500X330 – Human Services.jpg There is a strong need for service-related professionals in mental health, addictions, social work, and healthcare. The Associate of Applied Science in Human Services and Certificate in Human Services programs at the University of St. Thomas offer foundational knowledge for human service work, skill development, and hands-on training through a social work practicum.

Students will learn and implement practical skills essential for entry-level positions in the human service industry.  Additionally, students will understand various local, state, and federal human service systems and resources to best support community members, gain cultural competence to effectively serve diverse populations through the lens of social justice, and much more.

The Human Services programs are 100% online.  If enrolled full-time, the Certificate may be completed within one-and-a-half years and the AAS may be completed in two-years.

Prepare For Your Career In Human Service

Graduates with a degree or certificate in Human Services may seek employment in social service agencies such as:

  • Non-profit organizations
  • Healthcare organizations
  • Mental health centers
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Government agencies
  • Schools
  • Community organizations
  • Residential facilities
  • Correctional facilities
  • Employee Assistance Programs

Human Service professions may include:

  • Case managers
  • Social workers
  • Family advocates
  • Crisis intervention specialists
  • Program coordinators
  • Discharge planning
  • Healthcare coordinator
  • Vocational specialists
  • Youth advocate
  • Interventionist
  • Community outreach specialist