College of Health and Human Services

College of Health and Human Services

Our students are impacting the lives of individuals, families and communities focusing on the public good.

Experience Making a Difference.

Health and Human Services students learn to address a wide array of factors impacting health and well-being; biological, socioeconomic, psychosocial, behavioral, cultural or social issues, through majors like nursing, gerontology, criminal justice, communication disorders, dietetics, medical laboratory sciences, public health and social work.  


undergraduate and graduate students enrolled


awarded in scholarships


have jobs, start a business or a graduate program within 6 months of graduation


Belong. Stand Out. Go Far.

“The faculty and staff of the College of Health and Human Services are committed not only to providing quality classroom and laboratory experiences where students gain disciplinary knowledge, but are also committed to the application of this knowledge in professional settings. All of our students engage with the professional community through clinical, internship or other applied external experiences. We believe engaging in their profession encourages students to understand their role in the larger community and to appreciate the value of serving others.”

– James Ciesla, Ph.D., Dean


Making a difference starts here.

Academic programs in the college provide students the knowledge and experience necessary to make a difference in enhancing people’s well-being and quality of life. Each of the programs meets or exceeds the standards set for the health and human services disciplines, including national accreditations for medical laboratory science, gerontology, dietetics, nutrition sciences, social work and speech-language pathology.

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BGSU professor recognized by the Mid-American Conference for dedication to student success

Dr. Carrie Hamady teaches, advises and helps students succeed by connecting with each and every one on a personal level.

Class of 2021: Alexia Larson finds perfect career path helping older adults

The HHS graduate's classes and experiences opened doors for a career as long-term care ombudsman.

New BSN program to meet critical demand for nurses

BGSU's Bachelor of Science in nursing is geared for the latest health care needs and a rapidly growing job market. 

Dr. Philip Stinson awarded Professorship of Service or External Engagement Excellence

The BGSU professor in criminal justice has earned positive international reputation for his work on police crime and police integrity.

Abbott's coronavirus test includes work by BGSU alumna

Tao Xin '94 was named Abbott Researcher of the Year for her work creating antibodies used in coronavirus rapid tests.

BGSU's online criminal justice master's program ranked No. 12 in nation

For the second consecutive year, the program ranks among the top Best Online Programs in the country according to U.S. News & World Report.


General Information – Advising Office
104 Health and Human Services Building