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Health and Human Services

Associate of Arts, Health and Human Services

Why Get an Associate in Arts degree in Health and Human Services?

If you would like to get a degree that will put you on the path to make a real difference in the lives of people, then you might want to think about getting a degree in Human Services. A degree in Health & Human Services at Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles, enriches those who are passionate about helping others. It allows you to make a difference in the lives of people. It is a field where you can see the results of your efforts, and most people who work in the human services report a very high degree of job satisfaction.

Experienced instructors empower students and deliver innovative curriculum. Many of the classes include a field work component that provides hands-on experience and networking. Also, this is one of the few Associate programs that include a semester of internship as part of the major requirements.

This degree will open new doors for those interested in entering the field of health and human services fields, such as working in:

  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Group Homes
  • Local Government
  • State Government
  • Non-Profit Agencies
  • Criminal Justice System
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Individual and Family Services
  • Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Facilities

Job opportunities extend across levels of aid and throughout the Unites States. Making it possible to live and work virtually anywhere in the country.

The Health & Human Services Program emphasizes mentoring, which means that students are closely involved with their advisor about their goals, career choices, academic performance and preparing to earn a Bachelor’s of Science. Over 90% of our Health & Human Services Majors do complete a bachelor’s degree at the Mount Saint Mary's University Chalon Campus in Social Work, Sociology, Criminology, Gerontology, Medical Sociology (a specialization within Sociology), and Film & Social Justice Programs. Many of our Doheny alums then pursue master’s degrees in Social Work at universities such as USC, Columbia University, UCLA, UC Berkeley, CSULA, and CSUN.

For further information about our program, contact:

woman smiling in blue blazer Amanda Romero, Ed.D, MSW
Chair & Associate Professor, Social Work | 213.477.2545