Human Services

An education that makes uncommon sense! At UNC you’ll get equipped for the world by immersing yourself in it. You’ll get a well-rounded liberal arts education, and you’ll also learn skills that prepare you for life beyond college. In the Human Services program you’ll combine learning through coursework and hands-on experience with experts in the fields of community health, gerontology, and rehabilitative services. By the time you graduate, you’ll be ready to meet the challenges of your chosen field – whether that’s a career or advanced study.

What can you do with a human service degree?

Be a community health educator, activity coordinator in a senior center, case manager for drug and alcohol prevention, or an advocate for child abuse prevention, people with disabilities, or older adults. Work in social service or mental health agencies, or vocational rehabilitation agencies for people with disabilities, federal, state and local health departments hospitals, nursing homes or assisted living centers, area agencies on aging, insurance companies or entrepreneurial occupations.


  • Congratulations to Megan Braunschweig, undergraduate Human Services major, on her receipt of the UNC Undergraduate Community Engagement Award. This award recognizes excellence and scholarship in the field of community-based research, community-based learning, and community partner building.