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Human Services

Human Development and Family Studies

Human Development & Family Studies Bachelor of Science

Human Development & Family Studies’ Bachelor of Science prepares graduates to provide support services to families and educate individuals for the responsibilities of family living.

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Human Services

Human Services 

Human Services’ Associate of Applied Science prepares graduates for the expansive field of human and social services and advanced study in social work, counseling, and additional behavioral sciences.

This Program is Right For You If

  • Be a beacon of hope for struggling children and families
  • Break the chains of addiction as a skilled treatment provider
  • Provide care, dignity and empowerment for our aging community
  • Advocate—becoming a voice for the oppressed and silenced


  • Addictions, Mental Wellness and Recovery Models of Care
  • Social Work Theory, Policy, Evidenced Based Practices and Treatment Planning
  • Assessment, Motivational Interviewing, Group Facilitation, and Case Management
  • Community Resources, Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, Ohio Benefits Bank


  • Human Services’ Associate of Applied Science articulates fully as a concentration in the Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies.  
  • Human Services’ concentration is guaranteed to be delivered in its entirety through Salem Campus.  
  • Human Services’ HDFS students are able to self-specialize in their desired population of interest.  
  • Human Services’ graduates may pursue additional behavioral sciences degree programs such as psychology, sociology and public health, etc. 


Students complete the majority of the required courses on a Kent State University campus/location and some courses on-line.  The degree would be awarded by the approved campus or college.

Human Services Contact Information: 

Kimberly Steele, PCC/S, LICDC-CS, LSW
Academic Program Director, Human Services
Office:  330-337-4283
Personal Cell:  330-853-8149

Admissions Process

University Catalog and Roadmaps 2017-2018

What Can I do with this Major?


Ohio Coalition of Associate Degree Human Service Educators

Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board-Social Work Assistant

Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board-Chemical Dependency Counseling Assistant