Human Services Minor

Are you interested in social justice? Do you want to prepare for a career dedicated to helping others? Do you want to make a difference in your community? If so, consider courses in Human Services and the Human Services minor.

The broad field of Human Services focuses on meeting human needs through a variety of methods and in a variety of settings.

Human services professionals focus on individual (micro), community (mezzo), and society (macro) level social welfare issues, including:

  • Poverty and homelessness
  • Child welfare and foster care
  • Inmate and offender services
  • Victim advocacy
  • LGBTQ services and advocacy
  • Environmental justice
  • Gerontology
  • Veterans affairs

What Will I Study?

Courses cover topics like case management, social welfare policy, and research. You’ll also find plenty of opportunity to learn by serving others – LC arranges many volunteering opportunities, or you can find your own in the Lynchburg community.

What Kind of Job Can I Get?

Human Services includes types of work that are traditionally associated with government and non-profit sectors.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (, Human Services is, and is projected to remain, one of the largest-growing fields in the US!

The Human Services minor and Human Services courses will help you prepare for a career or graduate study in areas like:

  • Social work
  • Public policy and administration
  • Non-profit management
  • Counseling
  • Public health… and more!