Human Services

Improve lives and make a difference

Through Franciscan tradition of service, Quincy University’s Human Services program offers a deep perspective on this in-demand field of professionals striving to help others in their community.

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”- Charles Dickens

Your courses

From counseling theories and techniques to the study of group and family dynamics, coursework guides you into a deeper understanding of service.

These elements will be covered:

  • Leadership in an organizational change
  • case management
  • statistics and research methods
  • appraisal and psychological testing
  • needs assessment and program evaluation.

What I Enjoyed Most

The things that I have enjoyed most about QU have been Phi Sigma Sigma, the theatre department, and my professors.
Colleen McCormack '15, Marketing Assistant, Educational Marketing Group

Active Learning Opportunities

The faculty of the QU Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences enjoy the respect of community leaders, and our tradition of collaboration through internships and practicum placements assures you of valuable opportunities.

Students in the behavioral and social sciences have interned at the following locations:

  • Blessing Hospital
  • Transitions of Western Illinois
  • Quincy Public Schools
  • Hannibal Regional Hospital
  • Recovery Resource
  • Department of Children and Family Services
Fun Fact: Attending Quincy can be very affordable for you--98% of our students receive financial assistance that ranges from $8,000 to $16,000 per year.

There’s no application fee when you apply online.

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