Human Services


The education of a human services professional integrates both theory and practice. Students are exposed to basic ideas and concepts in the classroom, and then have the opportunity to put those ideas and concepts to practical use in actual work settings.

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Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the associate degree, students in Human Services are expected to be able to:

  • Apply appropriate psychosocial concepts to clinical populations, such as those who are at-risk, needy, and/or disadvantaged;
  • Evaluate relevant theory (i.e. case management, interviewing and observation) in human services settings, such as mental health, victim, or employment support agencies;
  • Demonstrate basic clinical skills in practice, such as providing support, identifying problems, and working with diverse groups.  

Accreditation and/or Program/Cluster Review
Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

The Human Services program will undergo Program/Cluster Review during the Academic Year 2021-22. For more information, click here.

Professional Licensure (If applicable)
Bowling Green State University programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.

Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The Human Services program does not lead to professional licensure.

Gainful Employment (If applicable)    

Under the Higher Education Act Title IV disclosure requirements, an institution must provide current and prospective students with information about each of its programs that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.

The Human Services program is not a recognized occupation that requires a Gainful Employment disclosure.

Updated: 05/06/2024 04:55PM