Bachelor of Science
Human Services majors spend their time at Stevenson building an extensive base of knowledge about families and individuals and how to provide services for them. The department prepares graduates to embark on careers in human services and for graduate school in programs such as human services, counseling, social work, school counseling, and marriage and family therapy.
Nationally Accredited Program
The Human Services department is nationally accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education. This accreditation recognizes our department as being worthy of public and professional confidence.
An Addictions Counseling Track is available for students interested in working with clients who have substance abuse problems or other addiction disorders. A Human Services Administration Track is available for students planning to pursue careers in human services administration, such as human resources, development, and management, and an Administration of Programs for Children Track is available for students who want to work with young children.
Graduates are prepared to take the exam for certification as a Human Services-Board Certified Practitioner (HS-BCP) offered by the Center for Credentialing and Education. Students who choose the Addictions Counseling Track can complete the academic work required for certification by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists as a Certified Associate Counselor-Alcohol & Drug (CAC-AD). Students who choose the Administration of Programs for Children Track can complete the academic work required for the Child Care Administrator Level 4 Credential issued by the Maryland State Department of Education.
Emphasis on Field Experiences
All Human Services majors spend a minimum of 500 hours in the field. Students are placed in agencies related to their specific areas of interest, such as hospitals, colleges, guidance departments of schools, adoption and foster care agencies, schools and centers for children with autism and other emotional or behavioral problems, senior citizen centers, and mental health facilities. These valuable experiences enable our students to put classroom skills and knowledge to the test in the working world -- a process that prepares graduates for life after SU.
A Human Services minor is also available. Interested students should speak to an Academic Advisor
Faces and Places of Villa Julie College
"Stevenson’s human services program has challenged me to look beyond the surface when it comes to developing strategies to assist clients."