Social Work and Human Services
Department of Social Work and Human Services
Welcome to the WCHHS Bachelor of Science in Human Services (HS) program! If you are someone who wants to make a difference by working with people in a wide array of public, private and nonprofit agency settings, then Human Services may be the perfect fit for you! You will have several opportunities for global engagement through our study-abroad courses.
Since its inception in 1994, the Human Services program at Kennesaw State began training students to serve individual, families and communities in the Greater Atlanta region. The HS curriculum teaches students to integrate theoretical knowledge, practice skills, and values (attitudes) to effectively work in human service organizations, either as Case Managers (CM) or Nonprofit Administrators (NP). A hallmark of our program is the 450 internship hours students spend in local organizations, learning and practicing case management and nonprofit administration skills.
Additionally, students may choose a certificate program to further refine their skills: Child Advocacy Studies Training (CAST) and/or National Leadership Alliance (NLA).
The Occupational Outlook Handbook identifies human service careers as continuing to grow over the next decade. Upon graduation some majors pursue masters degrees (i.e. MSW, Counseling, MPA) while others seek employment in a wide variety of agencies in the public, private and/or nonprofit sector e.g., homeless shelters, advocacy centers, behavioral health centers, domestic violence shelters, income maintenance organizations etc.
Come and experience our enriching and fulfilling academic program in the Department of Social Work and Human Services that will prepare you for a highly competitive job market in human services.