Human Services Programs

The Human Services Department attracts a diverse student population who share a common desire to work with and help other people. Students are often enrolled directly from high schools. Others are returning to change careers, while still others have raised families and are seeking career opportunities for the first time. The ages of Human Services students vary widely.

Most students attend the full-time day program; others earn their degrees on a part-time day or evening basis. Some of these students are currently employed in social service agencies and are pursuing a degree for purposes of advancement.

To better meet the needs of Massasoit students, there are two options in Human Services - Transfer and Career.

Human Services Career Option 
This option maximizes students' opportunities for job placement directly after graduation by emphasizing skill-building course work and practicum experiences. Students in this option should take special care to choose their Human Service electives and other electives to build knowledge and skills that will help them reach their individual career objectives.

Program Requirements

Semester 1Semester 2Semester 3Semester 4Additional Information
English Composition IEnglish Composition IIField Exp and Seminar in Human Services IField Exp and Seminar in Human Services IIDownload Program Requirements
Group DynamicsGeneral PsychologyHuman Services ElectiveFostering Equality and DiversityView Course Outcomes
Introduction to Social WelfareHuman Services ElectiveHuman Services PracticeGeneral ElectiveProgram Advisory Committee
Math ElectiveInterviewing TechniquesPsychology or Sociology ElectiveHuman Services Elective
Principles of SociologySpeech CommunicationState and Local GovernmentScience Elective

Human Services Transfer Option
This option allows the Massasoit Human Services graduate to transfer directly into the junior year at other Massachusetts State Colleges. Most students transfer into Human Services, Sociology, Psychology, Social Work, or Education Programs.

Program Requirements

Semester 1Semester 2Semester 3Semester 4Additional Information
English Composition IEnglish Composition IIField Exp and Seminar in Human Services IFostering Equality and DiversityDownload Program Requirements
Group DynamicsGeneral PsychologyHuman Services ElectiveGeneral ElectiveView Course Outcomes
Introduction to Social WelfareHuman Services ElectiveHumanities ElectiveHuman Services ElectiveProgram Advisory Committee
Math ElectiveInterviewing TechniquesLab Science ElectiveHumanities Elective
Principles of SociologySpeech CommunicationPsychology or Sociology ElectiveLab Science Elective