College of Health and Human Services

Department of Human Services

Department of Human Services

Restoring Hope-Encourage Others-Improving Lives

Are you motivated to help people in your community improve their lives and families? Do you wish you could be an advocate for clients in the services offered to them by the community and local government? Would you like to have the ability to work at a variety of agencies? As an IPFW graduate who holds a degree in human services, you could travel these paths and more.

Virtually any social service setting in the United States would be a good match for the education and skills that you will aquire while earning your IPFW degree in human services. You may choose to work with developmentally disabled children, physically and emotionally abused women, or individuals who are coping with chronic medical problems. Perhaps you would like to focus on incarcerated adolescents, work as a probation officer, or help individuals transition through a drug rehabilitation program. the calling you hear may be in gerontology services as a life-skills instructor, residential manager, activities coordinator, or adult day care worker.

Some professionals in human services prefer working with clients on a one-to-one basis-helping them manage services they already receive, or navigate the benfits system during a crisis intervention. others might set their career sights on working in community or governmental infrastructures, becoming involved in funding acquisitions, promoting neighborhood development, or providing community education.

IPFW's Department of Human Service invites you to talk with us, whether you want to investigate a new career in human services , or expand your existing career in this challenging and rewarding field.

The options are endless, the future is yours.

About the Program

This program prepares students to become human services professionals who can meet the needs of clients and communities within a diverse society. To earn this degree, you must complete 120 credit hours. The curriculum includes IPFW General Education requirements and core courses in subjects such as diversity, advocacy, case methods, behavioral management, psychopharmacology for human services, and theories of therapy. Integrated in the B.S. in Human Services curriculum is a minor in Psychology.