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.

“The most useful asset of a person is not a head full of knowledge, but a heart full of love with ears open to listen and hands willing to help.”  Vishnu Bharath


Quincy University’s Human Services Program prepares

students with the practical knowledge needed to enter the workforce in a growing career field and also prepares students for graduate studies in the field.

These elements will be covered:

  • Assessment of individual needs
  • Case management
  • Counseling theories
  • Counseling techniques
  • Organizational leadership
  • Ethical behavior in practice
  • Family and group dynamics
  • Care planning.

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 in the Human Services Department actively collaborate with social services leaders in Quincy and the surrounding area. Students are assured of opportunities to gain real world knowledge, through placements in both internships and practicum placements.

Students have enjoyed opportunities in numerous regional locations, including:

  • Blessing Hospital
  • Chaddock Residential Treatment Center
  • Chaddock School
  • Transitions of Western Illinois
  • Mark Twain Behavioral Health
  • The Division of Child and Family Services
  • The Salvation Army Homeless Shelter
  • Children’s Advocacy Network
  • Quanada
  • Quincy Public Schools
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Adams County Drug Court
  • Adams County Youth Home
  • Adams County Probation and Parole
  • Adams County Health Department
  • Turning Point Recovery Centers
  • Catholic Charities
  • Quincy Medical Group
  • Various Private Practice Clinicians
Fun Fact: Quincy University is home to more than 30 student clubs and organizations including Greek organizations, service organizations, and music ensembles.

There’s no application fee when you apply online.

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