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Social & Human Services Minor

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In service to people, families, and communities.

Social and human services as a field of study encompasses course work associated with social work, sociology, and psychology providing students with an opportunity to learn about the organizations and agencies which provide social and human service; the evolution of the skills, programs, and approaches used to provide these services; and a background in the social and psychological conditions that impact people seeking those services. The minor will prepare students with an understanding of the social and human services work environments and key approaches to providing human services. Students will learn basic skills and tools used in agencies providing these services. Actual experience in a service learning context or through an internship will provide a practical understanding of the work environment. Finally, students develop an understanding of the importance of appreciating diversity and inclusion to their placements.

Still deciding? Reflecting on your values, interests, personality traits, and skills will provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. FOCUS 2 CAREER, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you do just that. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 CAREER by using the code: jacks. After completing FOCUS 2 CAREER, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.