Bachelor of Arts (Human Services)
Human Services is a professional field that deals with human social problems in a community environment. At JCU you will be involved in individual and group projects, plus field trips. Graduates work with people to make a difference in their lives.
|Townsville; Cairns; External|
|3 years full time
Part time available
|Midyear start - Yes|
|OP/Rank 2012 was 19/61|
|CRICOS code is 010346B|
Contribute to a socially just world
Human Services is a professional practice field that involves assisting and supporting people and communities to overcome difficulties and life changes.
What you will learn
This course includes subjects such as:
The Human Services major also aims to provide you with practical experience in addition to theoretical knowledge. Local and international field trips, individual and group projects and subjects in practical skills are taught by highly qualified professionals with experience in professional practice.
If you choose to study online, you will:
Download podcasts and slideshows of lectures
Participate in weekly quizzes and questions
Participate in web based tutorials
Participate in online discussion boards
Assessment is done via
Participation in online discussion boards
online exams (sometimes physical exams are held in a location close to you)
Getting out there
This degree is recognised by employers as providing a broad education that produces graduates with the communication, research, analytical and problem-solving skills essential in today’s workforce.
Human Services graduates can pursue careers with government and non-government organisations in the following areas:
mental health services
Graduates also work in developing social policy, disaster relief, and with charities and international aid organisations.
Joint degree options
Joint degrees give students expertise in a complementary discipline in reduced time and can enhance career prospects. At JCU the Bachelor of Arts degree can be combined as a joint degree in:
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