Affect Societal Change

 

Are you interested in understanding human and social behavior, in learning how people relate to one another and about how to make a difference in their lives? With growing national issues in the aging population, social pressures on young adults and the rapidly changing profile of the American family, employment in human services are projected to experience above average growth.

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Attentive education that focuses on your success with faculty mentorships that linger after graduation. Standards are high, but you’ve got this with access to tutoring and professors who are engaged in your success.

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GGC’s innovative practices, caring culture and affordable tuition educate today's careers, and change the future for students at all levels, of all ages, from all walks of life.

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Human Services Concentrations

Applied sociology

The Bachelor of Science in Human Services is an interdisciplinary program emphasizing the application of theoretical principles of sociology, psychology, and human development to real-world settings. It prepares students for human services careers in the non-profit, private for profit and government sectors, and is foundational for graduate degrees in social work, sociology, gerontology or related fields. Students examine age-related changes from conception to death in the context of intersecting social systems, analyze social problems, and develop skills in advocacy and interpersonal communication to improve the delivery of human serves in the interest of human well-being.

Gerontology

The Bachelor of Science in Human Services is an interdisciplinary program emphasizing the application of theoretical principles of sociology, psychology, and human development to real-world settings. It prepares students for human services careers in the non-profit, private for profit and government sectors, and is foundational for graduate degrees in social work, sociology, gerontology or related fields. Students examine age-related changes from conception to death in the context of intersecting social systems, analyze social problems, and develop skills in advocacy and interpersonal communication to improve the delivery of human serves in the interest of human well-being.

Social work

The Bachelor of Science in Human Services is an interdisciplinary program emphasizing the application of theoretical principles of sociology, psychology, and human development to real-world settings. It prepares students for human services careers in the non-profit, private for profit and government sectors, and is foundational for graduate degrees in social work, sociology, gerontology or related fields. Students examine age-related changes from conception to death in the context of intersecting social systems, analyze social problems, and develop skills in advocacy and interpersonal communication to improve the delivery of human serves in the interest of human well-being.

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Careers and Grad School Prep

The Human Services degree spans a number of occupation options, including education, social work, counseling, advocacy, non-profit, business services, health services and research. 

Government Sector

  • Department of Aging and Human Services
  • Veterans Affairs
  • Division of Family and Children Services

Non-Profit Sector

  • Community development
  • Grant writing and fundraising
  • Public policy

For-Profit/Business Sector

  • Sales and marketing
  • Research
  • Health care
  • Education

Graduate Degree Options

  • Social work
  • Gerontology
  • Sociology
  • Psychology

Engaged Learning

GGC fosters partnerships with local community organizations to provide tangible experiences that move portfolios to the top of the employment pile.

  • Academic conference presentations
  • Internships
  • Service learning

GGC also creates global engagement through internationalized i‑courses and study abroad opportunities.

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What can I do with this Major?Career Exploration / Readiness

Minors, Certificates, Certifications

Minors, certificates and certifications add value and enhance degrees for enrolled degree-seeking students. Learn more about available professional certificate programs for non-degree seeking students.

African American studies minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with an African American studies minor.

Anthropology minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with an anthropology minor.

Biology minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a biology minor.

Business administration minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a business administration minor (non-business majors).

Business intelligence certificate

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a business intelligence certificate.

Chemistry minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a chemistry minor.

Creative writing minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a creative writing minor.

Criminal justice / criminology minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a criminal justice / criminology minor.

Cybersecurity certificate

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a cybersecurity certificate.

English minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with an English minor.

Film minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a film minor.

Gender studies minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a gender studies minor.

Geography minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a geography minor.

Gerontology certificate

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a gerontology certificate.

Global studies certification

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a global studies certification.

History minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a history minor.

Information Technology minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with an information technology minor.

Latin American studies certificate

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a Latin American studies certificate.

Mathematics minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a mathematics minor.

Paralegal certification

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a paralegal certification.

Physics minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a physics minor.

Political science minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a political science minor.

Professional studies minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a professional studies minor.

Religious studies minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a religious studies minor.

Sociology minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a sociology minor.

TESOL certification

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a TESOL certification.

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Unique to GGC’s focus on student engagement, faculty invite students at all levels – including freshmen – to collaborate on research projects, conference presentations, even co-authoring articles published in academic journals.

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Program Plans

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