Human Services is all about working with people to create a healthy life for the community and make positive impacts in the world.
Human Services is one of the fastest growing employment fields in the world as it is incorporated in so many professions including education, law enforcement, health, and more.
- Five different pathways within Human Services, including healthy lifestyles, crime and deviance, local and global communities, workplaces, and youth.
- Opportunities to practice your research skills and investigate topics from an angle that interests you.
- This subject can be studied alongside many different degrees to strengthen your human service and social awareness in your studies.
Human Services major
For the major in the Bachelor of Arts, complete the following courses:
- HSRV204 Culture, Indigeneity and Citizenship: Critical Debates for the Human Services
- Two 200-level HSRV courses
HSRV311 Qualitative Research Methods is recommended.
Human Services minor
For the minor in the Bachelor of Arts, Commerce, Digital Screen, Health Sciences, Science, Social and Environmental Sustainability, Sport Coaching, or Youth and Community Leadership, complete the following courses:
- 75 points in 100 to 300-level HSRV courses, with at least 45 points above 100-level
The skills gained from Human Services will suit any industry that involves compassion for and working with people, such as education, health, social support, policy, and law enforcement.
Some career pathways could include:
- Youth and community development
- Law enforcement
- Corrections and probation
Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Human Services.
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