Human Services
Human Services (HS) Department

College of Education and Allied Professions

Outstanding Programs
We offer a wide range of degrees from any of the following programs:

  • Birth-Kindergarten
  • Counseling
  • Doctor of Education
  • Higher Education Student Affairs
  • Human Resources
  • Parks & Recreation Management
  • Project Discovery-Talent Search
  • Master's of School Administration/Post Master's Certificate in Public School Licensure

Mission Statement
The Department of Human Services within the College of Education and Allied Professions offers programs of study at the baccalaureate through doctoral levels. These programs prepare candidates for rewarding professions in early childhood education, parks and recreation management, community and educational leadership, human resources, school and clinical mental health counseling, and higher education student affairs. The Department includes Project Discovery, which works directly with youth in western North Carolina public schools to encourage attendance and completion of post-secondary education. Our mission is to create collaborative educational environments that support our students’ professional development. We prepare students to be professionals engaged in lifelong learning who embrace diversity and inclusion,design and implement evidence-based initiatives, and promote social justice. Our programs are guided by ethical, professional standards for best practice, which includes community service and internship experiences. In addition to preparing students, we serve communities through leadership, scholarship, and service.

Minor Offerings
If you already have a major, consider our minors in leadership or parks and recreation management. Minors can participate in many of the same clubs and organizations as our majors and can avail themselves of the same internships and opportunities. All of our minors, which are open to anyone except those majoring in the same concentration or program, offer an excellent and enjoyable complement to a range of majors.

Real-World Experience
While enrolled, you'll take advantage of many opportunities for real-world experience. Our students get hands-on experience in our programs through internships, field experience, and hands-on teaching. Our active Parks and Recreation Management (PRM) Majors Club involves many students in on-campus and community projects.Please contact us with your questions. We look forward to hearing from you.

Instructional Technology Support
Our college provides educational and research support through consultation, instruction and equipment checkout (e.g., cameras, voice recorders) through the Instructional Technology Support.


Copyright by Western Carolina University      •      Cullowhee, NC 28723      •      828.227.7211      •      Contact WCU
Maintained by the Office of Web Services      •      Directions      •      Campus Map      •      Emergency Information      •      Text-Only

Office of Web Services