Human Services

About the Major

Beacon 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 and to become more self-aware. 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

Human Services 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

About the Field

The US Department of Labor listed Human Services as one of the top ten job fields on the rise with an estimated 150 percent increase in opportunities as the field of Human Services expands.

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