Apr 19, 2019  
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Services


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The Human Services major is designed to provide students with a unique and important education that focuses on the relationship of human needs to social conditions, emphasizing the identification and analysis of social and individual problems and their solutions through the helping professions. Students study several aspects of human services including social change, diversity, communities, systems, and policy in the private and public domains. Students apply their knowledge through internships in social service and community agencies, educational institutions, human resource departments, hospitals, mental health facilities, research organizations, advocacy groups, and other human service departments or agencies. Such studies lead to professional development and graduate degrees in the various helping professions such as the fields of social work, education, law, allied health, mental health, social policy and planning, and other related helping professions.

Examples of Internships include:
          Brigham and Women’s Hospital
          Chestnut Children’s Center
          Department of Social Services
          Department of Mental Retardation
          Sigourney Street Shelter
          North Shore Rape Crisis Center
          Help for Abused Women and Children
          North Berkshire Community Action 
          Windrush Therapeutic Riding Center

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