Brooklyn Human Services Degree

Brooklyn Human Services Degree

Study human services. Help people in need. Get ready.

A human services degree from our Brooklyn campus is your key to a rewarding career, giving you the tools to help people meet their physical and emotional needs.

Our dedicated faculty will teach you the best ways to advocate for social change, helping you become a positive influence on the world. Take advantage of our specialized courses in addictions counseling, case management, gerontology, family and child welfare, and human services administration. By graduation, you will develop expertise in the field’s ethical standards and have polished critical thinking, communication and research skills.

Follow your passion for serving the community. Help vulnerable populations have a better quality of life. Get ready to make a difference with a St. Joseph's University Human Services degree.

The Brooklyn Human Services Major Experience

Hands-on Experience: All human services majors take on an internship, where they apply their classroom knowledge to the field. 


Endless Opportunities: Our degree prepares human services graduates to work with many populations, including families, people with disabilities, veterans and the homeless. 


A Growing Field: The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects human services jobs to increase by 17 percent from 2019-29 — a much faster pace than average.

Flexible Scheduling and Credit for Experience

Creating a schedule that fits into your busy life has never been easier. Regardless of your age, work schedule or other commitments, at St. Joseph’s, we offer flexible scheduling options — including evening and online classes — that can fit the busy lifestyle of any student. In fact, St. Joseph's University offers students the chance to participate in the Prior Experiential Learning Assessment (PELA) Program, which gives you the opportunity to apply for credit for the experiential learning you have acquired during your career. Validated learning, not the experience alone, is the basis for awarding up to 27 PELA credits.