Human Services

The Human Service field has multiple facets and those with degrees in Human Services will identify opportunities to assist children, adolescents and adults in mental health, corrections, alcohol and substance abuse, elder care, government social service agencies and health care. Those with bachelor degrees in Human Services can begin their professional careers in case management, youth programming and mentoring, recreation and therapeutic activity, psychiatric/mental health technicians and many others. The Human Services graduate may find it necessary to complete a master’s program in a counseling or social work field to advance in the field and to provide therapeutic mental health care. Students interested in attending graduate school will be prepared to apply for Master of Social Work and Counseling degree programs with the Human Services degree.

The Human Services program at Cazenovia College will prepare you for the Human Services profession. Your compassion and caring will help you to reach out to people in need, and the knowledge and skills you gain at Cazenovia College will give you the opportunity to help people lead more rewarding lives.

The Baccalaureate of Science in Human Services is designed in two ways, allowing students to choose either a general B.S. in Human Services or a B.S. in Human Services with a specialization. The general degree requires students to complete core courses along with human services courses. The specialization requires students to complete the same core courses, but can tailor the rest of their courses to fit their specialization. The specialization areas are: Alcohol & Substance Abuse, Counseling & Mental Health, or Social Service for Children and Youth. The Alcohol and Substance Abuse Specialty provides the student with the opportunity to complete the CASAC educational credential.

Students in this major have completed internships and have found employment with the following:

Advocacy Center-Ithaca
Alzheimer’s Assoc of CNY
Arise-Working Solutions
Barnabas House
Booth House
Boys & Girls Club
Casey’s Place
Catholic Charities
Cayuga Counseling
Community Action Program
Crouse Community Center for Seniors
Department of Social Services
Family Support Center
Hutchings Psychiatric Center
Jenna Foundation for Non-Violence
Liberty Resources
New Hope Family Services
Onondaga Cty Day Treatment Center
Peace Action of CNY
The Rescue Mission