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Human Services

Cumberlands’ Human Services program applies a “generalist” approach, which means we believe that social workers should share common knowledge, values, and skills that are generally transferable from one setting, population, geographical area or problem situation to another. We work to ensure that as a Human Services major, you will be prepared to integrate your knowledge, values and skills to promote and enhance the social functioning of individuals, families, and communities.

As you pursue either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in Human Services, you will study with faculty members who are experienced professionals in the field. After you complete your studies, you’ll be able to consider a variety of possibilities for employment or advanced study.

What Can I Do With This Degree?

A Human Services degree from the University of the Cumberlands will prepare students for a wide range of careers, such as a social service worker, family support worker, probation officer, mental health case worker, intake interviewer, home health case manager, drug abuse counselor, adult daycare case manager, and life skills instructor. These are just a few of the careers in the human services field. Each career centers around helping people in a structured, meaningful way. 


Top Ten Reasons to Choose UC

one Together instructors have over 25 years of experience in the field.
two Friendly caring faculty.
three Small class sizes.
four Hands-on classes with real in-class case scenario for skill building.
five We provide a broad knowledge of the field.
six There is diversity in the field, with vast career options in all states.
seven Critical thinking skills related to human behaviors are strengthened.
eight Curriculum helps students develop a perception of personal identity and values in relation to others around them.
nine Graduate with internship experience on your resume.
ten If you have a drive to help people in an organized and rewarding way this is the field for you!