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Human services is an interdisciplinary field of study with the objective of meeting human needs through an applied knowledge base

Human Services

What is Human Resources?

  • Human Services is defined as an academic discipline that focuses on meeting needs, through an interdisciplinary knowledge base.

  • Human Services study with prevention, as well as remediation of problems.

  • The Human Services profession is one which promotes improved service delivery systems by addressing not only the quality of direct services, but also by seeking to improve accessibility, accountability, and coordination among professionals and agencies in service delivery.

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Concentrations in MAHS

  • Addictions Counseling
  • Biblical Counseling
  • Christian Counseling
  • Conflict & Mediation Ministry
  • Criminal Justice & Ministry
  • Grief Counseling
  • Human Services Counseling
  • Human Services for Student Affairs
  • Life Coaching
  • Marriage & Family Ministry
  • Trauma & Crisis Counseling

Study of Human Services (BS, BA, & Minor) at Lincoln University

Program Goals:

  1. Produce graduates that can demonstrate effective utilization of human service skills, values, and ethics necessary for working in the broad area of human/social services.

  2. Produce graduates that have successfully completed human/social service internships and/or research related capstone experiences.

  3. Produce graduates that qualify for admission to graduate degree programs in human/social service or related areas of study.

The mission of the Lincoln University undergraduate Human Services Program is to prepare students for successful careers in "the helping professions."

The students  will utilize their interdisciplinary knowledge and training to work in varied areas, including community agencies, state government, private employment, and non-profit organizations.

Students are also prepared to pursue graduate studies in related areas such as social work, public health and counseling.

Outcomes of the Program

  • Communicate effectively about content knowledge of human services through written, spoken and visual means
  • Describe and critically analyze the historical development of human services
  • Define and differentiate the diverse populations served by varied human service professionals
  • Identify and distinguish related theoretical and research methodological constructs and their applications in the field of human services
  • Identify, analyze and practice the values, ethics, skills, and characteristics associated with the effective human service professional
  • Analyze and evaluate key components in specific human service agencies

Please see the University Catalog for more information and program requirements.

Human Services Major ( BA, BS) and Minor

For more information contact the Psychology and Human Services Department.