Human Services
Three Reasons to get a Human Services major at DWU

If you want to make a difference in your community or the world at large, Human Services is a major you should consider. Human Services is an applied social science that prepares students for a variety of helping professions. We have graduates employed with local and state human service organizations across the nation. Dakota Wesleyan University's Human Services Department has a long-standing reputation as a premiere program with high quality graduates.

Our faculty brings a wealth of experience into the classroom. Before teaching at Dakota Wesleyan University, all were respected professionals in their field of expertise, locally and nationally. All continue their involvement in areas such as mental health, counseling, chemical dependency and domestic violence, as practitioners, consultants and volunteers. Students benefit greatly from their mentoring.

An excellent classroom education is only the beginning of what students can expect from Dakota Wesleyan's Human Services program. Students are provided the opportunity for on-going practical experience with local agencies and service organizations. The capstone experience for Human Services majors is a professional semester with a human service agency matched to the student’s career goals. These service-learning experiences open many doors for students and often lead to employment.
Dakota Wesleyan University was named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
Dakota Wesleyan University is proudly affiliated with the Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Members of any and all faiths are welcome and encouraged to experience an education based on learning, leadership, faith and service.
Dakota Wesleyan University has been honored as a College of Distinction through demonstration of excellence in these areas: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.
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