Human Services

Are you the person friends turn to for advice? Have you been a role model for younger students? Do you enjoy knowing that you have made a positive difference in the lives of other people?

If you seek a career that offers the chance to assist individuals and improve the quality of life in your community, the Quincy University Human Services program can give you the start you need.

The Human Services curriculum will prepare you to master the theories that underlie the work of social service professionals and to become proficient in the best practices of the profession. You'll also become familiar with the political, economic, legal, and ethical issues in the field.

Your coursework will include the study of counseling theories and techniques, family dynamics, group dynamics, and the role of leadership in organizational change. You'll learn the tools of the field, including case management, statistics and research methods, appraisal and psychological testing, needs assessment and program evaluation.

High Demand
Job opportunities in the human services are projected to increase in the next decade. Your education at QU, rooted in the rigorous study of the liberal arts and the Franciscan tradition of concern and respect for each individual, can set you apart in this dynamic field.

Applying Theories, Changing Lives
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

Professional Advantage
Your instructors combine advanced degrees in their fields with many years of successful experience in various human services occupations. Faculty members have been carefully chosen for their expertise, their gift for teaching, and their commitment to individualized education in the Franciscan tradition. Their excellence—plus the small class sizes for which QU is known—will enable you to receive the prompt feedback and targeted advice that promote optimal achievement.