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Sociology (Human Services Emphasis)

Are you interested in earning a bachelor's degree and entering a career helping individuals handle their everyday conflicts and struggles? Through a major in Sociology with a Human Services Emphasis, compassionate and patient individuals with a desire to help others can obtain basic skills and knowledge to work in the human services field. 

Did you know ...

There are more than 700 human services agencies just in the Lowcountry of South Carolina that employ people with a passion for serving others. In the foreseeable future, the field of human services is expected to continue growing as more of the population ages, needs mental and/or substance abuse care or assistance with employment, housing and health care. 

What is the major in Sociology with a Human Services Emphasis?

This program is a full four-year degree which combines a liberal arts education and a course of study in understanding society, social groups and human interaction. The Human Services Emphasis provides additional study in important aspects of functioning in human services organizations that will help you develop skills in budgeting, marketing, resource management and entrepreneurship as you prepare for entry into the job market at the bachelor's degree level. 

What are the advantages of the Sociology/Human Services Emphasis program?

An advantage of the Sociology/Human Services Emphasis is its flexibility to customize around students' busy schedules as all of the human services emphasis hours (18 hours) are offered exclusively online in six 7-week courses. The required courses in sociology (19 hours) are offered exclusively on campus. The liberal arts core and general elective courses are exclusively on-campus courses. Three hours in the Human Services Emphasis will be offered both online and on-campus.

Who is eligible for the Sociology/Human Services Emphasis Degree program?

Any CSU student can enroll in the Sociology/Human Services Emphasis Degree Program. 

How do I apply?

Apply online or contact CSU Admissions at or at 843-863-7050 or 800-947-7474.