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Bachelor of Science in Human Services

Human Services has been defined by the National Organization for Human Services as a multidisciplinary profession integrating the fields of psychology, sociology, government and administration. Gordon’s program is unique among Human Services degrees in incorporating business, government, and economics courses in addition to the customary sociology and psychology curriculum.

While graduates of the program will receive excellent preparation for various master’s and doctoral programs, the primary emphasis of the curriculum will be to provide practical, real-world training so that graduates can gain immediate employment. Human Service professionals can expect to find employment in a wide variety of settings, including government and private social service agencies, vocational rehabilitation facilities, substance abuse centers, and residential facilities treating the elderly and intellectually challenged.

It is the mission of the Bachelor of Science in Human Servcies to prepare professionals to work with individuals and communities to improve functioning and delivery of services at the local, state, and regional levels. This interdisciplinary program incorporates both an administrative and direct service approach that focuses across the disciplines of psychology, sociology, government, and public policy. The primary purpose of the program is to prepare entry-level professionals to work in a variety of helping capacities for a diverse clientele while also preparing students for a wide range of graduate degree programs.  Students selecting the Human Services major typically are interested in the helping professions and desire positions in social services institutions, public and private, as well as community programs.

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Academic Advising is a critical component of the educational experience

Human Services Advisement Worksheet (pdf)

Human Services Resources

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Contact Us

Dr. Barry Kicklighter, Department Head
Department of Business & Public Service
Email: bkicklighter@gordonstate.edu
Phone: 678. 359. 5310

Mrs. Ashley Travis, Academic Services Assistant
Department of Business & Public Service
Email: ashleyt@gordonstate.edu
Phone: 678. 359. 5194