If you love working with people, a degree in Liberal Arts for the Human Services is one of the best ways to combine a passion for service with a rewarding, challenging career. Human services professionals work in many capacities to strengthen communities, address social concerns, and assist others in times of need. You will find them in a wide variety of occupations, working with the underserved or helping people improve their lives.
At Morris, the Liberal Arts for the Human Services (LAHS) major has a versatile liberal arts focus, along with the specialized curriculum required for success in the human services field. The program has three complementary components:
- A liberal arts foundation that covers a wide breadth of subject matter, while sharpening critical thinking and communication skills
- Professional preparation for entry into one of the many human services career tracks
- Thorough academic training for those interested in pursuing advanced degrees
The liberal arts basis at Morris is especially important in the LAHS curriculum, as it furnishes a social context for the understanding of individual human behavior.
With a LAHS degree, graduates are prepared to immediately enter the profession. There are many careers to choose from at the bachelor’s degree level, among them:
- Human resources
- Criminal justice
- Human services administration
At the graduate level, Morris LAHS alumni frequently continue their professional and academic training in pursuit of a more specialized position or an academic career.