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Human Services

National Accreditation

The Human Services Delivery & Administration (HSDA) program at UNG is accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Services Education.

About the HSDA Program

The HSDA program prepares students with the knowledge and skills necessary to serve individuals, families, groups, and communities, and to support human services functions.

According to the National Organization for Human Services, this career field is broadly defined as, “uniquely approaching the objective of meeting human needs through an interdisciplinary knowledge base, focusing on prevention as well as remediation of problems, and maintaining a commitment to improving the overall quality of life of service populations. The Human Services profession is one which promotes improved service delivery systems by addressing not only the quality of direct services, but also by seeking to improve accessibility, accountability, and coordination among professionals and agencies in service delivery.

Human Services are generally classified into four service categories:

  • Information or advising services such as libraries, museums and hotlines
  • Maintenance services such as civil service and public welfare programs
  • Personal services such as counseling
  • Protection services such as public health, criminal justice, and social services

Job Outlook in Human Services Delivery and Administration

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics for social and community service managers, job growth is projected to increase 9% from 2016- 2026, which is about as fast as the  the average of all occupations.

Some Populations Served by Human Service Workers

  • Children and families
  • Older adults  
  • The homeless 
  • Veterans  
  • Immigrants 
  • People with addictions 
  • People with criminal records
  • People with disabilities
  • People with mental illnesses

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