Human Services

The Human Services major consists of a Human Services Core plus a concentration in Counseling (on-ground on the Tennessee and Florida campuses) or Community & Family (hybrid on the Tennessee campus). The major opens doors to a diverse group of social service fields focused on improving the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities by engaging and meeting the basic physical, emotional, and relational needs of those served. Individuals in this field often work as counselors, social workers, case managers, and other professionals in a variety of settings, such as federal and state agencies, counseling centers, school systems, private nonprofit organizations, and other institutions. This major also prepares students for graduate training in mental health and social service fields, including the Graduate Counseling Program at Johnson University. Licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist or Clinical Mental Health Counselor requires graduate education and successful completion of professional and state licensure examinations. 

human services program imageStudents will benefit from Johnson’s accreditation, affordable tuition, and an experienced and engaged faculty dedicated to the spiritual formation of each student. Both the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degree coursework integrate a Bible and Theology Core and Arts and Sciences Core.


The Counseling Concentration prepares students for work or advanced training in a variety of human service fields, with particular attention given to the provision of direct services in a counseling setting. 

When students complete this program, they will be able to do the following:

  • Understand the nature of the Human Services and human systems.
  • Integrate awareness of self and others into ethical practice.
  • Provide services consistent with professional practice in the field of Human Services.

For a comprehensive list regarding program goals and objectives, see the catalog.

Professional Area Course Sampling
Human Development
Human Sexuality
Interviewing & Counseling Skills
Social Science Research & Writing
Abnormal Psychology
Human Services, Faith, & Ethics

Bible and Theology Course Sampling
Orientation to the Old Testament I
Orientation to the Old Testament II
Orientation to the New Testament
Fundamentals of Christian Faith
Exegetical Methods
Old Testament Poetry/Wisdom or Prophets Selective
New Testament Epistles or Gospels Selective