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About the Bachelor of Science in Human Services

Individuals interested in helping others will find that a degree in human services will prepare them for a variety of professional roles. Human services professionals may choose areas of practice that allow them to assist children and families, the elderly, the homeless, immigrants or veterans. In addition, they may assist people with addictions, criminal records, disabilities and mental illnesses. Human services professionals work in a variety of organizations such as those assisting people with finding employment and appropriating food, nutrition, housing and shelter. They may also serve as victims’ assistants or work in public safety or disaster relief.

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Student and Faculty Success

TROY human services faculty members ensure that students learn from their experiences as well as from classroom teaching. Students will learn to collaborate and communicate with a variety of clients and teams. The successes of the Troy University human services program are shown in its students. TROY students have interned in Bosnia, been recognized as Habitat for Humanity volunteer of the year, received a scholarship to study abroad in South America and more.

Advanced Career Opportunities

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, between 2018 and 2028 there will be strong growth in career opportunities in the field of human services due to factors such as the evolving elderly population’s need for social and community services.Troy University’s human services program provides students with opportunities to explore their fields of interest. Recent graduates of the program have endless opportunities when it comes to career choice. 

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Bachelor of Science in Human Services Curriculum

While courses may vary from year to year, your coursework may include:
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For more information about program availability and delivery options, call 1-800-414-5756.

Careers in Human Services

Recent graduates of the program can work as a Case Manager, Residential Counselor, Life Skills Instructor, Client Advocate, Mental Health Aide, Home Health Aide, Group Home Worker, Community Outreach Worker, Social Work Assistant, Residential Manager, and more.

Faculty Profiles

Javier Boyas, Ph.D., MSW

Javier Boyas, Ph.D., MSW

Leading Change in building knowledge that contributes to effective intervention and prevention approaches to reduce and ultimately eradicate health and mental health disparities among vulnerable populations, such as communities of color and child protection workers. My program of research aims to build knowledge that contributes to effective intervention and prevention approaches to reduce and ultimately eliminate health and mental health disparities among communities of color, particularly among the Latina/o/x community. Dr. Boyas’ scholarship can be found in the journals: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology; Journal of Skin Cancer, American Journal of Men’s Health; Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine; Children & Youth Services Review, Community Mental Health Journal, and Hispanic Health Care International. His teaching interests are in the areas of social research methods, human diversity, social welfare policy and racial and ethnic relations within a U.S. context.
Dana Bush

Dana Bush

Leading Change by building the next generation of social workers with in-class experiences and field placements that will serve to prepare them to empower their future clients and communities. Prof. Bush’s dual expertise in social work and higher education uniquely equips her to engage with students on a profound level and forge connections among them and with crucial agencies. Professor Bush's passion lies in assisting students in pinpointing their ideal social work and human services domains tailored to their skills and passions. A steadfast advocate for community welfare, Prof. Bush actively contributes as a member of Troy's Basic Needs Committee, championing co-curricular initiatives that empower students to address the pressing needs of underserved communities through civic engagement. Rooted in her mission is the comprehensive education of students in the tenets of social work, human services, and human behavior, drawing from her extensive background in medical social work, group home and foster care management, and case management.

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