The bachelor's degree in Human Services builds on foundation courses with additional field placements. The result: you’ll graduate as a professional able to meet the needs of a diverse community. The expansion of the adult day care system, growth in group homes and residential care facilities, and the accommodation for people who are handicapped or mentally ill, emphasizes the need for qualified professionals with a degree in Human Services. You’ll have the skills necessary for jobs in management and leadership and you’ll be prepared for a lifetime of learning.
Classes on campus, online, or a combination of both
Career focused skills and experiences
Monroe’s challenging human services curriculum is heavy on field placements, giving you plenty of opportunities to decide where you want to focus. You’ll also study psychology, ethics, crisis intervention, and behavior.
This course focuses on how to effectively provide cross-cultural services and the development of an awareness of personal biases and prejudices that can hamper communication, compliance, and outcomes. Students explore some of the critical issues in working with culturally diverse populations, and are trained to develop a higher level of cultural competency. Biases in the delivery of services are examined.
Field placements lets you put your academic know-how to the test. They give you an opportunity to gauge your interest and apply your skills. They give potential employers a chance to determine if you’re a good fit.
Recent internships have included:
New York City Department of Probation
Boys and Girls Club of New Rochelle
Compassionate Care Hospice
The Children’s Village
ACDP Sedgwick Cornerstone Community Center
Monroe’s Human Services Club seeks to assist agencies with fundraising and building awareness of critical issues regarding domestic violence, poverty, and homelessness in local communities.
Your Future Human Services Career
Below are a few typical positions for a Human Services graduate:
Substance Abuse Counselor
Child Life Specialist
Juvenile Probation Officer
Behavioral Management Aide
Danielle Thomas, MS
Professor, School of Criminal Justice
A NYC police sergeant for 21 years, Professor Thomas has worked in counter terrorism, as a police instructor, and as an NYPD analyst.