Human Services Committee
From left: Barbara Keyes (Psychological Science), Edward Bujdos, Jr. (Psychological
Science), Yuxia Qian (Communication Studies), Ronney Mourad (Religious Studies),
Len Berkey (Anthropology and Sociology).
Not pictured: Vicki Baker (Economics and Management), Kyle Shanton (Education)
Students who have completed the Human Services concentration may pursue entry-level jobs right out of college, or they may go on to graduate school to earn any number of degrees, including an M.B.A., M.S.W., M.P.H. (public health) or a Ph.D. Careers in human services include counseling, legal aid and advocacy, social justice, marriage and family therapy, social work, child and family studies, health and wellness, community health, healthcare organizational management, policy development, community service, and pastoral counseling.
Albion's human services concentration is designed to allow students to explore their interest in various human service careers, as well as to prepare them for entry-level positions upon graduation and/or for graduate school in human services disciplines. Students interested in the helping professions are expected to learn about underrepresented populations, administration and public policy, ethics and practice. Human services promote physical and mental health through prevention, outreach, community efforts and organizing social institutions. Although health and human services workers will primarily be employed in applied settings, they may also have opportunities to conduct research that promotes physical and mental health.
Admission to the human services concentration is based on a genuine interest in exploring one or more of the human services areas and evidence of academic ability. Students must apply for admission to the concentration and are encouraged to do so during their sophomore year. Students should contact Barbara Keyes, professor of psychology and director of the Human Services Concentration, for an application form.