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Human Services

(Bachelor of Arts Degree)

The Human Services major is an interdisciplinary program pulling from sociology, psychology, education, business and other fields of study. In addition to classroom study, 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:

  1. Describes key concepts, principles, and applications in the areas of human behavior, human development, social & cultural issues, social problems, and ethics in helping relationships.
  2. Applies the scientific method and ethical principles to the study of human behavior: integrates previous empirical literature, designs, conducts, and interprets social science research.
  3. Demonstrates information literacy using scientific reasoning to interpret and evaluate social scientific phenomena.
  4. Demonstrates effective writing, presentation, and communication skills for different purposes.
  5. Is a competitive candidate for entry-level work in the field and/or admission to graduate school.

Career Opportunities

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 Care Provider
  • Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Childcare Workers
  • Daycare Teachers
  • Probation Officers


A full list of Midland University courses and credit information can be found in the Academic Catalog.

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