Human Services | LBCC

Human Services

Would you like to help others solve life problems? Be prepared to work in settings as diverse as medical, social welfare, incarceration, rehabilitation, or schools? The LBCC Human Services degree will be a good fit; it prepares students to transfer into Human Development and Family Sciences, Social Work, and other related bachelor degree programs.

The field of Human Services is broadly defined, uniquely approaching the objective of meeting human needs through an interdisciplinary knowledge base, focusing on prevention as well as remediation of problems, and maintaining a commitment to improving the overall quality of life of service populations, with a focus on equity and social justice. With a human services degree you will have the choice of many career paths!

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Human Services Practicum

Students who stay in the Human Services major have the opportunity to complete a 90-hour practicum in the field, in which they work to obtain the first five standards of the Human Services profession. This is a personalized experience: as a practicum student, you’ll work one-on-one with LBCC faculty to determine the best placement for you.

Note, in order to enroll in practicum, you’ll need to start preparing about one and a half terms in advance. Talk with your advisor for more information.

Human Services Co-Curricular: Change Makers

Bridging the gap between what we learn in class and our future careers helping others, Change Makers is a group of students who are motivated to make a difference at LBCC. A co-curricular for Human Development and Family Sciences majors, all students are welcome to join us! Learn more about Change Makers.