Students will understand the role of human services working with individuals, families, communities and society; put human services theory and skills into practice; practice skills working with those in drug and alcohol abuse programs; and demonstrate skills to function as a mental health worker. Students will also gain field experience through an internship. This degree has options for transfer to complete a bachelor’s degree at Old Dominion University.

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Degree Requirements and Outcomes

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Tuition Assistance

This major is eligible for Re-Employing Virginians (REV) and G3 tuition assistance for qualified students.

Career Paths

Jobs in this field include positions in social services, substance abuse, disabilities, and family violence.

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Yvonne Barry
Chair, Department of Human Services and Mental Health