For students who want to help people through a personal and relational life impact, human services is the perfect major. With this degree, you'll be prepared for a career in social work or vocational ministry with a wide range of job options. You’ll gain knowledge and skills that equip you to work within social agencies, church-affiliated ministries or other private organizations to help individuals find the help they need to maintain stable, productive lives. Coursework culminates with an internship your senior year.
Did You Know?
The job outlook for social work careers is strong. Overall employment of social workers is projected to grow 16% from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.
-U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
You'll be Ready
Appalachian Outreach (AO), a ministry operated by Carson-Newman, provides a one-of-a-kind setting for service-learning. Students involved in AO serve East Tennessee residents through a comprehensive range of ministries such as providing food, clothing and firewood. AO even runs its own family shelter, The Samaritan House. Specialized ministries like counseling and Hispanic outreach offer interest-specific learning opportunities.
• Mental health clinics
• Child welfare agencies
• Adoption and foster care agencies
• Human services agencies
• Community development centers
• Ministry organizations
• Private practices
• Department of Human Services (Tennessee)
• Department of Children's Services (Tennessee)
• Boys and Girls Club of Dumplin Valley
• Boys and Girls Club of Morristown
• Helen Ross McNabb Center
• HOLA Lakeway
• Renovatus Recovery
• Samaritan House
• UT Medical Center