Offering an integrated curriculum, Hilbert's bachelor-level human services major prepares you with a firm foundation in counseling, ethics, interpersonal communication, effective interviewing, and the treatment of problems affecting individuals, families and communities. It's designed to give you a broad understanding of the Human Services profession and a strong liberal arts base, while also providing the skills, knowledge and values needed to work with a diverse group of people. Beyond this, the human services program helps students refine communication and interpersonal skills and professional techniques in areas such as crisis intervention and case management.
Depending on your interests and career goals, you may select one of our six concentrations, offering you flexibility to pursue a career as a generalist or to choose a specialty in substance abuse/chemical dependency, law and human services, child and family practice, family violence, or rehabilitation services.
Our human services faculty represents a broad range of professional backgrounds and academic orientations. Our professors bring a depth of theoretical and practical experience to the classroom from all areas of the field, and encourage open, lively discussions about some of the most challenging issues today in the human services field.
You'll have the opportunity to gain practical experience through our outstanding internship program, allowing you to integrate principles and concepts discovered in the classroom with the real human services field. As a student-intern, you'll gain valuable insights and knowledge at places like drug and alcohol rehabilitation units, schools, public social services agencies, and hospitals, among many other sites.
Beyond this, you'll have a chance to excel in your future career through membership in the Human Services Association, where you'll discuss ideas, current events, careers in human services, and network with professionals. There's also the opportunity to hold forums with guest speakers, attend conferences and workshops, and explore issues of relevance to the Human Services profession.
Many graduates of Hilbert's program move directly into entry-level positions as human services professionals in agencies and organizations, while others choose further study in a range of graduate-level programs in areas such as school and rehabilitation counseling, psychology, sociology, and social work.
To accommodate your needs, a two-year Human Services degree is also offered at Hilbert. The flexibility of the associate-level degree allows you to enter the Human Services field in an entry level position or continue your studies in a bachelor-level program.
Why Study Human Services at Hilbert?
There are several advantages to studying human services at Hilbert:
·         Your marketability as a graduate of the program. Many local opportunities exist upon graduation as Hilbert
           students are often sought by agencies and organizations familiar with the program and skills of our students.   
·         Job search guidance in the profession.
·         Outstanding job opportunities after graduation.
·         Specialized concentrations that allow you to focus on your areas of interest.
·         Choice between bachelor's or associate's degrees, depending on your educational goals.
·         Opportunity to earn college credit while interning at a variety of agencies and organizations, giving you practical
          experience that can lead to a full-time position at your intern site.
·         A student/teacher ratio of 14:1.
·         Day, evening and on line courses to accommodate your busy schedule.
·         Chance to minor in one of more than a dozen academic areas.
·         Unmatched personal attention and academic advisement.
·         Opportunity to learn from top-notch professors who have real-world experience in the human services field.
·         Develop invaluable relationships with professors that last long after you've graduated.