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Human Services, B.S.

College of Arts and Sciences

Broadly defined, those who enter the human services field seek to improve the overall quality of life of various populations through the prevention and remediation of problems. The populations human services professionals work with most commonly are children and families, the elderly, immigrants, veterans, the homeless and people with disabilities, criminal records, addictions or mental illnesses. As such, Indiana Tech has constructed a robust curriculum that addresses topics in the areas of addiction, gerontology, social policy, public communication, crisis management and case management.

If you are a compassionate individual who is called to use your natural talents to help others, a degree in human services will teach you how to use your positive energy in ways that can be life-changing.

Why choose Indiana Tech?

  • Our curriculum is continually reviewed and modified to adjust to the ever-changing landscape of human services. This ensures you will be well-prepared for the challenges and expectations you will face.
  • You will experience several occasions to network with professionals in the field, which will create amazing internship opportunities.
  • You will engage in several hands-on learning experiences, which will prepare you well for graduate school internships.
  • Indiana Tech fosters an active learning environment, enriched by instructors who possess years of experience in their respective fields.

Careers in this Degree

Graduates with this degree have pursued careers in the following fields:

  • Social services
  • Child advocacy
  • Behavioral/mental health
  • Public health education
  • Probation/corrections

Job Outlook

Below are some of the potential career opportunities available to graduates with this degree. Additionally, you will find national statistics for average annual salaries and projected job growth, as identified by statistics. Salaries can vary based on the market in which you live and the prior experience you bring to the position.

  • Case manager $49,470/year

Job outlook through 2028: 11 percent decrease

  • Health educator/community health worker $46,080/year

Job outlook through 2028: 119 percent increase

  • Substance abuse counselor $44,630/year

Job outlook through 2028: 22 percent increase

  • Social/community service manager $65,320/year

Job outlook through 2028: 13 percent increase

Warriors in the Workplace

Indiana Tech graduates with this degree have earned jobs at:

  • Bowen Center
  • Department of Child Services
  • Park Center
  • YWCA
  • Peabody Retirement Community

Internship Opportunities

Indiana Tech students pursuing this degree have interned with:

  • Phoenix Associates, Inc.
  • Bowen Center
  • Park Center
  • Visiting Nurse
  • YMCA

Michael Dunne-Steece

Program Lead

Prior to working in higher education, professor Dunne-Steece spent the first years of his career in human services, working in the areas of leadership, adolescent sex offender rehabilitation, trauma focused therapy, geriatrics, management, case management, long-term care operations, dementia programming, clinical social work, nursing, public relations and advocating. Professor Dunne-Steece is a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFTA).

  • M.S.Ed., Indiana University
  • B.S., Indiana Tech