Bachelor of Science Degree
Hilbert's bachelor of science degree in Human Services offers you a solid foundation with general courses in the major, options for specialized concentrations of study, and a strong liberal arts knowledge base. It is designed to prepare students for career paths in family and children's services, community mental health, substance abuse treatment, work with older adults, social services, and mental health treatment. It also serves as preparation for graduate school in fields including counseling, social work, rehabilitation, psychology, sociology, and school counseling. It is expected that students who successfully and consecutively complete five courses per semester will graduate within four years.
The program is also well suited for students who are unable to attend college full time due to family and work responsibilities as a number of courses are offered in the evening. Students transferring from other institutions will find that Hilbert accepts many of the credit hours received from previous institutions.
Our Human Services courses cover many areas, including counseling, family violence, alcohol and drug dependancy, juvenile delinquency, loss and grief, and ethics. In addition to pursuing study as a generalist, specialized concentrations are offered as options in child and family practice, family violence, law and human services, rehabilitation services, and substance abuse/chemical dependency.
Associate in Arts Degree
The associate-level Human Services degree is designed to prepare you for entry level positions in the field such as childcare worker, mental health technician, community worker, recreation aide, activities aide, and geriatric aide. Although most students entering the program choose to pursue a bachelor of science degree in Human Services, this is a valuable option available for those students who may be undecided about their choice of study or need to complete their degree within a limited period of time.