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Become a Leader in Human and Social Services
Human services leadership is the study of the fundamentals of human interaction and social behavior. You’ll learn how different organizations function and why – and how to effectively communicate and share vision within cultures.
With a human services degree, you’ll be able to better understand how people behave, why they do what they do and how to help others manage their behavior to improve performance.
Choose a Human Services Leadership Program for Working Adults
Studying human services leadership at Urbana gives you the opportunity to take your education and your future into your own hands. This major builds on the awesome experiences you already have, and gives you a step ahead to what’s next, on your own terms.
Dr. Alice Grimes
Dr. Grimes is a big fan of Urbana and all the University has to offer students. As a professor, Grimes enjoys building relationships with students and offering them a personalized learning experience that helps them thrive at Urbana and after graduation.
Make a Difference as a Community Focused Professional
After graduation, you can jump right into a respected career. Our graduates have gone into human services degree jobs including admissions counselor, case manager, financial aid director, prenatal coordinator and more.
Other human services leadership graduates seek careers in the expanding fields of gerontology (the study of aging) – and some seek the additional coursework and certifications to go into substance abuse support. No matter which path you choose, you’ll be prepared and ready to take on any job in the human services field!
Students will demonstrate the knowledge necessary for employment
Students will identify problems with diverse societal groups
Students will relate theory to modern day social issues
Students will identify work groups and interaction patterns of groups in an organization
Students will describe the social, cultural, biological and psychological processes that impact and shape human growth and development
Each applicant seeking admission to Urbana University is individually evaluated. Factors considered are past academic achievement, aptitude, extracurricular activities, and any additional evidence supporting the prospect of academic success.
To qualify for admission, applicants seeking an associate’s or bachelor’s degree must present evidence of high school completion and a required minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale, in the form of a high school diploma or GED. Careful consideration is given to the applicant’s academic record to include the curriculum, courses, and/or state mandated graduation tests.
Satisfactory completion of a college preparatory curriculum is expected, which includes a minimum of four units of English, three units of mathematics, two units of science, two nits of social science, one additional unit in English, mathematics or science, and four additional units from English, mathematics, science, social science, foreign language or philosophy. Should the applicant’s preparation differ from the recommendation above, the applicant may be asked to supply additional information for review.
Results from standardized testing (either ACT or SAT) are required for those under 21 years of age. Students who wish to apply for admission, but do not meet the minimum ACT score or high school cumulative GPA requirements listed below, may request consideration by the Admissions and Academic Standards Committee.
Undergraduate Admission Requirements/Materials:
- Completed undergraduate application
- High school diploma or GED
- Official high school transcript with a required minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale
Standardized test results (if younger than 21 years old)
- Minimum ACT score: 17
- Minimum SAT score: 830
At any time the University may require an applicant to meet with the Admissions Committee to address questions that arise in the application review process. If an applicant requests transfer credit, official transcripts from any other regionally-accredited institution are required.
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