National Louis University's Bachelor of Arts in Human Services prepares students to advance in organizations that provide support and service to individuals, families, and communities in need. These include social service agencies, community health centers and rehabilitation clinics. Consider getting your Bachelor of Arts in Human Services degree at NLU if you: * Want to learn more about interpersonal communication, group process and family dynamics * Have an interest in working in community service * Have experience working in the field, or even if you don't—NLU's program offers a practicum option * Want to study either full or part-time depending on other life commitments Why NLU for a Human Services Degree In 1886, NLU was created as a learning institution dedicated to teaching teachers—with the ultimate goal of helping others and supporting communities so they could grow and prosper. Today NLU continues to carry out its original mission as one of the oldest still active human services programs in the Chicago-area — educating students so they can work in the fields that serve individuals and communities.
The number of jobs for social and human service assistants is expected to grow by nearly 23 percent between 2008 and 2018, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. This is due in large part to the aging population and increased demand for mental health and substance abuse treatment. Graduates with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Services degree hold various positions such as social service assistants, case management aides, social work assistants, residential counselors, community support workers, child-care workers, community outreach workers, life skills counselors or gerontology aides.