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The Program is designed to teach students to assess and evaluate social research, as well as impart a deep understanding of social theory and practices.

A capstone course concludes the program as a means of summarizing students’ accrual of knowledge over the course of their studies.

The capstone includes a practicum where students will apply their knowledge in a real-world environment and take on meaningful projects relevant to their studies

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“Siena prepared me very well. Siena Heights has been very influential in my life. The spirit of what the Adrian Dominicans represent, I try to live each day.”

Terry Beurer ’80
Director of Field Operations
Michigan Department of Human Services

Terry Beurer, '80

Learn more about SHU Global’s program in Community and Human Services.

The Community and Human Services major is offered at one or more centers of the College for Professional Studies but is not available in the College of Arts and Sciences.

The Community and Human Services major is a multi-disciplinary program for persons interested – or already involved – in human service careers. This degree prepares students for a variety of career opportunities in the “helping” professions, where social service workers help strengthen the abilities and resources of others. Designed for students with some previous study and/or experience in the social sciences, the program offers a strong overview of the social service field and the role of the professional as an agent for positive social change in the community. Those students who wish to pursue a concentration in Family Systems studies should pay particular attention to their choice of electives and discuss their program with the academic advisor.

Alan Moore
Assistant Professor of Social & Behavioral Science

Careers related to the Community and Human Service degree include:

  • Family Services Program Staff
  • Family Services Program Administrator
  • Community Agency Program Staff
  • Community Agency Program Coordinator
  • Cooperative Extension Service Agent
  • Cooperative Extension Service Specialist
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Program Director for Youth
  • Program Staff Member for the Elderly
  • Program Director for the Elderly
  • Child Life Specialist
  • Government Policy Making
  • Youth Advisor or Counselor
  • Michigan Department of Human Services
  • Health Advisor
  • Grant Writer
  • Newsletter Contributor/Writer
  • Coordinator of Services for Refugees
  • Family, Youth and Adult Group Facilitator
  • Intake Assessment Specialist
  • Foster Care Liaison
  • Youth Mentoring Coordinator
  • Abused Children Advocate
  • Youth Mental Health Services Assistant
  • Substance Abuse Support Services Coordinator
  • Service Coordinator for Children and Families with Developmental Delays
  • Hospice Service Coordinator for Nursing Home Residents
  • Faith-Based Outreach Coordinator

Costs & Aid

We know that college can be expensive, but we don’t want cost to keep you from attending Siena Heights University! We offer numerous financial aid opportunities. Federal aid is available to students who qualify by completing the FAFSA. Feel free to contact us with questions about financial aid opportunities, or click on one of the links below.