Long Island Human Services Degree

Long Island Human Services Degree

Begin or expand your career. Help those in need. Get ready.

If you’re searching for a challenging career that will allow you to make a positive impact on the lives of those around you, then our B.S. in Human Services is for you. 

Prepare for a diverse range of careers and educational opportunities with St. Joseph's University's human services major, including graduate studies in social work, mental health counseling and human services administration. 

Take specialized courses in addictions counseling, case management, gerontology, family and child welfare, as well as human services administration. With classes offered in the evenings, on weekends and online, busy adults get the flexibility they need.

Graduates of the program go on to working with homeless people, veterans, individuals with mental illness or addiction, and families and children. As you develop your skills in our program, faculty will help you decide on the direction you want your career to take. 

Get ready to have a rewarding life helping others when you choose St. Joseph's University B.S. in Human Services.

Jennifer Satchell ’21, M.S. ’22
B.S. in Human Services, M.S. in Human Services Leadership

"As a returning adult student, I knew that St. Joseph's University was the best choice to pursue both my undergraduate and graduate degrees. The dual degree in Human Services has given me the knowledge and confidence to pursue a career that focuses on empowering people to live their best lives. Thank you, St. Joe's!"

The Long Island Human Services Major Experience

Pick the Path You Want: Graduates with degrees in Human Services go on to make a difference as counselors, case managers, advocates, outreach workers, program directors and much more.  

Internship Opportunities: Human Services students gain firsthand experience through internships and field placements, many of which lead to job offers.

Experienced Professionals: Our dedicated faculty work in the field of Human Services in many capacities, such as social workers, substance abuse counselors, outreach workers and agency directors.

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 qualifying 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.