Small Class Size
Human Services classes are designed to be interactive and discussion-based. The class size encourages students to share their professional and personal experiences with one another and allows professors to teach more in-depth content. Human Services classes range from 19-49 students dependent on course material. Many of the courses incorporate service-learning to allow students to apply their knowledge and practice within the field.
Service-Learning is a form of experiential learning involving partnerships between courses and community-based organizations, a unique component to the Human Services program. Service-Learning courses allow students to apply theories, concepts, and techniques, addressing the needs and interests identified by the community organizations. Generally, service-learning involves a two to five hour commitment outside of class per week.
Students can take part in a number of international experiences including: alternative spring break, study abroad, international co-op, and Dialogue of Civilizations (DOC).
DOC, short term faculty lead programs, offered in the summer allow students to interact with members of local communities around the world and learn in the context of an international setting. The goal of each DOC program is to connect students with their peers in different national, cultural, political and social environments, and provide them with a global experience that builds upon and enhances their academic studies and training. Past Human Services DOC locations include Mexico, Costa Rica, India, Zambia and Benin, West Africa.