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The Human Service Counseling Major is designed to prepare students to work in the helping profession with (a) knowledge of people, individually and in interaction with others, and (b) counseling skills to help people who are making changes in their lives.

The program is built on a strong foundation of psychology and sociology to develop understanding of individuals and the influence of social interaction. Counseling theory and skills enable students to work with people toward functional ways of meeting their needs.


Fast Facts

  • Degrees offered: B.S., B.A.


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Clubs & Organizations

Counseling Club


In the introductory course, service learning in human service counseling agencies is emphasized. An agency internship is required near the completion of this program. These experiences provide the student opportunities to gain relevant work experience prior to graduation.


Recent Job Titles

In-Home Case Worker
Family Support Worker
Support Skills Specialist
Human Service Technician
Community Support
Family Permanency Worker
Addiction Technician
Restorative Care Coordinator

Recent Employers

Behavioral Health Specialists
Building Blocks/Counseling Enrichment Center
Oasis Counseling
Boys and Girls Home
Good Life Counseling
Jackson Recovery Centers
Norfolk Regional Center
Heartland Counseling Services
Transitional Services of Iowa
Center for Survivors


Faculty List

Kathleen Conway, Ph.D.
Branis Knezevic, Ph.D.
Steven Dinsmore, Ed. D.
Katherine Murphy, Ph.D.
Kyle Wockenfuss