Human services, social services and public safety
Motivated by a desire to serve others and your community?
Enjoy hands-on or field work, planning, organizing, managing and research?
Human and public services are filled with professions for those with a strong desire to help improve people’s lives, making it safer, easier and more fulfilling for others. You can be part of providing vital services, such as public safety, social support, education, employment, utilities, courts, legislation, law enforcement, community food and housing, and emergency and other relief services.
Critical skills and abilities
- active listening
- critical thinking
- deductive reasoning
- problem sensitivity
- social perceptiveness
Technical skills and knowledge
- customer and personal service
- education and training
- law and government
- public safety and security
- spreadsheet software
If you know this career community is the right fit for you but you’re unsure of your major, choose the human services, social services and public safety exploratory major to get started in the right direction. Your first 15 credit hours are applicable to all majors within this career community and you’ll get the experience to know which major is right for you. See admissions to apply.
If you are unsure if this Career Community is right for you, connect with career services to explore your options.