Human Services

  • HS

    What is Human Services?

    The Human Services (HS) major prepares professionals to engage, advocate, and innovate locally, regionally, and globally to improve the lives of peoples and communities.

    HS Majors must choose a concentration in Social Engagement and Advocacy (SEA) or Nonprofit Management and Social Innovation (NMSI).  Students in the Social Engagement and Advocacy concentration focus on the ability to integrate knowledge and skills related to direct practice with individuals, families, children, and groups. In addition, they are prepared to work in crisis intervention settings. While students who select the Nonprofit Management and Social Innovation concentration develop management, leadership, and administrative competencies to work in nonprofit organizations.

    All human services majors graduate with competencies in communication, assessment, advocacy, documentation, community networking, cultural competence, social policy, civic engagement, and professional/career development. 

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    Admission Requirements

    Through catalog year 2022-2023


    This program does not have specific admission requirements and only admission to Kennesaw State University is required.

    Related Minors or Certificates Available

    • Nonprofit Management and Social Innovation Certificate
    • Child Advocacy Studies Minor
    • Nonprofit Management and Social Innovation Minor
    • Public Health Minor

    Sample Classes

    • This course introduces students to the theory and practice of governance, leadership and advocacy within non-profit organizations.

    • In this course students study fundraising/development, including grant writing, special events, and basic finance in the nonprofit sector. It is appropriate for students working in all areas of Human Services as well as other majors who plan to work with nonprofits or governmental agencies.

    • This course focuses on theoretical interventions through the life span phases of childhood and adolescence. Intervention techniques within an ecological frame work are explored and assessed for use in a wide range of problem areas and settings.

    • Students will learn crisis intervention theory, advanced communication skills and knowledge about different crises and crisis settings. Students will be required to role-play crisis intervention techniques.