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
- 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 (www.bls.gov), 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
- Public health… and more!