The Human Service Studies major prepares students to work as practitioners in a variety of professional service settings such as social services, mental health, family services, corrections, gerontology, youth programs, group homes and many others. The Human Service Studies curriculum guides students through gaining the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to work effectively with a variety of populations.
Students engage in extensive fieldwork in human services agencies as part of their studies. Through the classroom and field components of the major, students examine critically a range of human and societal problems and the programs and services designed to address them, acquiring an understanding of the societal, cultural and personal variables which contribute to the development of human problems and to their solution.
The Human Service Studies major draws upon knowledge in the social sciences, especially psychology and sociology, and emphasizes the application of this knowledge to the improvement of human life and society. In order to apply this knowledge effectively, students develop a variety of skills, including those involved in oral and written communication, problem solving, developing a professional helping relationship, organization and administration.
The second annual Undergraduate Public Health Research Collaboration was held at Elon on Friday, Sept. 23, and brought together students and faculty from Elon, Davidson College and Furman University.
"The Peace Process in Colombia" Marcia Mejía Chirimia speaks about how communities and organizations are working for a better future on Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. in the McBride Gathering Space in the Numen Lumen Pavilion.
Professor Carmen Monico's work in Guatemala was funded through a Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award.
Alumni are invited to share stories, see our new facilities and reconnect with old friends during Homecoming weekend
The grant will allow the associate professor of education to work with two Elon professors on finding strategies that are helpful, culturally relevant and easy for families to use to foster their infant's language development.