Human Services

One of the most hands-on majors at GW, the human services program helps students become effective leaders to serve people and communities in need. Building upon empathy and commitment to social justice, students actively engage in mentoring, community-based research and service projects. The program is one of the social and behavioral sciences disciplines in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences.

Related Majors, Minors, and Concentrations

Areas of study include sociology, psychology, criminal justice and political science.

What can I expect to learn in the Human Services program at GW?

Students gain a foundation in leadership, management and policy formulation, grounded in the transformation of theory to application with service-learning experience.

What is the Human Services community like at GW?

The close-knit group of students and faculty are actively engaged with learning and making a difference.

What can I do in the Human Services field?

Career fields include work in advocacy, assisted-living facilities, child care, community development, nonprofits, counseling, cultural institutions, social work, government agencies, hospitals and health care agencies, public interest law and correctional institutions.

Hands-on Projects

By developing their own service projects, students find ways to make a difference in struggling societies.

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