Human Services (BS, BA, minor)

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. They 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.


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


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


For more information contact the Psychology and Human Services Department.