Bachelor of Science in Community Health and Human Services

Human Services Concentration

student holding elderly persons hand - online program

In collaboration with Educational Psychology and Research, this degree program is designed for students interested in the helping profession. Human Services professions promote improved service delivery systems by addressing not only the quality of direct services, but also by improving accessibility, accountability, and coordination among professionals and agencies in service delivery.  This degree was developed using the National Organization of Human Services standards and prepares students to sit for the Certification in Human Services.

Are you interested in
  • Determining what type of help clients need?
  • Working with clients and other professionals to develop treatment plans?
  • Helping clients get help with daily activities, such as eating and bathing?
  • Coordinating services provided to clients by their own or other organizations?
  • Researching services available to their clients in their communities?
  • Helping clients complete paperwork to apply for assistance programs?
  • Monitoring clients to ensure that services are provided appropriately?

Coursework includes but is not limited to interviewing and intervention skills, case management, human development, ethics in the helping professions, assessment/treatment, planning interventions, theories, human behavior and social welfare and public policy.

For more information on the profession, visit the National Organization for Human Services website.

Career Options

Job titles common to Human Services occupations may include:

  • rehabilitation case worker
  • advocate
  • caseworker
  • community coordinator
  • mental health technician
  • social services assistant
  • social services liason
  • drug abuse counselor
  • social service aide
  • probation officer
  • home health aide
  • and many other rewarding careers in the fast growing field of Human Services
According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics,
  •  Employment is projected to grow 22% from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations.
  •  2 out of 10 workers in human service and social assistance will work in individual and family services, an additional 2 out of 10 work in state and local government.
  •  Social and human service assistants held about 372,700 jobs in 2012
  •  Social and human service assistants help people get through difficult times or get additional support.

Program of Study

The official program of study checklist can be found on the Office of Student Services website.


Advising and Mentoring

It is highly recommended that you seek advisement once you declare a major in Human Services. This can provide valuable information and help to avoid graduation delays. Please contact Rachel Daniel in the School of Education’s Office of Student Services. Her contact information is, or (205) 934-7530. It is helpful to review your entry in entry in the GPS system prior to any advising appointment.

If you are looking for more individualized mentoring on careers in Human Services, find your Community Health and Human Services faculty mentor by the first letter of your last name:
    Dr. Ahmad (A-F)
    Dr. Evans (G-L)
    Dr. Forbes (M-R)
    Dr. Wilkinson (S-Z)


For further information about any of our majors in Human Services or Community Health, please contact the Program Coordinator, Dr Retta Evans (, (205)-996-2701.

Graduation Planning System (GPS)

The GPS system allows students to view their degree requirements at any time.  You can see what has been completed and what remains for completion.  There is also a “what if” function that allows you to see what would be needed if you made changes such as changing your major or minor.

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Ready to embark on an exciting academic program in Human Services? Find out everything you need to know on the UAB Undergraduate Admissions website, including how to apply, how to schedule a campus tour, and more.