Human Services

If you care about people, enjoy working with them, and have a knack for problem solving, a degree in human services is the right choice for you.  You will get the skills you need to gain positions in public and private institutions that provide services for disadvantaged groups in our society. 

In the Human Services program, you will learn about social issues, problem solving and how to develop programs in the human services field. You’ll find an enriching and vibrant educational setting as well as field experience opportunities in human service agencies. As a human services major, you will learn how to address issues like crime, poverty, alcoholism, child abuse and discrimination.


Our professors have earned outstanding reputations in diverse areas of research. Whether you’re interested in crime, gender relations, or sociological theory, our faculty will provide a balanced education in any field. Our small class sizes make discussion and research interesting and lively, giving you an opportunity to connect with your peers and professors.


Courses include:

  • Human Behavior and the Social Environment
  • Field Experience
  • Social Welfare Policy and Institutions
  • Death and Dying
  • Human Services for the Aged

Other courses


  • Family services advocate
  • Child welfare specialist
  • Sociologist
  • Health care assistant
  • Legal mediator
  • Correctional treatment specialist
  • Event coordinator
  • Disability specialist
  • Career counselor

Related information


Dr. Joyce Shepherd, Chair
1100 Henderson Street
Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001 
Phone: 870-230-5230