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Human Services Administration

Help people make their lives better. Become effective at
intervention and guidance.

Human Services Administration Seminar: Angels Helping Angels

Senior Seminar in Human Services: working with Angels Helping Angels, which provides meals and clothing to Baltimore residents every first and third Saturday

Human Services Administration Seminar: St. Vincent de Paul

Senior Seminar in Human Services: At St. Vincent de Paul, students prepared 100 brown-bag lunches with quotes of encouragement to be distributed by the Beans and Bread Center.

Human Services Administration Seminar: St. Vincent de Paul

Senior Seminar in Human Services: At St. Vincent de Paul, students volunteered at the annual Empty Bowls fundraising event.

Human Services Administration Seminar: House of Hope

Senior Seminar in Human Services: Students (above) partnered with the nonprofit organization Safe House of Hope, a day shelter for women formerly or currently working as prostitutes in Baltimore.

Human Services Administration: House of Hope

Senior Seminar in Human Services: At Safe House of Hope, students raised donations to subsidize the cost of a healthy eating demonstration.

Through our Bachelor of Arts program, you'll:

  • learn to offer guidance for coping with complex, often overlapping social, psychological and economic problems
  • be trained to work with the developmentally disabled, substance abusers, battered women, the homeless and other populations in need of assistance
  • be prepared for a career as a specialist, supervisor or entry-level manager in private, nonprofit or government agencies and for professions in such areas as:
  • adult services
  • benefits coordination
  • case management
  • child and family services
  • crisis management
  • gerontology
  • legislative advocacy
  • policy formulation
  • program management
  • public assistance
  • social service
  • vocational rehabilitation.


This program has been developed in cooperation with the Maryland Department of Human Resources and adheres to National Organization for Human Services Education standards.

Do more.

Want to add a minor to your major?
Learn more about our minors. (Note that not all minors are possible to combine with every major.)

Thinking about law school?
Learn more about our Automatic Admit option through the UB School of Law.

Students who qualify may take up to 9 graduate credits, which apply to both the bachelor's degree in Human Services Administration and the master's degree in Human Services Administration. Contact us for more information or learn more about our accelerated options.

Expanding your horizons:

  • If you are not currently working in the human services field, you'll participate in an internship that provides valuable, hands-on experience in private or public organizations at both local and state levels.
  • If you are already employed in the field, you can take advantage of an in-depth seminar that explores human services.

You'll also be prepared to pursue UB’s Master of Science in Human Services Administration, which includes the advanced courses necessary for executive careers, as well as advanced studies in public administration, applied psychology, legal and ethical studies or criminal justice.