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Human Services Degree

Empathetic? Believe in social justice? Like to help people make changes in their lives and communities? If so, then a career in the challenging and rewarding field of human services might be perfect for you. Whether it’s as a social worker, community activist, human rights advocate or non-profit administrator, you can make a difference.

Human services is one of the top 10 fastest growing disciplines in the nation with two out of three jobs in the professional, technical and service fields. Our bachelor’s degree in human services gives you knowledge and skills that are fundamental to becoming an ethical and effective professional or graduate student in this area of study.

Why Fontbonne?

You’ll get the best of both worlds: an in-depth understanding of human services and a comprehensive foundation in liberal arts.

Plus, Fontbonne students get real-world experience through a required practicum their junior and senior year. Working side by side with human services professionals, you’ll have the opportunity to put your knowledge to work and, as a result, get an edge in the job market.

Our students have an extraordinary opportunity to earn a master’s degree in social work in just five years. Fontbonne has a relationship with Washington University in St. Louis that allows our students to apply for admission to the George Warren Brown School of Social Work in their junior year. You could earn a bachelor’s degree from Fontbonne and a master’s degree from Washington University. Or, you could select the Bridge Program with Saint Louis University School of Social Work and receive a bachelor’s degree from Fontbonne and a master’s degree in social work from SLU.

Interested in serving the places that need the most help? Our human services director is an ambassador and liaison to the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the National Health Service Corps. We can help identify excellent opportunities for you to put your skills to work. And we can provide information about educational loan assistance programs.

What Can I Do With My Human Services Degree?

With this degree, you can do just about anything in the human services field and beyond. Our graduates foster change, help those in need, work for justice and help people build better lives by working to solve problems with family, relationships, employment, illness or housing. In addition to social work options, our majors can work as development directors, grant writers or case workers for government, private or non-profit agencies. Some even get involved in politics, working as campaign managers or political staff members. Work settings can include offices, clinics and hospitals, correctional institutions, day treatment programs, group homes, shelters and private homes. Our students are also well prepared for graduate studies in social work, psychology, counseling, sociology and for licensure as mental health professionals.

Our Commitment

Fontbonne University is dedicated to providing students with a strong foundation in the liberal arts. Through our core curriculum, students learn how to think critically, solve problems and communicate effectively. No matter what career path you choose, an education from Fontbonne will give you the tools to succeed in both work and life.

How Can I Find Out More?

Fill out a contact form to request more information about this degree.

Contact Admissions:
(314) 889-1400 or 1-800-205-5862

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