B.P.S. Human Services

The Human Services field is diverse and growing. The Human Services degree is designed to equip students with a general knowledge of the entire human services field as well as the professional skills to become leaders within the industry.

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ChooseWhy Choose This Program?

Why Study Human Services at Goucher?

The Human Services major at Goucher gives students the ability to analyze problems within various fields of the industry through an interdisciplinary lens. Students will be prepared to work with a variety of the population as it relates to areas such as family welfare, criminal justice, healthcare, and more.

LearnWhat Will You Learn?

What Will You Learn?

The Human Services major is focused on the wholistic role a human service professional plays within our communities. Students within this program will be equipped with a general knowledge of the human services field as well as the professional skills to become leaders within the industry.

DoWhat Will You Do?

What Will You Do?

Graduates will be qualified to work in both the private and public sectors of the field, including but not limited to: mental health counselors, social work, gerontology, and more. This major gives students both the content based and professional background to become successful leaders within the industry.



Human Services graduates can partake in many rewarding career choices in fields such as child welfare, families, the elderly, substance abuse, mental human, residential programs, health care, disabilities, education, gerontology, criminal justice, developmental disabilities, and administration. With a bachelor’s degree in human services an array of opportunities are available to professionals in providing services to diverse populations in a variety of non-profit, private, and public sectors. Graduates of the Human Services program can pursue graduate-level education to work as advanced-level practitioners in human services while prospectively increasing their earning potential.

Here are some quick facts about one potential route for Human Services graduates:

Quick Facts: Social Work
 2018 Median Pay $49,470 per year 
$23.79 per hour
 Typical Entry-Level Education  Bachelor's degree
 Work Experience in a Related Occupation  None
 On-the-job Training  Supervised Fieldwork/Internship
Number of Jobs, 2018 707,400
Job Outlook, 2018-28 11% (Much Faster than average)
 Employment Change, 2018-28  81,200



Overall, the Human Services field is growing faster than average in the United States due to the rising demands for social services and an increasing elderly population, per Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Further, the BLS approximates that there will be increased demands for social and community services managers in addition professionals working in substance abuse, mental human, and other human-related fields.