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The Human Services major at the University of Central Oklahoma prepares students for a career in social work. Specific areas covered in this major include Introduction to Social Work, Minorities in American Society, The Family, Human Behavior and the Social Environment and Social Welfare Theory.




Students enrolled in the Human Services option must also complete a three-credit hour Field Study in Sociological Services. Students are allowed to choose from a variety of different disciplinary options including sociology, criminal justice and Substance Abuse Studies.

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Institute of Hope

The Institute of Hope (IOH) is a faculty directed, student-run class.  The purpose of the class is to promote awareness of social injustices occurring on local, state, national and global levels.  We develop an academic understanding of the causes and consequences of multiple forms of inequality, encourage an awareness of issues and a unified opposition of social injustices in our programming and work while treating all we meet with dignity. 

Career Opportunities

Human Services major have the following career opportunities: 

  • Administration and Planning
  • Case Management
  • Advocacy
  • Program Evaluation
  • Policy Development

Community Opportunities

Take advantage of these opportunities in the metro which may spark your interest and even boost your resume.