Human Services Career Pathway

Associate's Degree/Certificate (1-2 years)


Bachelor's Degree (4 years)


Master's Degree (6 years)


    Try Your Hand at Work


  • Job Shadow
  • Camp Counselor
  • Coach
  • Peer Mentor/Tutor
  • Childcare
  • Teacher's Aide
  • Non-Profit Volunteer (e.g. Food Bank, YMCA, Boys & Girls Club)

    College Major Options


  • Early Childhood Education
  • Human Services
  • Social Work
  • Human Development & Family Sciences
  • Community Health

    Career Options


  • Social Worker
  • Director of Childcare Facility
  • Personal Trainer
  • Addiction Counselor
  • Cosmetologist
  • Certified Financial Planner
  • Counselor
  • Community Service Director
Industry Recognized Credentials
American Red Cross CPR/First Aid
Child Development Associate
American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) Certifications: Family & Community Services, Early Childhood Education, Personal and Family Finance
Recommended High School Courses
    Human Services Courses:

  • Child Development
  • Foods and Nutrition
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Family Life
  • Personal Finance
  • Life Skills/Prep for Life
    Other Valuable Courses:

  • Senior Year Math
  • Accounting
  • Introduction to Business
  • Sociology
  • Economics
  • Career Planning
Recommended Dual Enrollment
    Human Development/Psychology/Social Work Courses:

  • Human Growth and Development (EDU220)
  • Child and Adolescent Development (EDEC247)
  • Sociology (SOCI101)
  • Psychology (PSYX100)
  • Abnormal Psychology (PSYX240)
    Other Valuable Courses:

  • Contemporary Math (M105)
  • Statistics (STAT216)
  • Probability & Linear Math (M115)
  • College Writing (WRIT101)
  • Introduction to Business (BGEN105)
  • Intro to Communication (COMX111 or COMX115)
  • Accounting I (ACTG101)
Postsecondary Options in the Montana University System
Dawson Community College Flathead Valley Community College Helena College MSU Billings Montana State University Bozeman MSU Northern Salish Kootenai College University of Montana University of Montana Western