in an area of concentration chosen and designed by the student
  • Supervised work in the field of human services through a series of fieldwork courses
  • Full day, evening and Saturday programs are offered.

The mission of the program is to provide diverse members of the community with a university education that focuses on the knowledge and skills to help those in need. The bachelor's degree in Human Services prepares students for occupations in human service settings and in social work, or for graduate training.

The major appeals to caring, socially concerned, people oriented individuals who want to learn how to serve the community effectively. Human services help those in need through:

  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Outreach
  • Training
  • Program development
  • Care giving
  • Advocating
  • Group facilitation
  • Organizing
  • Problem solving
  • Planning
  • Administration

Evaluation and a variety of direct and indirect services.

These services are provided through a wide range of government and private agencies and organizations, such as mental health agencies, family service centers, geriatric care, detox centers, educational settings, the corrections system, recreation departments, children's services, hospitals, community groups, Department of Children and Family Services, and many others.

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