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Human Services

 Human Services Major

Bellingham          Everett         Distance Learning

The Human Services Program is still accepting applications for Bellingham, Everett, and Distance Learning for fall 2020!


Western’s Human Services major attracts students from diverse backgrounds with a strong commitment to social and economic justice, human dignity, self-determination, and the desire to facilitate change.

Thousands of Human Services graduates are currently working in meaningful positions in nonprofit, government, and community-based services. Graduates work in a variety of settings as case managers, advocates, grant writers, youth workers, volunteer coordinators, fundraisers, trainers, para-educators, and advocacy specialists for victims of child abuse, domestic violence, homelessness, or other social issues.

The program has a social justice orientation, engaging students in critical analysis and reflection as they examine social issues at the individual, group, organization, community, and global level. The curriculum emphasizes community engagement and requires 380 hours of field experience that allows students to integrate theory, knowledge, and skills through work in human services organizations. When WWU was selected for the national 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction, Human Services was one of the three programs recognized in this prestigious award. For a program overview, see the WWU Catalog's Major Guide for Human Services.  

Interested in majoring in Human Services? Click photos to see what students & graduates are doing!
Germaine Kornegay, Photo/Article,         North Sound Life Francisca Mejia Campos, Everett Human Services Chris Brown, Photo & Article, Western Window
Susan Darrington, VP/GM, Rogers Place, Photo & Article, The Globe & Mail


Sara Rodgers, Ministry of Health Liaison


Marcus Subia, Bellingham Human Services Alum, Video by Stephen Howie & Joe Gosen

Saron McKee, Director ADA Compliance, Philadelphia

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Alum Profiles &

Program Locations & Options:

WWU Human Services - Bellingham (Main Campus) 
Woodring College of Education, 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 at Everett Community College, 915 N. Broadway, Office 326, Everett, WA  98201
Phone: 425.405.1640
Email:  HS Everett
Please contact us to schedule a personal advising appointment!

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: 360-475-7507
Email:  HS Distance


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