Human Services

Welcome to the Human Services Major,
one of the programs in the
Department of Health and Community Studies

Western Washington University has been selected for the national 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction award, which recognizes higher education institutions across the country that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities.

Human Services was one of the three programs recognized in this prestigious award, along with Compass 2 Campus, and the Center for Service-Learning.

The Human Services Program prepares professionals to work in a variety of settings as case managers, advocates, grant writers, youth workers, volunteer coordinators, human resource specialists, fundraisers, trainers, para-educators or advocacy specialists for victims of child abuse, domestic violence, homelessness, or other social issues.

“The Human Services program has a 45-year history of close engagement and collaboration with community partners. It is a mutually beneficial relationship, wherein our students provide much needed services for our partners, while adding to their academic experience through applied practice. Our program would not be nearly as sought after and successful if not for our community engagement,”  John Korsmo, Professor Human Services.

Program Locations & Options:

WWU Human Services -Main Campus.  The Human Services program is part of the Woodring College of Education and is located in Miller Hall 318.
Phone: 360.650.7759
Email: HS Bellingham
Please contact us to schedule a personal advising appointment!

WWU Human Services - Everett. 
Everett University Center, Gray Wolf Hall 253, Everett Community College Campus
Phone: 425.405.1640
Email:  HS Everett
Drop in advising is typically available on Tuesdays from 10am - 5pm at Gray Wolf Hall 253, or to find out more we invite you to schedule an individual advising appointment at your convenience. Visitor parking is offered close to the building at the cost of $2.00 for every two hours.

WWU Human Services - Distance Learning Program.
The Distance-Learning Program brings the Human Services faculty and curriculum to learners throughout the state of Washington and is designed specifically to serve place-bound students. Western Washington University’s Woodring College of Education actively seeks ways to provide access to higher education for individuals on the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas and in other underserved areas of the state. One of these opportunities is the Human Services Distance-Learning Program, an upper division major that utilizes mixed modalities with an emphasis on technology to enable students to complete a bachelor’s degree from Western.
Phone: 360.475.7265 or message phone: 360.650.7487
Email:  HS Distance


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