The Human Services Program is designed to educate and prepare graduates to fulfill a wide range of family and individual needs in a variety of human service settings, especially in and around tribal communities. The program combines liberal arts education, human services/mental health care courses, and practicum courses. Information is presented in the classroom setting and through field placements in supervised program experiences.

NOTE: In order to graduate, LCOOC Human Services students must have a 2.5 GPA in the program.

Student Profile

As a Human Services student, you should:

  • Enjoy supporting individuals an families

  • Exhibit compassion, empathy, and acceptance

  • Use good judgment

  • Be dependable and flexible

  • Communicate effectively

  • Demonstrate awareness of diverse cultures

Career Outlook

Graduates may work in a wide variety of settings such as:

  • Social service agencies

  • Children’s service agencies

  • Employment Services

  • Rehabilitation/ Aftercare

  • Probation and Parole

  • Domestic abuse shelters

  • Victim’s service program

  • Mental health facilities

  • Substance abuse programs

Associate of Arts in Human Services

Program Outcomes

Students who complete the Associate in Human Services will:

  • Support individuals and families with issues that potentially cause people to experience problems in life, in tribal, and non-tribal life.

  • Develop plans to address the impact of social policies on Human Services client systems and in particular in tribal systems.

  • Guide people through systems (tribal and non-tribal) that are in place to help with a variety of problems.

Bachelor of Science in Human Services 

Program Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services will:  

  1. Use inclusive practice with diverse, underrepresented and vulnerable groups in society throughout a variety of local, regional and global human service settings, particularly empowering practice with Native and other diverse populations.

  2. Apply ethical and principled decision-making guided by the values and standards of the social work profession.

  3. Advance social justice principles in practice situations.

  4. Engage as lifelong learners, to maintain competence and stay current with best practice.

  5. Champion social justice and change through generalist social work activities with local, regional and international constituencies.