Human Services

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Add Heart to Human Services

Service is not a career; it's a calling. Changing others' lives, improving quality of life, and meeting their needs is a driving force from within you, not a day job. Our human services major is an applied social and behavioral sciences program that promotes leadership and service to others. You'll understand causes and consequences of individual and group social problems. 

Specialize in Chemical Dependency

If you are looking for a position helping others overcome addictions, our human services program offers additional classes to meet South Dakota board certification in alcohol and drug abuse studies. Check the course catalog for courses.

What can you do with a human services degree?

Society needs people who are educated in human services. Here are only a few of the careers where you might find your calling:

  • Child, family or school social worker
  • Drug and alcohol rehabilitation counselor
  • Community outreach specialist

Human Services Courses

What classes will you take on your way to your degree?

  • Alcohol Use and Abuse
  • Victimology
  • Group Counseling

DWU’s human services program complements criminal justice, nonprofit administration, psychology and many other service-based majors and minors. Find more of the classes you will take in our academic catalog.


Participate in a professional semester that will allow you to experience the human services field. Speak with your adviser to see how you can get involved.

Get to Know Your Professors

Better society and start by learning with our teachers! Our low student-to-teacher ratio offers valuable one-on-one interaction with professors.

Any Questions?

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