Human Services Degree

two men talking at tableAssociate in Science Degree

This curriculum is designed to prepare students to perform effectively in a human service setting and/or to transfer to a baccalaureate program in human services, social work, psychology, counseling, or other fields in the helping profession. Emphasis is on the empirical and theoretical aspects of the disciplines of psychology, sociology, social work, counseling, and group work, with application through practicum experience in community facilities and settings. Students are trained to work with specialists in psychology, social work, community services, anti-poverty programs, mental health, gerontology, education, and advocacy.

Admission to the program requires placement in ENG*101, a written application, and a personal interview. All human services students must be advised by full time faculty from the Human Services Program.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Human Services Program at MxCC


Do you enjoy helping others? Want a fulfilling career where you can work directly with people – and, in one of the fastest-growing fields out there?

Start here with a Human Services degree from Middlesex.

Whether you want to build skills and qualifications for your current position, seek a new and exciting career, or aspire to be a leader in the field of social work – we offer a wide range of programs in Human Services specializations with a flexible schedule that fits your life. You’ll learn about the challenges and the rewards of working in Human Services – while gaining practical hands-on experience in your focus area.

Our curriculum is designed for those seeking continuing education or further enhancement of their skills in human services as well as those planning to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program in human services, social work, psychology, counseling or other areas.

In this hands-on educational program, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the attitudes, thoughts and feelings of working in a human services area through our top-notch clinical courses.
Gain direct experience with human service consumers and agencies through a variety of diverse internships and class experiences.

Middlesex can train you to work in the career of your dreams – helping people in need, in areas including social work, education, advocacy, community services, mental health and more. Get right to work in a field that’s projected to grow by 25 percent over the coming years, with an Associate’s Degree in Science or one of our sought-after certification programs.

The Human Services degree is part of MxCC’s Social  Sciences Division, which also includes anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, and sociology; and oversees curricula in Human Services, Therapeutic Recreation, Criminal Justice, and Early Childhood Education.


Jennifer Hernandez

Professor and Program Coordinator of Human Services
Phone: 860-343-5816
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Office Location: Snow Hall 508
See office hours here

Note About Financial Aid 
Federal regulations stipulate that a student may only receive financial aid for courses that count towards their degree/certificate. To comply with this regulation, MxCC must track the courses that a student is registered for that count towards their degree/certificate program.  Courses identified as not meeting program requirements will not be included in the calculation of financial aid eligibility. Pre requisites will be covered. This procedure is now in effect. Eligibility ceases once a student attempts 90 credits for a typical 60 credit program.

Becoming Connecticut State Community College 
STUDENTS: The Community Colleges are undergoing a merger with a plan to become Connecticut State Community College in fall 2023; please work closely with your advisor/program coordinator to select your courses accordingly. Click here for more details about this merger.