Human Services - Geneva College, a Christian College in Pennsylvania (PA)
 Human Services

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Why pursue a Human Services major at Geneva?

At Geneva College, Human Services provides the student with opportunity to think deeply from both a theoretical and practical perspective within the disciplines and all in the context of Biblical Christianity. Content areas we explore include cognitive, behavioral, social, physical and spiritual dimensions of the person, and the student is given time to make application to their world.

The program is research and theoretically based but includes opportunities for practical experience and professional skill training. Students can expect to be challenged both in the classroom and in the field by faculty who care about their professional and personal development and assist them in the future career and service.
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With regard to Human Services, Kathryn, a graduate, says, "Faith is really important—we work with people who are at their breaking point, people who are really struggling. Our faith is what we hold on to."

What degree would I receive?

  • B.S. in HUMAN SERVICES - Prepares students for positions including child and youth services, probation, welfare services, government agencies, and community centers by providing a thorough understanding of public policy as well as professional skills.

What can I do with a Human Services degree from Geneva College?

You might be wondering, “What can I do with a B.S. in Human Services?” Quite a bit, actually. Your human services bachelor’s degree will help you pursue a number of career or post-graduate opportunities, including:

  • Case worker
  • Social agency worker
  • Drug and alcohol counselor
  • Probation officer
  • Mental health aide
  • Prepare for graduate studies to obtain professional licensure
  • Therapeutic Support Staff
  • Graduate program (both master's and doctorate level)
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What are some classes I might take in the Human Services program?

Coursework for your human services program are grounded in the Christian faith and combined with practical industry insights for career applicability. Classes can include:

  • Human Diversity
  • Agencies and Policies
  • Counseling Skills
  • Special Populations
  • Field Work

Academic Organizations

  • American Psychological Association
  • NOHS - National Organization for Human Services

Key Experienced and Accomplished Faculty

Diana Rice
Professor
Stephanie Schindel
Assistant Professor
Terri Williams
Professor

What are some internship opportunities available through Geneva?

  • Beaver County Rehabilitation Center
  • Adoption Connection
  • TRAILS Ministries
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Procirca
  • Allegheny County Coroner's Office
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96%

of Geneva graduates have jobs or are in graduate school one year after graduation.