Human Services

Bachelor of Arts in Human Services

Psychology and human services Dr. A.J. Marsden teaching classBeacon College’s Human Services major is designed to prepare students for a career in a wide variety of helping professions or for graduate school. Students learn to think critically, analyze and apply psychological theories, conduct themselves professionally and ethically, and also how to work on a team. The faculty have experience in human services so students see how what they learn in class is applied in the real world.

Course Sampling

Abnormal Psychology – Students research mental disorders and treatment methods

Human Development – Students look at the developing person and psychological, social and physical growth

Counseling Strategies and Interventions – Students gain experience working with groups of people using current best practices in the field of psychology

Senior Seminar – Students participate on a treatment team conducting psychosocial assessments, investigating treatment options, and writing treatment plans

Career Development – Students prepare for the workplace by completing an internship as they transition from students to co-workers

Potential Careers

Beacon Students: Life After Graduation

  • Attending graduate school (Mental Health Counseling, Special Education, Business Administration)
  • Substance Abuse Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Mental Health Counselors
  • Admission Counselors
  • Academic Advisors
  • Correction Officers
  • Activity Coordinators
  • Teaching Assistants
  • Day Care Managers
  • Sports Managers

Human Services Minor

The human services minor is an interdisciplinary program open to all Beacon students. The curriculum provides students with a broad view of helping programs, and it can be combined with a degree in another field, such as business.

Learn More

Want to learn more about our human services program? Schedule a visit today by contacting our Office of Admissions at or call 352-638-9731 or 855-220-5376 (toll-free).