Human Services


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For more information contact:

Michael Young, M.A.
Sociology Instructor/
Human Services Program
Coordinator
Office: CB 216
906.217.4034

youngm@baycollege.edu

Bay College
2001 North Lincoln Road
Escanaba, MI 49829

Human Services is a broad field that involves a variety of public and private agencies serving specific client populations (Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Medical, Elderly, Youth, Homeless, Job Placement, etc.). A two-year Associate degree is usually required for entry level positions within most human service agencies.

Human Service workers provide direct care to clients and are vital to an organization's success and efficiency. Demand for human service workers remains strong throughout the country and is expected to increase by nearly 34% over the next ten years (this is much faster than average)!

Students can earn an Associate in Applied Science in Human Services from Bay College in two years by completing 60 credits in human services, social and behavioral sciences, and general education courses. Students are required to complete a 3 credit supervised internship with a human services agency prior to graduation. Students must apply to a human services agency and get approval from the program coordinator before they can register for the internship. A background check is also required for internship placement. Click on the link below for internship application forms, policies, and procedures. 

Detailed information about the suggested sequences of courses, General Education Requirements, and approved electives can be found on the program page of our catalog by following the link for Degrees and Certificates.

You can learn more about the expected job growth and types of positions in this field by going to the links below: