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Drury GO Bachelor of Science in Human Services

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The Human Services field focuses on meeting the basic needs of your community.

The Human Services field empowers you to provide your community with the highest possible quality of life. In the program, you’ll take courses related to:

  • Counseling
  • Diversity
  • Human development
  • Relationships and group dynamics
  • Helping people in various capacities

Program Outcomes

The field of Human Services focuses on meeting the basic needs of our communities, including the health and well-being of individuals and families, assistance with social services, helping with preventing and solving problems, and striving to provide the highest quality of life possible. In the program, students take courses related to counseling, diversity, human development, relationships and group dynamics, and helping people in various capacities.

Although many career paths require advanced training and/or certification, students majoring in Human Services commonly become social workers, mental health counselors, human service assistants, case workers, and public administrators.

  • Demonstrate fundamental knowledge and comprehension of major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in the behavioral sciences and how these apply to behavioral phenomena.
  • Use the scientific approach, skeptical inquiry, and critical thinking to solve problems related to behavior, institutions, and/or organizations.
  • Develop ethically and socially responsible behaviors for professional and personal settings in a landscape that involves increasing diversity.
  • Demonstrate competence in writing and oral communication.
  • Optimize career readiness by utilizing disciplinary content and developing effective self-reflection, project-management skills, and teamwork skills.

Career Information

Jobs in the community and social service field are projected to grow 11.2% by the year 2028 nationally. The median annual wage is $44,960. The median wage for community and social service occupations in Missouri specifically is $41,270.

Many career paths require advanced training or certification. A Bachelor of Science in Human Services will prepare you to work in broad range of fields, including:

  • Substance abuse counseling
    • Projected growth: 22.5%
    • Median annual wage: $44,630
  • Social work
    • Projected growth: 11.5%
    • Median annual wage: $49,470
  • Community health
    • Projected growth: 12.5%
    • Median annual wage: $39,540
  • Probation officer or correctional treatment work
    • Projected growth: 3.3%
    • Median annual wage: $53,020
  • Health education
    • Projected growth: 10.3%
    • Median annual wage: $54,220

To earn this degree, you will complete General Education courses plus 42 hours specific to the Bachelor of Science in Human Services degree.