Human Services

College of Health and Human Sciences

If you are interested in working with people to help improve their life circumstances, the Human Services major may be an excellent choice for you. Students in this major are concerned about today's individuals and families and want to help them find solutions to challenging circumstances. The Human Services curriculum is designed to provide students with knowledge and theory in human development and family studies, skills for working with children, adults, and families, and program evaluation skills. The culminating capstone experience in this major is a full semester internship with a human service agency.

Human Services majors are eligible to pursue the accelerated 5-year Master of Public Health (MPH) degree; the MPH offers an excellent concentration in Family and Community Health Sciences.

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Human Services Website

Plan of Study


Transfer GPA and Course Requirements

Purdue admits to individual majors. Many majors require that applicants have completed specific coursework, and all have a suggested minimum GPA. The criteria for this major are listed below. Students who meet or exceed these criteria are the most competitive candidates for admission. Before applying, review the closed programs page to confirm your desired major is open to transfer students.

Minimum GPA: 2.5


Contact Information
Phone: 765-494-8533


The employment rate of graduates is typically 100%.

Graduates assume a variety of roles in human service settings, for example autism specialists, child and family case managers, residential counselors, program coordinators, and youth workers. This degree also offers excellent preparation for graduate programs such as social work, marriage and family therapy, school counseling, human development & family studies, and youth development & agricultural education.

Related Career Interests

Community Service

Healthcare Services

Social Science