Why study Human Services at CIU?
The Human Services major prepares students to effectively engage in Human services professional and paraprofessional jobs in such diverse settings as clinics, hospitals, group homes, correctional centers, government agencies, day treatment centers, sheltered workshops, extended care facilities, community-based living homes and social service agencies throughout the community. Depending on the employment setting and the kinds of clients served there, job titles and duties vary a great deal. A human services career is extremely rewarding because of helping others overcome obstacles and providing guidance for members of society that are in distress.
Career and Ministry Opportunities
By completing the Human Services major, each graduate of the program will be able to:
- Develop a personal biblical philosophy of human helping, emphasizing student strengths and potential growth areas.
- Apply the principles and skills of ethical decision-making and respect for diversity within a biblical worldview.
- Demonstrate interpersonal skills in helping relationships and group dynamics.
- Recognize the social and psychological dimensions of human interactions in a variety of settings.