Human Services

The Human Services concentration is designed for students who have completed the Associate's Degree in Human Science and wish to earn their Bachelor's Degree in Human Development and Family Studies. This concentration is available at the Salem Campus.

The Human Services concentration focuses on the prevention and remediation of problems for individuals, families and communities such as homelessness, hunger, family crises, parenting skills, and building stronger communities to benefit all people.

This concentration prepares students for careers in a variety of careers in the social service field, such as county social service agencies, shelters for the homeless, youth homes, and domestic violence shelters. Careers in Human Services are as diverse as the people they serve!

For more information contact Dr. Kim Steele at

Good candidates for this field are caring, compassionate, empathetic, resourceful, creative, motivating and have a strong desire to help others.

Course Requirements

Course Requirements:  
HDFS 24011 Interpersonal Relationships and Families 3
HED 11590 Community Health 3
HSRV 11000 Introduction to Human Services 3
HSRV 11001 Group Process in Human Services 2
HSRV 21000 Dynamics of the Helping Relationship 3
HSRV 21001 Assessment of Client Needs 3
HSRV 21002 Client Advocacy and Case Management 3
HSRV 21092 HST Internship I 3
HSRV 21192 HST Internship II 3

Professional Licensure Disclosure
This program is designed to prepare students to sit for applicable licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure or certification and contact information for state licensing boards at Kent State's website for professional licensure disclosure.

Kent State's website for professional licensure disclosure.