The Psychology and Sociology departments offer the Human Services major for those who desire to work in this field. Students will also have the opportunity to gain job-relevant skills, knowledge of the field, and clinical experiences through internships while working with local human services agencies such as Lutheran Family Services, The Bridge, Head Start, Department of Health and Human Services, and the Masonic Eastern Star Home for Children, among others.
Students in this major take core Human Services courses and pick across three different concentrations – Childhood & Adolescence, Adult & Family Development, and Community & Mental Health.
A Midland Human Services major:
- Describes key concepts, principles, and applications in the areas of human behavior, human development, social & cultural issues, social problems, and ethics in helping relationships.
- Applies the scientiﬁc method and ethical principles to the study of human behavior: integrates previous empirical literature, designs, conducts, and interprets social science research.
- Demonstrates information literacy using scientiﬁc reasoning to interpret and evaluate social scientiﬁc phenomena.
- Demonstrates eﬀective writing, presentation, and communication skills for diﬀerent purposes.
- Is a competitive candidate for entry-level work in the ﬁeld and/or admission to graduate school.
Midland University’s Human Service major equips students with the tools for a wide range of careers. A few popular Human Services major careers include:
- Adult Service Worker
- Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counselor
- Childcare Workers
- Daycare Teachers
- Rehabilitation Specialists
- Probation Officers
A full list of Midland University courses and credit information can be found in the Academic Catalog.View the Academic Catalog